AoS Skaven Tactics

Skaven are Chaos warped rat creatures that mainly live in the underworld of the Age of Sigmar realms.In this section we will have a look at the 4 main Skaven clans and what Skaven Tactics are available in Age of Sigmar games.

General Skaven Tactics

Skaven are rat creatures and follow some characteristics that are associated with rodents,specifically they work better in large numbers, and they prefer to run away to fight another day.

Backing up the troops the Skavens have a number of artillary and special units. Many of these have specific functions. Add these units to your army with care.

If you wish to start a Skaven army, start with a good number of troop units. Get use to there strenghts and weaknesses and ghen add in special units as you develop your play style. At the time of writing, Games Workshop have a ‘Clan Pestilance’ starter box set out. This gives a good value for money way of starting a Skaven army, and while stocks last  you can get even  better value for money by buying the Skaven Clan Pestilance box set from Wayland Games

Skaven Clans

There are countless different clans and subcultures in the Skaven high Archy, however there are 5 clans that dominate Skanen culture. The main clans are Clan Moulder, Clan Pestilens, Clan Eshin, Clan Skryre, Clan Eshin. In gaming terms, have a read through the back stories for each of the clans and pick the one than closest matches your favourite battle style and focus on learning that clan’s style and tactics first, and then, if you wish, expand to other clans tactics.

Skaven Master Clan

  • Grey Seer
  • Lord Skreech Verminking
  • Screaming Bell
  • Thanquol and Boneripper
  • Verminlord

Skaven Verminus Units

  • Verminlord Warbringer
  • Skaven Warlord
  • Stormvermin
  • Clanrats

Skaven Clan Pestilens Units

  • Vermin Corruptor
  • Plauge Priest
  • Plague Monks
  • Plauge Censer Bearers
  • Plauge Furnace
  • Plauge Claw

Skaven Clan Skryre Units

  • Arch Warlock
  • Warlock Engineer
  • Skryre Acolytess
  • Stormfiends
  • Warplock Jezzails
  • Poisoned Wind Morter
  • Ratling Gun Weapon Team
  • Warp-Grinder Weapon Team
  • Warpfire Thrower Weapon
  • Doom-Flayer Weapon Team
  • Doomwheel
  • Warp Lightning Cannon

Skaven Clan Eshin Units

  • Verminlord Deceive
  • Skaven Deathrunner
  • Gutter Runners
  • Skaven Assassin
  • Night Runners

Skaven Clan Moulder Units

  • Packmaster
  • Rat Ogors
  • Brood Horor
  • Wolf Rats
  • Giant rats
  • Rat swarms
  • Hell Pit Abomination