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found this here, and its completely applicable to Marauder Horsemen, MoS just makes it that much better.Well, I was browsing through the anti-hydra tactics discussed over here previously and I came across a rather interesting use of Reavers (or any fast cavalry for that matter) : Large Monster hunting.I personally like it. It is simple and relies on a formation not some special trick or magical item that you would waste extra points on.
The reasoning is as follows: Buy a unit of five Reavers with a champion and a musician. Move behind the enemy hydra/stegadon/Greater Daemon, ending your move in a long 1×5 line, with the champion at the front. Charge the enemy in the rear next turn. The enemy can’t challenge, and can only attack the champion, thus netting a maximum of 1 CR. The Reavers have 3CR, and thus win by 2 (Rear + outnumber). Hopefully the enemy breaks and the Reavers can run them down.
What I like about this is that even if the Reavers fail to break the Hydra, they tie it up for a few turns at least, and should they survive and break, the hydra must pursue, back to the enemy deployment zone. This could even work against a large block of infantry with hatred.
Obviously only usable if the enemy can’t challenge.
What do you think about this idea? Workable?
what do you guys think?
2010 WoC Cav W/L/D - 7/3/1
1 Stegadon = 10 US,
If Champ killed - then 4xHorsemen = 8 US.
So Stegadon outnumber.
I killed Anctient Stegadon with unit of 12 Chaos Warriors (Shields, +1 AS from warshrine) and 5 Horsemens with flails. No wounds to Stegadon, he killed 1 warrior, but i outnumbered and he breaks.
it also assumes that your opponent doesn't simply move out of the way, turn, charge something else, charge your now strung out unit with something else (considering your unit is now eating up approx 10" of board space), shoot the fast cav, magic the fast cav, do anything else that disrupts your plan
While in theory its a nice idea, I think the chances of it working are rather slim, as someone once said, no plan survives contact with the enemy
Not sure exactly how practical this "tactic" may be...
"It takes a vast amount of self control to be this dangerous."
---Ogvai Ogvai Helmshrot, Jarl of Tra, VI Legion Astartes
I almost think its cheesy to be honest, but i thought i'd share it and see peoples views.
2010 WoC Cav W/L/D - 7/3/1
Well, you can actually use this tactic from the front. All you have to do is to make sure that you outnumber your enemy, and have a musician to break any units without a musician, a banner or a challenger. Too bad it won't work against Dragons...
I'll for sure use it against my friend Hydra next time.