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Which is better for supporting a vargulf to flank an opponent. Dire Wolves or Fel bats. I heard somewhere that since fel bats are classed as infantry they get a bigger boost from IvoN but i'm not sure if this is true. I can't decide which ones to take for a 1k fight (mostly against high and dark elves) anyone have any insights to tip the balance?
Direwolves deny rank bonuses when they hit someone in the flank, fell bats do not.
gd advice, i didnt know that thx
Wolves definitely, if you feel he needs support at all =). fel bats will risk taking more wounds than they contribute in combat res and end up putting wounds on the varghulf.
I agree on the dire wolves part for flank support (deny ranks), i just cant see why the bats give more wounds then the wolves...both are WS3 and T3 with no armor whatsoever...
And at the end of the day if u compare the 2 units...lets say u have 4 bats and 4 wolves, if the enemy makes 4 wounds no wolf replys, with the bats u get 4 attacks even with 2 dead
Or you can consider the Varghulf the support unit. I played a couple of games against VC, one where the Varghulf supported Black Knights and the other where it supported Blood Knights. Both times, it was nasty.
But for what you're saying, I'd go with wolves, too. Though bats skirmishing formation and double wounds make for a better shield against enemy Line of Sight.
Because the wolves are denying rank bonus, they can take some wounds before they start to create a deficit against the Varghulf. If you only had 4 of them, you shouldn't be charging them in there, no.That'd be one huuuge enemy regiment you're lined up on if the surviving bat bases are able to get attacks back with a 50x50 varghulf on there too =)And at the end of the day if u compare the 2 units...lets say u have 4 bats and 4 wolves, if the enemy makes 4 wounds no wolf replys, with the bats u get 4 attacks even with 2 dead
yah id use wolves
maybe 2 units of five or 1 unit of 7 depending on how much u got to spend
since the vargulf is vampiric the wolves can march and will make a mess of any bolt throwers or archers he/she has
also i believe wolves r cheaper
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