I have always had a faint loathing for Bolt Throwers in Fantasy Battle. In theory, very nice. In practice, I can never, ever hit with the damn things. Bolts fly across the battlefield this way and that, and never connect with anything solid.
We have a new Fantasy Battle campaign coming up though, and I thought these guys might just do the trick.
High Elf Bolt Throwers are capable of firing six bolts at once (albeit at reduced effect). With four of them all going at once, I have a decent chance of getting at least something – and, concentrating on the same target, they can do some serious whittling down, whether it is the smaller bolts on heavy infantry or four big bolts on something large.
I’ll let you know how I get on with them when they get tried for the first time!