Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Where to the Ratmen?

So what is the way forward for the Skaven, given the introduction of 8th Edition?

Well I'm not sure. Not very helpful but at least honest. I don't think Skaven will suffer much under the new rules but I do think that quite a few of the weaker armies will be strengthened - especially Orcs and Goblins, Ogres and Dwarfs. Empire and High Elves are being tipped as new stars - we'll see.

Initially my list won't change markedly from what I'm currently running:

Priest on Furnace

2x Clanrats
4x Slaves
3x Giant Rats
2 Swarms

1x Plague Monks
2x PCBs
1x Gutter Runners

Warp Lightning Cannon

With greater freedom in choices I can see myself adding at least one more Rare. This will be a Plague Claw Catapult given my lack of shooting and the likelihood of big infantry blocks.

The Giant Rats may go - a lot depends on the deployment rules for 8th. Also one unit of PCBs may be for the chop. We'll see.

I'm thinking games will be going to 2400 points as standard, so that may give some scope for new units.

In the next few days I'll post some pictures of the new units I've been painting.

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