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In a certain other thread, the topic of different strategies came up. Especially in regard to fight off the Chaos Warriors. Now since the main topic of the Thread is something else I figure it would be worth to open up a threat for that topic as well.
I personally see 3 different basic strategies to deal with them:
1. Straight at them: Take your Best armies and just fight them head on.
2. Attrition Slowly wear them down, till your are ready to counter strike.
3. Bunker in As the name suggest: build up your cities and prepare to let the WoC fall in front of your might walls.
Now this are very general descriptions of strategies, but sine we know a bit of some of the races in the game I think it is fair to speculate for more specific strategies.
Empire: Thanks to the fact that Karl Franz spawns faster after being "wounded", assuming that you have that skill, I think a possible Empire tactic would be to send KF and other "expandable" characters/units to just slow down the CW, weaken they armies and get more time for your defences.
Orcs: Take your armies, let them go into raiding stance of enemy territory you suspect the WoC to come. When they arrive: hit those Waaagh!!! buttons and see which race is better in spamming stacks.
Dwarfs: Assuming that WoC don't have the underground stance, you can quite comfortable close any pass to your Karaks with your armies. And if one army has taking too many loses, you can quite well also let the WoC try to attack your Karaks, which are probably the hardest cities to attack in the game, probably even the hardest in the trilogy.
Vampire Counts: okay, we don't really know anything yet, but they are probably good in an attrition warfare.