Title: Unit Inquiries
Zentus - May 7, 2012 09:58 AM (GMT)
I was just wondering what people thought of two units so as to decide if I should go and get them for my army.
The first was the Wolf Chariot. It gets a lot of high praise in the army book but Ive run into situations like that before and the units were not that effective.
And the second was Gorbad Ironclaw.
BorkBork - May 7, 2012 10:07 AM (GMT)
Wolf chariots are indeed good, however normally you should never ever believe anything that GW writes down (exept the rules part).
As they are relatively fast, very cheap, totally expendable, and pack a decent punch. However they are also quite fragile, so you should not expect a single chariot to make it into combat. But they are so cheap (pointwise) you can easily get 2 or more in your army. As money wise chariots are quite expensive quite a few people are using the tombking chariot box to make their gobbo chariots.
About gorbad, In general special characters are slightly overpriced. Gorbad certainly is good, but you will also need to protect him which means you will need a decent sized unit of cavalry.
The fact that Gorbad is the BSB also makes him a two edged sword, cause that means he auto dies if he is broken in combat. (BSBs will hold instead of flee).
Anyway the gorbad model looks awesome, so is never a bad buy
Groznit Goregut - May 7, 2012 01:41 PM (GMT)
One of the good things about Wolf Chariots is the ability to take them in units. If you want to be cost effective, I would recommend buying Tomb King chariots and then converting them to Orc and Goblin ones! I usually stick some shields and things all over it to help "goblin-ize" it. Oh, and I bought some bitz from some 40k Ork bikers. The wheel covers can be put on the front of the chariot to make it look cool.
As for Gorbad....not sure where you play. A lot of places don't allow special characters. I will admit that at least around here, some tournaments are actually allowing them more, but it's not the majority. It is a great model, but not many people take a mounted general anymore. They can be targeted with shooting and spells. I would save your money on this one.
Zentus - May 7, 2012 06:45 PM (GMT)
Thanks both of you and I'll defiantly do the tomb kings chariot thing, but what do you use as the wolves?
Also @Groznit I've never seen a place that doesn't allow character units but he's a bit pricy money wise so I'll probably not grab him.
Thanks again guys!
Piccolo - May 8, 2012 10:18 AM (GMT)
you may want to check out what they have to say about Gorbad on youtubeGorbad Breakdown
Bounce - May 8, 2012 11:49 PM (GMT)
Wolf chariots are my favourite units in the army.
They are super fast, super cheap and hit like a small number of bricks.
Getting one into the flank of a combat can really turn the battle in your favour and if they die well no one could care less.
Lately I have found they are surprisingly good at using terrain. Infantry doesn't want to enter terrain and lose it's ranks. Your chariot is unlikely to fully explode though so charge straight through forests as if they weren't there :)
rothgar13 - May 9, 2012 12:20 AM (GMT)
I would second the notion of gambling with Wolf Chariots is worth it - chances are the payout is much greater than the risk.
Mrmox42 - May 9, 2012 07:41 AM (GMT)
I never use Gorbad, but I allways bring at least one Wolf Chariot.
I place it on a flank along with two Pump Wagons. If possible, I do this on both flanks.
The opponent often shoot at the Pump Wagons, as their potential for mayhem is truly remarkable, but he tends to overlook the Wolf Chariot - to his own detriment when it scoots out and crash into something, dealing death and destruction.
Its speed is great, but it is a tad vulnerable, so expect it to die a lot.
But, as allready mentioned, who cares? They are cheap, as all things Gobliny should be.