Friday, February 17, 2012
The Red Fist Ogre Trible - Ironguts and Gnoblars
Here is my small unit of Ironguts I run sometimes with my Ogre army.
Bulls with Ironfists are almost 25% cheaper than Ironguts, but they definitely don't feel 25% worse than Ironguts. My Ogres seem to do the majority of their damage from Impact Hits and Stomps since WS 3 basically cuts in half the amount of attacks you get so Ironguts' Strength 6 isn't as important to me.
The other major point of comparison is that a naked Maneater is less than 20% more expensive than an Irongut and those extra points give you so much more than an extra 20% in effectiveness. Those extra points give an extra point in Weapon Skill, an extra Attack, an extra point in Initiative, and an extra point of Strength over an Irongut, plus the ability to take various special rules. Sure, Ironguts have Strength 6 Attacks but their Impact Hits and Stomps are only Strength 4 compared to a Maneater's Strength 5 all around.
Not for nothing but 15 Bulls with Ironfists and full command is 510 points. 15 Ironguts with full command is 675. 15 naked Maneaters with Full Command is 780. It just looks to me that Ironguts aren't 165 points better than Bulls and if you're going to spend those points why not spend another 100 points for a unit that can be Stubborn and another special rule.
Here are my Gnoblars!
I really like them in the game. They're a cheap deployment and can be very effective against other hordes.
Next week should be more Ogres, wrestling writeups, and I have an article involving liberal and leftist politics I need to finish editing.