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K I play a lot of 1k games (friendly) and in my first match using Skaven I took the Doomwheel as my rare (and my only rare). To me it didn't seem to perform that well, but maybe it was just bad die rolls or something but I honestly wasn't too impressed with it. Unless it gets the charge, it pretty much loses static combat res cuz there are no ranks and against tougher models it doesn't realy get that many wounds off.
So my question is, Do you prefer taking two cannons instead? Or perhaps you like to max out your rares with 1 of each? I have a list made up with each combination but am not sure which would be more "entertaining" to use.
Warriors of Chaos > 3,000
Life - TBA
cannons > everything else
at 90 points and the good chance they kill 3+ models every round. they pay themselves off very fast.
especially when gunning down knights and characters :-)
Cannons are greater than everything else, true that. However, I think you might be using the DW a little wrong. It's more of a monster hunter and small unit killer. Just like a chariot, it's not meant for prolonged combat. Smash it into enemy skirmishers and cav on the flank, or run it into/near an enemy monster, and watch the impact hits finish what the very angry lightning started. Don't go head to head with block troops, static CR will lose it for you 90% of the time.
Fear me, mortals, for I am The Anointed, The Favored Son of Chaos, The Scourge of the World. The armies of the Gods rally behind me, and it is by My Will and by My Sword that your weakling nations shall fall. - Archaon, The Everchosen, Lord of the End Times
first of all. thank you very much lord vrrmmik :-)
thats what i meant by gunning down knights and characters. bad choice of words, granted
Ive been in a match a while back. it was HE + WE vs Skaven + WoC. sadly i was on the wrong side of the table. played HE that match.
but i got lucky kiting a DW around a unit of juggers was very effective way of killing the juggers off without too many casualties
but my best move with the DW is defenately the flank charging on knights, i just love when that ratwheel comes outta nowhere and chases off a few mounted guys
I would use the Doom for hunting Heavy Cavalry but my 10 Jezzails usually take them out first
Monsters are out of the question, that's what my two Warp Lightning Cannons are for.
So that doesn't leave me much room for the Doom. I often just lurk on the sides until the opportunity arises. I would take out War Machines but a lot of the time I have Gutter Runners that do that for me.
So, all I'm left with is small blocks of infantry to attack. Of course I'd have to attack the heavy infantry, attacking hordes with a Doom ain't gonna get you very far!