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how many wolf riders should i include in my army and what should i arm them with?
How many points is the army? What is the general theme? Are you taking spider riders at all? You need to post a vague list before your question can be properly answered but i always run my wolves in a unit of 5 (or 2 units of 5, depending on points) with spears and a musician. This makes them the perfect unit for whipping round the flank, march blocking and then hitting the enemy in the rear for the +2 combat res and also the S4 hits on the charge. If they flee as a charge reaction (as fast cavalry should) the musician means they rally with leadership 7 (at least). How many to include in the army really depends on the list and points. Shortbows can be used if you have a few points spare and nowhere to spend them. 5 points isnt bad but they'd be lucky to get one kill per game, being honest.
I agree with the Spears and Musician, but I like to take either 6 or 7 per unit (same with Spider Riders) just in case they get shot at by another small unit. I also occasionally take short bows if I am using them on a flank, just in case I need one or two more dead in a unit to cause a panic test.
thanks guys ill take the advice onboard!
Yeah I agree, spears and musician.
I have 5 with bows, spears and musican but only because thats how they are modeled. I think the boys have killed only one skink out of 10 games. Though for that game they got their points back for the bows at least.
Not an OnG player myself, but personally id recommend that if you want wolves, get them pulling chariots, they hit hard for goblins. Then for the ''cavalry'' model, use Spider Riders, move through woods is awesome for them Just something to think about.
The 18" movement is far too attractive to not have a couple of those units zipping around the field with, so I take a mix of spider riders, and wolves with one of those units always having short bows. Getting to put the last wound on a mage that is chilling in the back is enough to make your points back for the next 15 games.
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