So I popped out my pMagnus t4 list at 35pts* on the table for the first time in a while, yesterday. I got waffle stomped hardcore twice. Probably because I'm so used to playing Sea Dogs in a pirates life (who are incredibly resilient with super-tough). I moved my steelheads forward and they took cover. My opponent proceeded to move typon up under pVayl and spray at my def 11 Steelheads killing all but 2 of them. The second dude moved up his Wold shrimp and shot the crap out of all my dudes. Pow 12's and def 12, ARM 15?!
The first guy had his Angelius proceeded to 1 shot all 3 of my SH Heavy cav and Stannis in 1 turn (and they were spread out, but reach and overtake give him MASSIVE threat range). In the second game the Woldshrimp massacred them and then they failed a command check because stannis died. I sincerely hope I misplayed Steelheads. My first impression of them is "they suck" but I can't say that since 1) I don't have a ton of experience, and 2) they made a caster for the Steelheads they're so prevalent.
SO! what I want to know, is how do you advance SH Halberdiers and SH Cav under Stannis and take advantage of charges and flank and all the cool abilities? (Note: This is not a rules question). They die like weenies the way I play them. I have TFG under the Protectorate, but they get shield wall so they can absorb the charge and mitigate losses. The phrase, "How the heck!?" keeps coming up.