On first glance, these pigs aren't anything to write home about.
For most Beastlords, these are an essential tool of the herd.
They can do many things.
- Charge and hold up weak blocks.
- Hunt warmachines.
- hunt light cav.
- Do some wounds to heavy cav.
- ASSASSINATE characters: I can't state how important this is.
- add flank attacks.
yes their LD is low. They cause fear, and most units, do not.
They are a cheap 55 points and in most scenarios, more reliable than Minos. Let's see why
T5 vs T4 and light armor.:That's almost a no brainer.
can run solo: you don't have to invest in minimum 3.
Fast: These pigs are M7 and swift stride. They can crash through woods w/o penalty.
Expendable: If they take heavy fire, so what? They die, and that's 55 points lost, that could have been untold number of points out of your valued core/special units (pricey bestigors) Light shooting at far range will almost never hurt them. Put them in woods to give them even more chance of survival. I've had elf archers try to hurt them and no-go.
Tactics: fling them far and wide. Take the flanks you want and add PRESSURE to the enemy general.
Immune to KB: Well, mino's are too, but facing Grave guard? Fling two of these guys into combat and hold up that deathstar.
IMO, razorgors trump minos 9/10 cases.
With r-gors, harpies and ungor raiders, the map should be a mess and chaos for the enemy.