Matched plays require to field battleline units, but I saw that there are really different approaches in the way of choosing and using battlelines. ONE given that i need to pick them, i will invest on them. Battleline units are usually cheap, and gain bonuses when fielded in hordes, so 10 saurus warriors are bad, but 30-40 warriors in a single unit are good. At that point, you will use heroes to support them and your battlelines become almost the core of your army. The upside is: the "tax points" of battlelines become your functional main force. No points wasted! the downside is: you will have less points for behemoths or other elite units. TWO given that i need to pick them, i will cut the losses. Battleline units are usually cheap, so I will save as many points as I can, using those few points I need to spend, in the best possible way. a 10 skinks unit is good, because it costs only 80 points, they offer a really nice mobility and so they can go and take objectives, or follow my fast units and act as screen. And screens save your precious key units from bad things, as you don't want the enemy to directly charge your heroes! The upside is: you will spend very few "tax points" (saving them for the really strong units) and you will have some disposable chaff unit. the downside is: you will spend anyway a certain amount of points (from 16% to 20% of your total) on suboptimal units THREE When you use certain allegiances, you have elite units that become battleline. That's good, because you can field strong troops without having to waste points on weaker units and so (for example) I can pick Saurus Guards as battleline. The upside is: your battelines are strong troops, you won't have weak points. the downside is: you will probably lack chaff units and every loss will be severe, especially facing mortal wounds. What do you like / use more, and why? Do you have in mind some other ways to choose / employ battlelines?