They may not be all that strong, they certainly aren’t tough, but boy oh boy are Skaven fast! Many an opponent has been left in the starting blocks as fast-moving Skaven players scamper through a gap in the line and run in for a lightning fast touchdown.
Skaven are the fastest team in the game and are also have quite cheap players. The Gutter Runners are by far their best players and can be a right handful for the opposing team to deal with. Skaven teams can also have mutations, though not as easily as chaos teams and these can be really useful. With the right skill combinations and a movement increase the Skaven have the ability to score in one turn with a player capable of moving half the length of the pitch. Their cheap players give means you can have a fairly deep bench to account for the inevitable injuries, or you can use disposable player to foul the other team.
Skaven however are rather fragile and apart from the Gutter Runners, they have quite average agility. So while most of the team is as fast as the Wood Elves, they don’t have the agilty to move like them. You will also find the Gutter Runners are frequently targeted for fouling by the opposition. Thankfully they are easy to skill up so don’t be too worried about losing them.
Skaven aren’t a bad team for beginners, the cheapness of the players means you can have some substitutes and scoring comes easy to Gutter Runners. You may not develop outstanding tactical understanding with them though and some games the team may get destroyed if the other team can get lots of blocks in.
- Very Fast
- Mutation Access
- Can develop really one sided