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I'm just getting into Chaos now and starting a Slaanesh army. I was wondering how many warriors is a good number to put in each unit of warriors as they are pretty darn expensive and 15 with full command and Mark of Slaanesh is over 200 points!
So how many warriors do you guys use in your units?
Well I run 15 myself most people like to run the unit 6 wide so 12 or 18 in a unit. You should never need more then that if your looking for ranks and numbers that’s what the murders are for.
Fast is the only way to be.
I usually advise on units of 12, in 6x2 form, with Champ and Music. (use 11 w/ Character etc)
If you want the Banner of Wrath, then i think the extra rank can be worth it, to add some static combat res (so 18 in 6x3, with FC)
Gear depends on mark generally. Khorne, go offensive, so extra HWs to max out on the attacks. Nurgle, shields for defence.. dont know why, just seems right lol. Halberds can be good all round, for that Str boost. Especially for a Chosen unit.
Depends on what the unit's for.
If you're facing Skaven for example, then trying to beat them by CRes is silly. Therefore, I'd take small units of Khorne with 2 swords. Likewise, against small, elite units (Swordmasters etc), then you'll want to use CRes to break the deadlock, so the extra rank may well be worth it, especially if you win the combat by one, then run them down.
Of course, I theorise based on my experiences facing them. Experimentation is the best way to learn.
11-12 Warriors with Music ,if Khorne take Halberds.
Well everytime i use units of 12 they seem to die, horribly, every time i use units of 15, they do ok, not sure why, i mean its isnt a huge amount of difference static combat res wise. Chosen with Great weapons however should be fine in units of 12.
I generally use 12 w/ full command, they do ok as long as they get the charge imo. chosen khorne warriors w/ shields and extra hand weapon start to get very expensive however!!
I have been considering getting 18 in a unit with mark of nurgle so i have a chance of outnumbering and causing an autobreak, which would be very useful against a unit of stubborn temple gaurd with a slann in the middle of them.. *mutter mutter*
i use 12 men in a squad and i compleatly owned my last opponent (chosen worriors of khorne whith hals andd shields) and my worriors of slannesh took 5 canon shots a fusillage of musket balls and still reched combat and decimated those state troops (i was playing 1000pts so that was practicly my whole army).