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So in my various glances and one thorough look through of the new book I came up with an interesting idea/strategy. Mostly for fun but hey I think it'll work.
150 slaves pushing a screaming bell with a grey seer and with death frenzy cast on them.
Since slaves are expendable lots of warpstone will be going into that unit once it gets into combat.
Eh? eh? eh?
I can only imagine the shock ed expression of seeing such a huge unit from your opponents face.
Grey seer takes care of leadership, frenzied means no caring about to little attacks. Might as well add a banner or a chieftain with a banner (Can Skaven hero's go to the back of the unit still? If they can get a chieftain with a banner that adds to the Combat res.). Maybe add command, except for the champion of course. Sounds like a terrifyingly expensive(money wise) and looking unit. With the right guys with the right magic items you probably could make it even more evil.
We rode on the winds of the rising storm, we ran to the sounds of thunder. We danced among the lighting bolts, and tore the world asunder.
unfortunately, it will be avoided. And will be destroyed with a lot of means, Warmachines, all unit effecting spells. I can't imagine a soul stealer, black horroror gateway etc. spells casted on that unit.
150 dices rolled for life of poor mice.
Can slaves even push the thing?
Tomb Scorpion Kill Counter: Gotrek Gurnisson, Empire Cannon Crew=3, Blood Knights=2, Saurus Cavalry=5, Saurus Warriors=3, Razordons=3, Skink warriors=7, Jezzails=8, Poison Wind Globadiers=10, Warp Lightning Cannon=1
I dunno, isn't there a banner that gives you triple march move once per game? Charge that thing forward with a hell pit abomination next to it and give people some very hard choices to make. Or use it as bait, people may want to charge the bell and then you could counter with abominations or rat ogres or the like....
I think Slaves can push a Bell, but can't start the game doing so, meaning that the original unit pushing it has to be defeated first.
I did this in the past, using I think a unit of 60 slaves in 5th edition to push a bell. My army list was the Grey Seer that was totally decked out; the Slaves, a unit of gutter runners; in fifth edition, one of the better kept secrets was that Skaven had Harpies in their Army Monster List index. Most games required no large unridden monsters in most battles, so the Harpy rule actually doubled up what the Skaven had for fast movers (if you count the Gutter Runners). It was actually an effective list, as it's sole purpose was to give the Screaming Bell it's charge and then use a souped up Grey Seer as the real killer in the unit.