And yet Empire are considered tier 5 by balance /rules team. ....they must be playing in a different meta.
It might be that there are conter lists (as ever) ...but I guess most of them are even more shooty (shoot out...which I deem even more boring) . And after all it is a game of dices (aka luck) ...and rush- lists (combined with warmachines...I would imagine e.g. an Equitanian army with lot of units of Knights and two scorpions) might be also able to crush the list.
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