VS still have huge incentives to max out their shooty stuff, even an army without demon and pendulum looks pretty grim for hbe cav I would say:
x2 Globe Launchers 280
x1 Lightning Cannon 240
x1 Plague-a-pault 200
x1 Dread mill 330
All this is only 1050 points which is rather tame.
But @DanT has beaten VS with his cav heavy hbe list, so its certainly not impossible. Shoutout to that guy for real! I build my lists to be as forgiving as possible in deployment now.
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