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Old 07 Jan 2008, 23:03   #5 (permalink)
The Orange
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Default Re: Kroot: Are they really worth it?

Kroot are useful if you know how to use them, and bolter fodder is not how you use them. Thats by far the stupidest idea I've ever herd, IMO, as it indicates that your willing to just give your opponents free VP for nothing. If you want something to soak up fire, use a unit that actually can soak up fire like a unit of FW's. Better to give them only a 50/50 chance of snatching 10 VP from you (because of their 4+ save) rather then giving them a 100% chance of snatching 7 VP from you.

Uses of Kroot:
1. Great unit to bunker down in cover. Grab some 4+ cover and guess what? You've got yourselves a 7pt Fire Warrior, grab some forest terrain and guess what? Well you've got the same thing .
2. Decent counter attack unit, kroots advantage here comes in sheer #'s, not from each one being uber powerful by themselves.
3. Infultrate, a great way to claim territory early and deny you opponent all the choice pieces of cover. From their they can either be used as a speed bump against your enemy as they need to move in and remove the threat, or if your opponent ignores them, they can be used to harass enemies (again their shooting is quite good).
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You can use it to disrupt your enemies infiltrators, etc.

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Originally Posted by Greggoman
Don't take them if your going to sit back and shoot because the points are better spent at more firepower to take the enemy out before they get to you
You'd be surprised at how good they actually are at that.
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