During my first match-ups I was mainly struggling for two reasons:
1) In Shadespire your attacks allow you to throw a small number of dies only. If you fail one or two attacks in turn one you might find yourself in a bad position – unable to score objectives – unable to equip upgrades – last but not least standing adjacent to enemy models ready to punch the crap out of your model.
2) My objectives mainly required my opponent to play along (e.g. let me hold specific objectives, let me kill his warband, etc.).
It is crucial to have a variety of easy-to-score objectives in your deck which do not require your opponent to fall for your battle-tricks. I will introduce a series of cheap combos allowing to do exactly that.
First one: the “Glorious Charge”
This works best with Spiteclaw’s, but Change of Tactics works just fine with other warbands as well.
The beauty of having Skaven pull this off is that Musk of Fear will let you go on Guard without activation while inspiring the chosen model (keyword: Choose).
With Bodyguard for a Price we can score Change of Tactics without an Guard-activation as well.
Even having Change of Tactics in hand without a combo-card wouldn’t be too bad. It is more or less a free glory-point scored immediately. True, the cost is rather high with two required activations. However having one of your frontliners on Guard and charging later on is not the worst thing to do.
Will keep you posted with the next cheap combo soon!