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Harpy formation? 
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Maybe a bit of silly question, but i just ordered some AoW harpies. I'm planning on making some sort of movementtray base thingy. As harpies have a formation like skirmishers i was wondering in what formation people use em and why?

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:44 am
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I usually go with them 5 wide. That way I can charge into chaff and kill it or screen my soft troops from shooting with the harpies.

Most of the times I block units, I just switch it so that one is in front and the rest is as a column. Or just have them as a row.... depends on the situations I'm in.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:14 am
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I usually keep enough room for a second rank. I sometimes try to squeeze them in tight spots or focus their attacks on a single model. So 5 wide and 3 wide both need to be possible for me.

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What's the tactical use?
- warmachine hunter => any formation will work, 6 will fight anyway.
- screen? 1 single rank.
- wiz suicide hunter? 2 ranks, 3 columns.
- Enemy mov control? Probably 1 single rank or column.
- deployment slot? 1 single column
Overall, I'd think that tactically, they would be best in 1 single rank or column. If ever needed in 2, then one would not bother for two odd models sometimes behind to make a specific tray.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
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