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I see a lot of lists with several small units and almost no huge blocks of infantry. How would large units of about 70-100 skeletons or ghouls work? Is it viable?
For instance a unit of 40++ skeletons, 10 wide, with spears would attack in 4 ranks. If you have about 80 skeletons with spears you can withstand a lot of punishment and still retaliate with 40 attacks.
What do you think? Would it work? Is it too expensive?
sounds like an interesting idea but ghoul hordes are even better 40 poisoned attacks 41 if you take the unit champ upgrade althogh skeles do at least get a 5+ before mods i might give it a try soon or if you do let us know how it went for you
i'm interested to see if ti works
I do it sometimes with my ghouls. I either run them in 3 or 4 units of 30 (6x5), or 2 or 3 units of 40 (10x4). You still get 40 poisoned attacks without spending ridiculous points on a giant unit with spears. So far, they've taken out hordes of mauraders, large blocks of empire swordsmen, blocks of saurus, and even smaller units of Chaos warriors with a little help. Thanks to the new rules where 6's always wound as well, I've been transfering my 40K IG mentality of more attacks = more wounds = more failed saves.