I Think that if the BVL is decent, like 10-15 and the price is around 700g, that could be the better unit in the DLC.
Specially In combination with Plage of Rust, you can have your own forestal unit with no 360º but more costefective.
You can delete easy light monsters/cavallary, because its 68 hunters, with 24+10-15 BVL, if the acuracy its ok, you can do more damage than forestal to that units.
And against armored monsters/cavallary, you can use overcasted plague of rust to get -60 armor.
Also you can combine that with the huntsmen general, and lore of fire to get more flexibility. With the habilities of +30 reload skill and flame atacks, and -50 flame resistance and -48% velocity.
Im thinking about sniper builds that can appear, with huntsmen general, mage of metal (only plague of rust) and mage of fire (flame sword and firebowl), and then 2-3 units of hunters. Its not a expensive combo, and you have versatility to counter all the enemy entities armored or unarmored, depending you use the correct spells or combine both.
Against all undead factions thats brutal.