Figured we might as well make an actual thread out of this. People seem to genuinly want to confuse me. Saurus are awesome... right? That's what we've been told by everybody who've tried to kill them in close combat. And now I've been told that skinks are awesome and I've seen several people say they actually use them TELL ME YOUR SECRETS, WISE OLD ONES ON LUSTRIA. Compared to Saurus they have: - Worse Weapon skill. - Worse Strenght. - Worse toughness (T2 ugh..). - Worse Leadership. - Less attacks. - No Predatory fighter (is this even a plus for the saurus? lol). - Worse armour save. + Higher initiative. + Better movement. + can shoot with poison + stand and shoot. + Can be upgraded to have poison in CC. + They are a lot cheaper without poison, still quite cheaper with. + They can restrain persuit. + While their Toughness is low, their Strenght and armour save is still on par with many other faction's core. + They come with parry. + Due to the better movement you can easily field an army that is highly mobile. + They have a smaller footprint due to their smaller size. Skink cohort can be used in various ways so what is the prefered way? - We can have the MSU style with say 10 skinks in a cohort. - The Skrox unit with several kroxigors in it. - Large cohort unit(s) with or without poison. Then comes the questions - how big and how many? Do you take any regular saurus warriors or do you just straight up go all skinks? With or without poison? How do the skink cohort horde work in terms of shooting? Still just the two first ranks? Is horde ever worth it with these guys, even in CC and poison? Lots of questions, but I'm just curious about how to use our core more efficiently. 30 saurus w/o command = 330pts. 40 skinks w/o command = 200pts, but poison = 280pts. Depending on what you prefer they can either be a lot cheaper or just cheaper. Still though, a 50pts difference is another kroxigor or ripperdactyl, or more equipment for our characters.. If you take two of these instead two saurus we're not far from getting another bastiladon in the mix or an entire unit of ripperdactyls/terradons, a cheap cowboy, a level 1 skink priest.. Point being: we can buy something (more) for the points saved. But is it worth it? And if it is what should a player who decides to go big on skink cohort be wary of? I'm considering going 1 x 40 skink cohort + poison and 1 x 30 saurus warriros for my next game. I'll buy more skinks next year.