Rank bonus is based on number of models, not wounds or unit strength. You can't have 4 ranks without 20 distinct physical models. This seems to be coming up in a lot of threads, so I made a picture!I'll have mine mounted on a Corpse Cart inside a unit of skeletons. (15 skeletons turn into 4 ranks;Y)
The difference at strength 5 is so small as to be negligable, honestly. 1/36th difference. Then once you get above strength 5, ghouls are being wounded on 2's just like skeletons regardless of the increased toughness. The most effective difference comes in against higher strength attacks with weapon skill 3, as the increased WS of the ghoul will help keep them alive once toughness and saves become meaningless.Ghouls are only more durable against s5+ attacks. The 4+AS makes up for the lower toughness against s3-s4.
Agreed.I keep my necromancers in the case.
This has already been done to death in the Rule forum. Go there to check the conclusion. I did find a way to use the Slan's rules for other armies, using the BRB. The drama is the width. A rank has to be 5 MODELS wide, so the Skels would be 4 skels + CC for the first 5 ranks...anywho, check the rule forum.Using the slaan as precidence is fallacy as the slaan states he occupies the space he takes because he is the slaan and that is his rules, not because its some rule that applies to monsterous mounts etc.