Well, we did open war (which I hate) and got the V deployment, where one army gets from two corners to the middle, and the other is divided into two and gets two separate corners. I began deploying in the V shaped space with my Clawlord at the tip of the spear with the two Clanrat units at either wing; when I realized he was all-inning one corner I deployed my Doomwheel on that side, followed up by my two weapon teams with my Bombardier in tow.
I could go into specifics as to what happened, but pretty much I was unable to bring all my Clanrats to bear on his army. I'm pretty sure he fielded far more than 1K, he had a 20 man unit of shootas, 20 man unit of stabbas, what looked like a doubled, combined unit of squigs with some herders, two units of Fanatics (these guys SUCK to fight against), and a variety of shamans and a lot support staff alongside some sort of melee oriented leader. He fielded a lot of nets and those things are pure BS.
Warlock Bombardier: A nice inexpensive unit that can buff itself or other Skryre units in your outfit. Weak save and HP, and a dubious attack. I only hit once with him in three turns and did 3 wounds on a hit, the other two times I failed to wound. Only one spell cast hurts it as well but it's a relatively inexpensive support hero.
Clawlord: I forgot he benefited from Lead From The Back, okayish damage and durability. I'd recon he's better for larger games where you can afford to spend points on an auxiliary damage dealer/army buffer.
Clanrats: Much better than they were, they hold on very well with Strength in Numbers and improved Clanshields, until then get too low. I rolled a 6 twice for my morale on a single unit over two turns and it wiped them out. I gave a bealgured unit x2 attacks turn 2, only for them to be affected by the goblin nets and being under 30 models, did a bunch of nothing. Other one crashed into his supporting heroes but they stubbornly held on.
Doomwheel: Potentially good movement, the single turn I used it it only moved 9 inches and did okay damage with overcharged warp bolts and vigordust. Charged a shaman, shootas and fanatics, wiped out the fanatics. Died turn 2.
Rattling guns: One of them died right off the bat in the first half of turn one, the other died when I overcharged and it rolled a double. Got some nice warp-lead out it before it grinded itself to bits.
Vermintide: Majorly useless, barely did anything at all.
Bell of Doom: wasn't able to cast this, but I wish I did instead.
I'm going to try again with a revised list, or ply for a bigger game.
Hah, went with Rattlings because I could buff the ****** out of them; but year in this instance I should've used warpflamers. Unfortunately I showed up and played a pickup game. When fighting another horde army, I think I'll quietly slip them in.