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From what I've seen during the Everchosen tournament, it's more like an actual ranged attack. I'd call them a more mobile flamethrower unit that can actually fight in melee.
Haven't seen how good they can be, though, as the player that brought them tended to lose rather badly. Which is to be expected when playing with new toys on a high level of play.
Flamethrower unit usually only good at dealing with low-tier infantry so again heavy armored one, they maybe not very effective. But it still good since unlike most race, the Lizardmen kinda lack a dedicated anti-infantry unit.
Edited by DrunkenNordmann on Apr 13th 2019 at 1:37:08 PM
Hey, sorry, but this is the thread for Total War; Warhammer. There is also a general Total War thread that's a better fit for that story.
Just noticed, somehow ended up in the wrong thread. Sorry about that.
Ikit Claw seriously declares all will die-die
Ahh Skaven nukes, a bit of fluff that was actually created by fans online and then worked into the game lore eventually.
Also exactly what we needed to finally gain an advantage on the frickin' Wood Elves.
Yeah, there's been multiple people on Reddit talking about how they snuck Doomspheres under all of the cities in Athel Loren.
You'd almost think that people hate the Wood Elves in particular for some reason. Probably because they are the most annoying buggers ever.
Archer spam is annoying for a reason. XD
And invasion’s not an option because those archers probably outrange all of the fancy new ranged units the Skaven have.
Also having a territory that deals so much attrition probably doesn't help.
Yeah, pretty much the best way to do it is infiltration and then either Doomspheres or Vermintide, and even then Doomspheres are the safer option.
Well, the attrition itself isn't that much of a problem for Skaven, what with the ability to use the Underways. But then you have to fight the massive garrisons and armies.
From what I recall, the Wood Elves are supposedly balanced - if you play as them. They have pretty good troops, but they're expensive, so you can't field a lot of armies.
Enter the AI and the bonuses they get and you'll find yourself facing a tide of pointy-eared assholes and angry trees.
At least in my Skaven campaign they haven't actually left their forest to attack me yet - so if I'm lucky, I can wipe out all of them at once without having to throw a single rat at them that I might as well throw at someone else instead.
I played as the Beastmen in Mortal Empires. The Wood Elves just came out of their forests and pursued me relentlessly across the entire map. I never had time to rest or get a breather, and beating one army only meant they sent another stack at me the next turn.
So, tried Skryre last night. Kind of a weird start because the Beastmen were running around wrecking things (and staying annoyingly just out of my reach) but I like Skryre's units. Doomrocket is a great equalizer if you're outnumbered, as are the jezzails and Ratling Gunners.
I'm gonna try again soon, this time probably beat the Beastmen fast and then slowly corrupt Estalia.
Also there's a fine balancing act in making the Under-Empire settlements so that they can't be discovered. This does, of course, make it rather difficult to upgrade some of the bigger trees to their full potential.
Went back into my Mortal Empires Skryre campaign recently and one of the first things that happened was every single Elf faction declaring war on me.
In return I did this◊. Now the Wood Elves are no more and Athel Loren's a warpstone-irradiated wasteland.
I promptly moved in and claimed the ashes. While these settlements will never be truly productive, I can use them as recruitment hubs and to apply additional corruption pressure on Bretonnia, if I ever want to expand in that direction.
Warp nukes were made for dealing with Wood Elves, I tell you.
This Pleases the Chaos Gods
Mass nuking seems to be the preferred method by which Skryre players deal with Athel Loren.
This. Is. Art.
YES-YES, KILL-SLAY ALL THE ELF-THINGS, ALL WILL DIE-DIE
So I started a new Vortex campaign just so I could do something before Three Kingdoms comes out, and I'm doing a Tyrion run.
The release of the Vampire Coast makes playing as him much more eventful, because Sartosa and the Dreadfleet are within easy sailing distance of Ulthuan, meaning that the southern coast is under almost constant attack.
On the upside their economies are shitty enough that they can apparently only support one army at a time, so all it takes is one won battle and I sue for peace. The Dreadfleet was better than Sartosa was though, they conquered Caledor and held it for a pretty good while.
I ought to just bite the bullet and send Tyrion and Alistair the White Lion to the Galleon Graveyard and Sartosa respectively to take down both of them permanently especially since Sartosa is the biggest thorn in my side.
They're quite annoying though, so many guns and tough monsters. Lots of zombies too.
Hopefully soon I can start confederating more places, too. So far I've only gotten Yvresse.
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