Ok. I'm starting to get very annoyed with damned militia spearmen. Short of sacrificing a light infantry unit of my own to absorb their Swift counterattack 4, or committing elite units to whomp on my opponent's basic line troops, I'm not sure what to do.
Militia Spearmen are cheap as chips and you can field loads of them, but for anything except disproportionate investments of points, they seem nigh impossible to break through.
I could, of course, try playing a missile combat game, but (a) that's not really a strength of Chaos, (b) that strikes me as a really losing strategy against High Elves, and © the pointy-eared so-and-sos are somehow tougher than everyone else's basic melee infantry (Tough? Elves? I call shennanigans on this one!) so I'd need a hell of a lot of flamers to make a serious impact.
Now, I'm not panicking here, but I'm hoping for advice from players who know what they're doing. Faced with a hedge of spearmen protecting archers, bolt throwers and so forth, how do you suggest I respond? Tactics, regiments, heroes, cards, etc, all throwable into the mix....