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Old 03 Aug 2009, 22:19   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on running 6 Vypers with EMLs and Shuriken Cannons. In your opinion/experience is it better to run 2 squadrons of 3, or 3 squadrons of 2?

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Old 03 Aug 2009, 22:52   #2 (permalink)
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2 squadrons of three would probably be your best bet, cause then you can still take shining spears. If you are playing Saim hann, you need shining spears for more combat damage. But I'd honestly drop the shuriken cannons.... I know firing all that dakka is fun, but Vypers are very easily destroyed and are best sitting toward the back with 48 inch range EMLs, leaving the shurike cannons useless because of lack of range....
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 04:38   #3 (permalink)
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I would drop the cannons and sit back with the EMLs, but you could also go double cannons and get up close and personal.

Either way, I would say 2 units of 3 so that you have the third FA slot available for spears etc. to either run interference for EML Vypers or back-up for double cannon Vypers.
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 04:52   #4 (permalink)
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I would drop the cannons and sit back with the EMLs, but you could also go double cannons and get up close and personal.

Either way, I would say 2 units of 3 so that you have the third FA slot available for spears etc. to either run interference for EML Vypers or back-up for double cannon Vypers.
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 05:28   #5 (permalink)
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as it has been said already, 2 squads of 3 leaves a slot open. I personally run 6 vypers exactly as you have described in 2000pts in 3 squads of 2. this maximises the targets for the enemy to shoot at, which can leave the rest of your army relatively safe. my space marine friend has an ungodly fear of vypers, starting around the time that 9 vypers i took killed all his tanks in a single turn >
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 05:45   #6 (permalink)
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So you fired 9 Eldar missile launchers at three seperate targets, and it killed al his tanks? Thats not that big of an achievement.... I'd almost expect it... And what tanks was his taking? Rhinos and Razorbacks? He obviously didn't have much in the ways of armour...
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Wow, where did I hear most of that before??? :P

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So 2 cents and 2 really shiny and nice mod cents makes 4 cents.

Don't see the the spammy-tongue-in-cheek-insult-worthiness there, but hey, to each their own. 20% Warning Issued.

Back on topic, I've found that there are better scary things to use for bullet magnets. Fire prisms, Reapers, Wraith-guard or the quintessential fake flank. Maybe it's just the type of players 'round here, but target rich environments have never been as effective for me as a good old fashioned priority target.
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 05:50   #8 (permalink)
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Jeez, sorry winggates at making a joke..... I noticed both our posts said the same thing, and you took offence...
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When people are adding to a thread to post advice, they may or may not read all of the other posts aside from the initial question. It isn't necessarily a debate. If the original poster gets the same answer several times, it just hammers the point home. It is not worth making a fuss over.
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 07:33   #10 (permalink)
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it was i think 2 vindicators, and yes it wasnt much of an achievement..... but still fun. this was before he meched up and spammed rhinos, razor backs, predators and land raiders... yay! tanks make games more fun i think.
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