Well, I have some very specific plans for these guys. I am using the spider queen along with a group of these. The idea is that she and her horde can hide out in terrain and ambush hapless infantry and cavalry, since they are not affected by terrain.
Cathy suggested that I paint a furry spider with markings, so here it is!
The spider queen can also make broodlings, which will fantastic for either blocking supporting troops, or adding those extra attacks. It's also nice that these guys have the high strength and extra wound to stay alive. Oh yeah... and poison! The spider queen also counts as a monstrous mount.
To help keep them alive from all the expected shooting, the Shadow knows. A little Shadow lord action to force them to roll 6's. This is a small force, but when you count all the multi wound critters, you have the economy of scale. What starts out as only 16 or 17 figures is magnified to over twice that size, if you include the broodlings!
Testing will begin at some stage...
Here is the Queen's crew so far!
These are some shots from the Wandering Dragon as I painted this spider...
Just about done!