I am currently in the middle of a GS campaign for the old world in WH 1, since it's one of the last races I want to complete it with.
The issue I have with the GS is that, the way they play goes against everything I prefer doing, which is consolidating, being passive and just booming up. Chaos campaign was surprisingly much more enjoyable for me in the end. But as GS, I just don't really know what to do, should I invest into 1-2 expensive armies for Grimgor? Or go with more but cheaper ones, to bring the green tide to the world? The Chaos campaign has spoiled me with their top tier melee units. As GS however, I just don't know what to recruit in the early game.
For example, I defeated all the Dwarf factions at turn 40, but not because I was good, because I struck them hard when they were down, even if the balance bar is in my favour early on, I barely pull close victories in a fair fight. If it wasn't for Grimgor solo'ing literally every lord I faced in battle so far, it would have been over.
GS have so many cool units, but I never really found use for most of them, gobbos seemed pointless when you are not playing Skarsnik, I just went lots of orc boys early on, and exploited the lack of speed of the Dwarfs, just outnumbering and flanking them hard with boys until I had Un's and Black Orcs. I skipped so many interesting units though, almost all the range stuff
(only recruited 4 arrer boys). Wolf riders? Boar Boys, Boar Boys Big Un's, Gobbo Spider Riders? I just can't figure out when it would be beneficial to bring a specific one of those units.
Right now it is turn 110 and I have plenty of black orcs, Big Un's boar boys, 2 araknoroks and 2 doom divers in my army. Just armour piercing for when chaos shows up and this composition can carry me against other factions because I out-teched them.
But I would like to use more of the GS roster than the obvious go to stuff.
Even though I really dislike their gameplay, da boyz reallyz grew on me, they have this charme that makes me want to master them anyway. Grimgor gotta have the most hilarious battle speeches I have witnessed so far.
So TL/DR: I could use a heads up on the GS army roster and their army composition for early / mid / late game, what units to use against what and when (all the guides I looked up are 2016), how aggressive should I be? Should I always rush the dwarfs whenever I can? etc.
Example: Boar boys and Boar boys big Un's, I don't understand the difference