Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Declining challenges is not a good thing- you dont want to lose the higher Ld or possibly a BSB (if you decline its not your choice what gets relagated), especially when you are fighting the opponents top unit (and any unit with Khakax in is likely to be nudging up towords 1000pts).
For defence Khakax is far far better- if I send 3 cannonballs at your slaan every turn of a long game you want to have the look out sir re-roll because otherwise one unlucky roll (and a failed ward) could see your slaan blown to pieces... its not even that unlikely: something like 4-5% of shots that pass through your slaan will kill him outright.
On a personal note... I run an ogre tyrant that can take on pretty much any character in the game, but while Khakax scares me (he hasnt killed me yet, but its a worrying fight), Gor-Rok really doesnt. Khakax being in a unit means Im not sending anyone at that unit other then the most immense combat characters I can produce... I'm certainly not going in if all I have is a hero (even if he's pumped up for combat), but against Gor-Rok I know that a decent hero will take him down without too much trouble.