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I came across someone looking to get rid of their skaven, They are all assembled and unpainted so the part I dreaded the most about skaven is already done. My question is how good of a start to an army would this be? The great part is it is only $100. It also contains all the bits to make them with whatever options available.
1 army book 1 Skaven Warlord
60 Skaven Clanrats Regiment hand to hand
30 Skaven Clanrats Regiment Spears
12 Skaven Night Runners
2 Skaven Ratling Gun
20 Skaven Plague Monks
20 Skaven Plague Monks
1 Skaven Warp-Lightning Cannon
1 screaming bell
That is certainly a good deal! A lot of usable models for less money.
You can field a rather nice skaven army with those models,
You have the rules from the army book
and 1 Skaven Warlord as cheiftain. Now just get a warlock engineer and your heroes are ready.
You have a lot of clan rats, so field 2 units of 30 and use the remaining 30 to make a unit of 20-21 slaves. (Slaves are ideal for any skaven army) Skaven
Make one unit of 5 night runners, and use another 5 as gutter runners.
use the two ratling guns on your clan rat units, and as special use 25 plague monks. You can use the last 15 plague monks together with the 10 remaining clan rats as another unit of 30 clan rats
Also - if you want to, you can convert your own plague censer bearers from some plague monks. Or you can use the rare choice on the WLC
This should effectively give you around 1250-1500 pts of fur
Hope this helps
Thanks for the response. I also forgot to mention i have some empire that i had from long ago when they were the starting army with the orks. I was gonna make the spearmen into slaves I also converted the gunners into jezzail teams and the great cannon into another WLC. I did these all awhile back when I first considered making a skaven army a friend had given me alot of skaven bits mostly heads and weapons from his skaven.
With what I have and this purchase I would need one more weapons team which I could probably convert or purchase as well. I have lots of burst cannons from the Tau for 40k which would make a great start for a ratling gun i think.
I used to own a skaven book so I had figured this with what I already converted could get around 1800-2kish but was not familiar with how well a list with these would do.
For $100, i'd certainly buy that.
So i purchased this. It was from some local using a classified the listing said 12 warp lightning cannon. I called asking what it was 1 or 2 knowing it wasnt 12. He said it was 1. Well after viewing it I know what he ment 1/2 a warp lightning cannon it was missing the crew and gunner. Everything else was there plus there was 2 rat ogres 2 pack masters 4 plague censer bearers and 2 engineers 1 was missing an arm. So overall it was much more then intended and maybe with some luck can find someone selling the crew for the WLC on ebay.
Now, another question for all intents and purposes if I throw all the monks and clanrats together and make sure the 2 front ranks and each one guy on the flanks are in fact clanrats with hand weapon shield would this be sufficient if thats all i plan on running and the other bodies which will be removed first just be filler. Example of a unit x being clanrats with hand weapons and shields and o being either plaguemonks or the gutter runners both using 2 hand weapons or clan rats with spear and shield as I dont think i want to run spears or 2 units of plague monks or even the gutter runners. Though I may in the future but would save me on having to weapon swap arms or buy more rats at this point.