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Giant rats are mixed units, so do they work the same as monster and handler i.e. skirmishers and never get a rank bonus?
I'm pretty sure they just rank up as normal. eg. the new LM skink/kroxigor units are mixed but still rank up..
Giant rats will rank up as normal IE
- only gain rank bonus for ranks of 4
- can flank
- 7 wounds for 6 models at low cost not bad really, plus whips can attack over them
I used to run them over slaves, they did fairly well
+ better WS
+ better movement
+ die just as easily
+ more attacks.
- more expensive
40K-Beakies(9-14-4),Guard(4-7-2),Orks(34-12-11). FANTASY-Dwarves(15-6-7),Beasts (14-14-1), Skaven (17-17-10) DoC (6-1-2). CYGNAR (28-15-1)
For their job giant rats are better than slaves. They are both cheaper and faster. They aren't there to kill anything, just to get in the way to bait and flee, deny charges, flank if they have to, and just be a general nuisance..
Ranks of 4? Do you mean 5?
no, the minimum rank broadside is 4
HA! I answered one of YOUR questions for once
Oh, OK. Is that one of those leftover 4 wide rules like the beastmen one, except this one still states they get the bonus?
I think, but then again I've seen them in ranks of 3 (batallion picture and things)
OK, well, I don't know what's going on there then.
Skaven aren't really my strong point.
Me too, haven't even started them