|Ratman warrior||27pts Q4+ C3 Gregarious||9|
|Ratman Scout||24pts Q4+ C2 Gregarious, stealth||4|
|Ratman Leader||60pts Q3+ C3 Leader||1|
|Ratman Wizard||46pts Q3+ C1 Fearless, MagicUser||1|
|Ratman Beastmaster||46pts Q3+ C3 Beastmaster (Standard Bearer)||1|
|Ratman Standard Bearer||23pts Q4+ C3 Standard Bearer||1|
|RatSwarm||22pts Q3+ C1 Swarm, Free Disengage||4|
I've not made up any rosta as such. I'll probably pick and choose for each battle until I see how best to spend the points. warband is based around the figures I have. With the exception of the magic user and some giant rat figures I've not bought to order. The glaring ommision from the list is any ranged capability (magic-user aside). This was because I found it too pricey to buy just a couple of figures. I can justify it in my Skaven swarm visiion for the whole warband.
On the Songs of Blades and Heroes Yahoo group there's a thread or two regarding swarms. Andrea (the ruleset author) thought that an effective swarm should have at least 3 or 4 bases to it. Also (in line with another thread) I've swapped the standard "cling" special rule with "free disengage". I don't really follow the idea of a swarm of rats clinging to walls, ceilings, trees, etc (although I can see why it was there). The Free disengage gives the swarm a good feel of an unstoppable tide of hundreds of bodies and will give it a more worth - especially as I have to spend nearly 30% of my points on a few bases! The beatsmaster may be a bit un-necessary given the movement rules for swarms, but he fits my theme of the warband. I've added the standard bearer rule provisionally as I can see him being the "chief whip" or Sargeant Major of the warband, so troups would rally to him. I'm sure all will become more streamlined as I play a few games.
It has been noted that a deadline for this is missing. We'll set this at the end of March. There are a few figures to paint and I've a couple of other minor projects to rush through in the next few weeks. Details of these as they are ready.