Hi, does anyone ever use Skaven Assassins?
For the same points as a basic Assassin, you can have 35 Slaves and 10 Giant Rats with 2 Packmasters, or a slightly tooled-up Warlord, or two slightly tooled-up Chieftains.
The Assassin also counts against your Heroes entitlement, so less Plague Priests and Chieftains, therefore less characters to boost the Clanrats' poor Ld.
While an Assassin can also be used independently and has decent Ld (for a Skaven), they seem like a huge points sink which is better at scaring or denting the enemy rather than outright killing them. It seems their (admittedly excellent) 4+ ward save is what makes them so expensive.
Has anyone ever got an excellent result from using one, like fighting off a Griffon or something?
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