The big unit of saurus is not there to be effective in combat. It's there to be 66 extra wounds for the 2 frogs.
You debuff the fuck out of the opposing army with shadow or death.
Assuming you take death power dice are not an issue even on an avergae of 7 when they get a free dice per spell and they get power dice back from death spells that damage. A single Frog can cast the entire lore of death on a pool of 3 dice. 2 Frogs isn't a waste as I don't really want to cast the entire lore, I just want to stack the same spell a couple of times.
The whole point of this army is to deploy tight in a corner, wait for you to come to it, and then force you of the table by either removing your leadership and forcing panic and terror tests. or by going shadow and forcing the statline of all your models to 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 then using the Laniph + Bjuna to destroy characters.
Skink Chief BSB = page 93. "One Slaan Mage Priest, Saurus Skar Veteran or Skink Chief may carry the Army Battle Standard"
Chiefs are taken since they are actually better than engines. The warspear is filthy when you consider that steg is doing 2d6+ impact, 7 Skink attacks (vs debuffed via shadow units, they probably hit and wound on 3+, 2+) 4 steg attacks AND a thunderstomp. That kills WAY more than Burning Alignment.
This is not designed to be a well balanced flufy army with nice units. This is designed to be an extremely powerful glass cannon that destroys people fast.
In testing so far it has annihilated everything thrown at it. including 3 or 4 lists that were built to try and kill it.
Taking down 66 saurus that have a 3+ Armour, 6+ Parry, 4+ Ward vs magic by shooting at it is damn near impossible. You HAVE to move towards it to get it in ombat, that's when 10 salamanders open up all kinds of whoop ass on you.
You can't even final transmutation or 13th spell or gateway them since the wizard with the power spell removes 6's from his casting and I just dispel you.
Look at it again and see the synergy. It's a very powerful build. It's not ALL powerful, but it's scary as hell.
Last edited by Whizzwang; 08-22-10 at 01:30 AM.