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Well this weekend an army with 2 steam tanks ate me for breakfast, so I was wondering... how in Ra's name are we supposed to take that on? Please help me out here and if you have recommendations on other armies that are complicated to beat please shoot some advise this way, thanks.
Tomb King with Destroyer of Eternities works really well. I have yet to not kill a steam tank when I've faced one.
Also, SSC works really well if you can hit and wound one. And Ushabti are pretty decent, but not amazing. Other than that, not much from TK is gonna work very well.
I'd get MC Bone Giant on it. Him slamming in and not having to roll to hit can get a nice decent number of attacks off.
I played a 2 Stank, 4 Cannon army the other day...
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Well, a tomb king with any great weapon will slice through a steam tank like nothing. Not just the DoE. 4 autohitting str 7 attacks.
Ushabti are nearly as good, each model gets 3 autohitting str 6 attacks. So with a unit of 4 you're getting a good 12 hacks in and on average half will wound.
Bone giants can work well with the autohitting, if you can afford their steep price. Otherwise as people said, the SSC is a pretty standard way to go if you can hit dead on.
I wouldn't recommend charging it with chariots though, as they take impact hits back from slamming into the thing.
Empire doesn't have too much else that is scary. Wizards with lore of light can be mean. Many of their spells are flaming and they have higher strength vs undead.
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 would have thought the weapon of choice against a Steam Tank would be the Flail of Skulls.
Same great tasting strength bonus but with twice the wounds!
Or as other have mentioned, twin Skullapults double-tapped with Invocation of Smiting. You just have to knock them down to about 3 or 4 wounds to render them ineffectual.
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thanks people, I will try to take them out, it was a 3k pt game, he had 2 steam tanks, a volley gun, a cannon, and was VERY magic heavy, and tons of knights. I will make a point to reach him and eff some things up. Thanks.
What is the LD of the SteamTank?
in any case, with a decent die roll, a Casket might do the trick if it works in 7th Edition not too far from how it worked in 6th.
Magic that has no strength value will not affect the Steam Tank, which would make it immune to the poor old Casket of SOOOOULS.