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Dire Avenger exarch...
View Poll Results: What do you think is the most efective war gear set up for the Exarch?
Two shuriken catapults 20 66.67%
Dire sword and shuriken pistol 6 20.00%
Power weopon and shimmersheild 4 13.33%
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Old 11 Dec 2009, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dire Avenger exarch...

well i run them with a power weopon but really dosnt seem worth it, Im thinking of going two shuriken catapults, i use my dire avengers to hold points and give support fire, no charge the enemy in CC.

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Old 11 Dec 2009, 04:05   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to win and to use the exarch and its squad to its full potential, then you should have dual shuriken catapults and bladestrom. I like to have a dire sword and pistol because..well it looks cool and I take coolness over winning 75% of the time.
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Old 11 Dec 2009, 06:14   #3 (permalink)
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But its like giving the Avatar of Khaine a shuriken cannon! Granted it may look cool, but 1 shot at that high of a ballistic skill is just a waste, especially with what they're designed to do. Besides, dual shurikats does look cool and you can get creative of how he dual wields. (What with the large array of shuriken weaponry you get in the DA and guardian kits)
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Avengers who are meant to Bladestorm are always led by dual shuricat Exarchs in my lists.

Avengers who are meant to defend units or positions are given a power weapon and shimmershield.

This does not mean that I always run one of each; my lists typically consist of dual shuricat Exarchs over anything else.
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Old 11 Dec 2009, 18:18   #5 (permalink)
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If you like to do math and wrack yer brain for numbers, then definitely the most effective exarch is the 'bladestorm plus extra cat plus wave serp in a full squad' version... If you want a tarpit go with 'shimmershield + defend + full squad' version.... if it isnt a full squad... its cool to have an instant remove threat in a little 5 squad... it makes the badguys think twice about getting some big bad ugly thing close to them. The diresword can play people's psychology because of its 'what-if' factor, the shimmershield can turn your guys into a decent tarpit, and the dual catapults adds numbers to your math.

I picked diresword because they look cool, the concept behind them is cool, and I like psyching out opponents to win rather than just crunching numbers.

On its downside, it seems damn near every army in 40k has its Ld at 10 for anything worth hitting with a diresword, so your chances are slim. But they are still chances. It's gotta feel good when you off a greater demon or something with 1 lucky hit. Other than that, its a power weapon otherwise, and you can't ever have too many of those. (I wish we could take Diresword and Shimmershield but alas... stupid rules makers)
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Old 11 Dec 2009, 22:48   #6 (permalink)
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I picked diresword because they look cool, the concept behind them is cool, and I like psyching out opponents to win rather than just crunching numbers.
That's exactly why I choose it Guitardian. But yeah everyone is Ld10. I feel yeah.
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Old 12 Dec 2009, 00:37   #7 (permalink)
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I think the power weapons look cooler, its a spear!
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Actually, I have a powerweapon exarch and a diresword exarch, both models using sword bits, because I hate how the power weapon looks. One of them has a shimmershield, one has a shuripistol. I figure that they're close enough to WYSIWYG.
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WYSIWYG?
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What You See Is What You Get.

There's a sticky somewhere on these forums with common acronyms, both for various 40k concepts/units/rules and for internet lingo. I'd suggest you take a look.

edit: specifically, here.

edit II: Hrm. Strangely enough, WYSIWYG isn't on the page. Still a good one to peruse, though.
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