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Old 29 May 2010, 04:06   #11 (permalink)
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I still think the Massive Attack spearhead would be really funny to play...each unit, made of 20 kroot and 12 hounds would carry a S7 krak genade. 32 attacks... completely blindsiding everyone... I think it would be awesome!
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Old 29 May 2010, 05:03   #12 (permalink)
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Why do we need to invest that many points for what is essentially only an AT weapon? :sadnshocked:

For shock value, you're better off just using a Tau superheavy for effect.

"Hur hur hur, I can haz Manta" (or w/e). You know there will be players like that, especially using the underpriced Apoc units. :P
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Old 29 May 2010, 05:13   #13 (permalink)
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Seek and Destroy Spearhead is a decent choice for Piranhas, and a truly EXCELLENT choice for TX-42s. Landraider squadron? 24" and TL BS4 Fusion shot each. What Landraiders?
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Old 29 May 2010, 23:12   #14 (permalink)
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Interesting point i think; Can flyer's be taken? from what i can see they cant. which means that the tau cannot take advantage of the super heavy spearhead. however tank hunters rail guns will be lovely thanks
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Old 29 May 2010, 23:19   #15 (permalink)
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Seek and Destroy Spearhead is a decent choice for Piranhas, and a truly EXCELLENT choice for TX-42s. Landraider squadron? 24" and TL BS4 Fusion shot each. What Landraiders?
Meh, that's iffy in use, but it is a good tactic even if it's expensive.

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Interesting point i think; Can flyer's be taken? from what i can see they cant. which means that the tau cannot take advantage of the super heavy spearhead. however tank hunters rail guns will be lovely thanks
You must be reading some other book where Super Heavy fliers don't also count as Super Heavies. Yes, I assure you that nothing currently stops you from getting it.

Even where something to come out later, you are still forgetting the Area Denial Node as a decent Superheavy. Not that (singly, at least) the flyers aren't better overall.
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Old 30 May 2010, 03:13   #16 (permalink)
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Tank Hunter Railguns will be fun.

"Hey look, it's a Monol-....

....Never mind."

From what im seeing the Superheavy Spearhead doesnt actually give you a bonus, other being able to take a superheavy.

Anyone think that the Hammerhead Artwork on the Skydrop (whatever it's called) Spearhed means fun new things for Weapons in our next dex? Or that the artist just ballsed up?
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Old 30 May 2010, 03:44   #17 (permalink)
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Tank hunters on Broadsides would have made me happier tbh. :shifty:

I'm just being cynical though.


As for the art... I have no malice in mind when I say that I feel it was just an honest mistake. The Railgun looks added on in intent after everything. With Tau not on the rumor wagon in even a passing mention I doubt we're looking at new codex items/options. :P
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Old 30 May 2010, 03:46   #18 (permalink)
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True, but i was also looking at the "wing" weapons, and they look kinda like SMs, but firing a Pluse type shot.

Im wondering if they are ment to be a new weapon, like the PIG or something.

Like you said, probably not, but you never know.
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Old 30 May 2010, 22:11   #19 (permalink)
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The Mass Attack Spearhead looks righteous!

Plus, it has orks!
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Maybe it is my mechanised Guard/Chaos/ork side of me that really loves tanks but I like spearhead.

Imagine 3 outflanking monoliths? but wait it gets better... see your mass attack infantry... 3 outflanking monoliths dumping 60 warriors on their doorstep and flux arcing them all.... OH YEAH!

Or lots of trukks in the crusher spearhead with reinforced ram!

Vanquishers with tankhunters? Check
S8 archeotype spearhead excecutioners? check
Massed mechanised assault spearhead with guard packed out with melta guns? Check
S10 vendettas? check

I don't know about you but I really like this expansion... and to all the nay-sayers, no one is forcing you to play.
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