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8th Ed. Best unit to support Stegadons?

Discussion in 'Lizardmen & Saurian Ancients Tactics' started by Akholrak, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Akholrak
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    Hi!

    Been away from the game for a while, and thinking of getting back into it. I always liked a hammer & anvil tactic using Saurus to hold an enemy unit in place, and then charge the flank with a Stegadon. The Stegadon benefits from a friendly unit with ranks to break steadfast, and the Saurus benefit from terror-causing Monster with high Strength attacks. My question is, are Saurus the best unit for this? Whilst I acknowledge that Skrox units bleed combat res, they have more ranks and a greater movement speed to keep up with the Stegadon in order to pull off a possible dual charge if the stars are aligned. Also, if the Stegadon gets charged, Skrox units are faster and can provide support quicker than the Saurus could. I would normally run a block of 30 Saurus or a block 30 Skinks are 3 Krox.
     
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  2. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Opinions may vary, but I personally have never been a big proponent of Skrox units. I think Saurus or Temple Guard do it better.
     
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  3. Scalenex
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    Temple Guard are my favorite unit to pair with Stegadons. Though I guess since I put a Slann in there and favor really big Temple Guard blocks, I tend to see it as the Stegadons as the support unit for the Temple Guard block.

    Saurus Warriors work in tandem with Stegadons too, but Saurus Warriors are a bit too fragile for my tastes.

    I did an army swap with a friend and my friend went REALLY heavy with Skinks requiring almost every Skink model I had. A really deep Skink tarpit can also hold a unit in place to smack it with a Stegadon on the flank, but the unit you are fighting better be a unit that cannot consistently wound Stegadons.
     
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  4. NIGHTBRINGER
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    In terms of durability, Saurus warriors are no worse than Temple Guard. In close combat they both have a 4+ armour save. Temple Guard have 1 better WS, but Saurus (sword and board variant) have a 6+ parry.

    Obviously Temple Guard sport a better offensive output and are Stubborn with a Slann. However, Saurus Warriors are cheaper and come out of core, so they might actually have a chance to be steadfast due to greater numbers.

    The best choice would obviously be Temple Guard + Kroak!
     
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