Ehhh.... we're talking about two fairly "below-par" units here. The reason-being is pretty simple: the only advantage to Longbeards is that units nearby don't Panic. You should already have an "anvil" with your BSB in it, plus your general, so the odds of anyone Panicking are slim-to-none already. Warriors are cheaper simply by virtue of not having the "Grumbler" rule, +1S, and +1WS. Because the average WS in Warhammer is 3, the WS5 isn't all that useful. You'll almost always hit on a 3+ with Longbeards, and usually a 3+ with Warriors, but neither regiment is really meant for doing anything other than holding the line until help shows up. The Strength difference is nice, but with the average Toughness in Warhammer hovering around a 3-4, the difference is really who you will wound on a 2+ with either regiment. Lumping Chaos Warriors and Saurus into that category is certainly a benefit, but is it really worth 4pts? Especially when you should have much better 2A, S6 guys in your Special?Hi,
Am starting a Dwarfs army with those lovely new models. Just picked up a box of longbeards, but I'm not sure what to equip them with. I should probably note I plan on buying Ironbreakers and will use them whether they are good or not.