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Offline KTG17

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Skirmishers
« on: June 03, 2021, 07:16:02 PM »
So something doesnt make sense to me and its some of the animal units like Chaos Hounds or Dire Wolves that move around in ranks. Wouldnt it make more sense if they ran around as skirmishers then grouped up when in combat?

Offline brr-icy

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Re: Skirmishers
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 03:02:14 AM »
skirmishers have a bunch of advantages, which would make the dogs and stuff cost more points to keep them balanced. then they wouldn't be the cannon fodder they are useful for. in real life, i would agree though

Offline Warlord

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Re: Skirmishers
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 03:44:18 PM »
I think their base size reflects it though. Dogs arenít as big as warhorses in real life, yet they occupy the same base size game-wise...
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Offline Michael W

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Re: Skirmishers
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 12:51:41 AM »
I think they were "Skirmishers" back in 5th Edition; it was 6th that introduced "Fast Cavalry" and started grouping them under that category of special units instead.  I suspect that it had to do with game balance - Skirmish was a pretty potent rule for some types of troops, and cavalry could have put it to even stronger use.

That said, logically...yeah, it would make sense for such units to have the Skirmish rule.
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Offline Warlord

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Re: Skirmishers
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 03:06:09 PM »
Kislev horse archers, and goblin wolf riders I recall could skirmish in 5th ed.
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