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Just wondering if anyone uses tomb swarms and what they use them for
I definately use them. With their special rules they are well suited to war machine hunting. They can also be used to tie small elite units until more support arrives. Having poisoned attacks makes them helpful even against high toughness creatures. And its a troop slot that helps me get the +1 to first turn by burying them.
The downside to tomb swarms over other swarms used to be that they crumbled. Now all swarms do that anyway so I think they are probably among the best value swarms out there (my favourites were always bat swarms). Of course they can't march but they can still be useful :ballon:
They are great for offerring support to a Scorpion (ICF, especially in games under 2K, where special slots are even more limited, what with Chariots, Ushabti, Tomb Guard AND Carrion fighting for places too.
I have used swarms from the very beggining. AND THEY OWN. in most games they do some sort of dmg. I typically bury them next to a warmachine or to tie up units. I have two swarms and against the warmachines i typically make them run becuz of fear. POP AND THEY RUN! also in my last game i was able to pop up get rid of my friends cannon and make his unit of longbeards run. Oh and if you didnt notice they can pop up and charge in the same turn. I find these guys very useful since cannons and such are really good against us.
Along with Scorps and Carrion they are my favourite harassment unit. 2 bases are only 90pts and they dont use up precious special or rare slots either. They dont always find a place in my lists but still, a very useful unit.
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I usually take a unit of two and use them to take down warmachines or small units of missile troops. They can also work well to hold back bigger units of troops and then support them. With the ICFB you can rear or flank charge their units and hopefully tie them for at least two rounds8Y
See i almost always put a unit os 2 in all my 2k + armies but use em for a different purpose.
Me i like them to stay back and protect my catapult.Using the small rule the catapult can fire over them while being protected from flyers-scout or ambushed units.
Let slip the dogs of war.
Bretonian (over 5k points)
Tomb king (over 5k points)
Ogre kingdom (4.5k points)
Tyranid (3k points but not even half assemble,new army)
Swarms are awesome!
They can kill a machine, even if not, they won't run so they'll prevent it from shooting.
They can protect your SSC.
They have poisonous attacks and that's soo nice against T heavy models.
They have ICFB rule which speaks for itself.
They are core.
Thier models are insanely crap (every of my friends thought they are just 40x40 bases for something, not models when they saw it first time), but in game they rock!
And the ground did tremble, as the king marched to war...