[Archive] Hobgoblin Wolfriders w/ bows


:o I’ve just noticed that I have 10 hobgoblin wolfriders with bows that I dident know about :smiley: Anyways, I was thinking about using them in my 2500 army list against the empire…For 140 points I’d get a unit of 10 with light armour, shields and of course a bow.

Should I use them or would I be better off placing them on ebay for sale :cheers

Border Reiver:

What? NO Musician?

I wouldn’t give them LA or shields unless they were intended to get stuck in on a flank, in which case I wouldn’t give them bows. It’s all a case of the right tool for the job. If you want the unit to harass the enemy with bow fire and perhaps redirect charges, then minimal equipment is the way to go.

If you want to employ them as a sort of medium cavalry unit, then bows are redundant.


except i wouldn’t consider 10 wolfboyz an effective harrassment tool as it will always draw attention to itself…
best to always go full armor and musician…

if you need cash… you should have no problem selling these boyz…

Uzkul Werit:

Or you could convert them to carry hand weapons and a shield. I always armour my lads right up as it’s rare to find a Fast Cavlary unit with such a decent save. Bows can come in handy but it makes the Wolfboyz more expensive than they already are.


Just leave their arrows back at the stronghold and order them to use the bows to beat (or love tap which is usually the case) enemies with!


MAtty :slight_smile:


Mine are going to be hand weapons armor + shield to provide another calvary force to my BCs… Need to split the load a bit, though I would prefer the option of units of 5 for bow armed “disposable” hobbo units.