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hey guys, i'm working on an O&G army right now and i'm planning on using alot of night goblins ( the models are just to cool to pass up on) but since i'm used to playing Warriors of chaos deciding how big i should make the units is a bit hard. normally my warriors units aren't more then 12 men big but i have the slight feeling that's just not gonna cut it with night goblins
so how big are the units that you people are using and why did you choose that size? i would like to discuss what sizes should be taken for any unit in an O&G army but let me just start by asking you what sizes you use for:
night gobbos with handweapons and shield
night gobbos with spears
night gobbos with bows
squig herds (i really want a unit of this because it just looks too funny)
so what unit sizes do you prefer/advise?
well with the CC gobbos I personally go with no less than 25, sometimes 30 and with spears 35 if I can afford it. Shortbows are always minimum unit size, no standard sometimes netters though. I use 2 squig herds, seeing as thats all I've got , but I think 3 herds is better although I normally get them to explode easily enough with just the 2.
25-30 are respectable sizes for Night Goblins, with a standard and facing most Enemy you will get 5 CR alone with outnumber and rank Bonuses. However if your going too be going all NG all the way i would recommend a couple "fighty" groups of 35+
35+ 7 wide with spears will make for a impressive 15 attacks(for Goblins anyway) and with nets you can lower your opponents str most the time, against enemies with the adverage t3 they will be wound goblins on 5+, which helps negate the awful armor save that comes with weilding Spears.
With Bows i would keep them bare minimum, they won't do much if anything in CC
Squig Herds can put out some Decent hurt but like all Night Gobbos lack any real defense, having no armor means the enemy will score lots of kills. For you too use them effectively you might want too throw them into a enemy Flank too knock off up too 3 points of their CR.
Squig Hoppers can be useful as well if not a tad random.
Try using a Night Gobbo Boss on a Giant Squig, that thing is fun