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Old 13 Aug 2006, 21:09   #1 (permalink)
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Default just started skaven

I finally have some cash to start up a skaven force. But before I do, I would like some info on their tactics, strengths and weaknesses. The tactics in the back of the book are good, but I wanted to see if you guys have anything differant. Thanks in advanced!
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Old 14 Aug 2006, 09:37   #2 (permalink)
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i have started skaven too. im quite familiar with all rules etc, however i havnt played enough games yet to give you anny advice, sorry. but i'l tell what i can,once i can.

but, as basic. use many clanrats, at least 25-30 in each unit. numbers, is your key to victory
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Hey I've been a Skaven Player as long as I've been playing and let me say that the Great Horned Rat welcomes new disciples.

Just some general advice:

Unit size: Keep units big, as soon as that rank bonus is gone you're rats are running and they probably won't rally.

Guard your flanks, if you get hit there that'll hurt!

Watch out for anything that causes terror or a lot of panic checks.

Ratling guns are your friend but don't get greedy!

No matter what happens, remember it's not your fault. If your fantastic Clan Skyre warmachines malfunction and destroy large parts of your army it's the fault of the incompotent Warlock Engineers. If your rat ogres scamper off the board with their tails between their legs it's because those cowardly beast masters failed you. If your tunelling teams never arrive it's because the agents of clan eshin have been bribed by your rivals...

Essentially when you play skaven things will go wrong. No matter what you do you'll roll "1"s or misfires or miscasts and some of your rats will die to your own weapons. When this happens the best thing to do is laugh! Skaven are a nasty army but you have to stay light hearted!

Good luck.
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Thanks for the advice, I'm writing my list now. Maybe our clans will meet some day...
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I've got a fair idea of the skaven rules but i have only played two games with them. i will get some tactics to you, after games night on Friday when i will be taking my skaven for the first time.
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Cool! Thanks. And I know we aren't supposed to ask, but anyone know a forum for Fantasy? Since this site, as great as it is, is mostly 40k, it doesn't have a whole lot for fantasy players. But if you can't give me a site, don't. cause I know normally you cant. Just PM me about it.
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I've been a skaven general for a few years, in said time likely playing as many games as tonnes of players will play in a lifetime. I am quite successful with my skaven... Here are my tips:

Clanrats: NEVER take them in units under 25 (unless it's a 500 point game or something). Thake them in a size of 25 or 30, 30 if its a take all armies sort of list.

Slaves: Always take them. I like to use them 1:1 to units of clanrats. They are cheap and dont panic your troops. NEVER be afraid to lose slaves. If the opponent ignores the slaves, dont be afraid to charge with them. Just dont get it so they can overrun and then charge your units. And a unit of slaves in the flank is still something to worry about.

Those are two points that are often not used, which is a crime.

Also, online you can find a skaven tactica, that has very good rules for the 'rat trap' tactic, which is VERY useful.

Ratling guns: They are atm severely underpriced, though with the new edition, they are screwed, which is VERY unfair.

I cant talk long... but go to www.underempire.net. It's the best skaven forum on the net.
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Thanks! Will be awaiting more tactica...but this stuff is good guys, thanksS!
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http://underempire.net/index.php?showforum=14 there is the tactics portion of the underempire.

you should find all you need there. And if you have any questions, new members are always welcome.
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