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Old 18 Aug 2007, 19:57   #1 (permalink)
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if this has been asked before you can delete this and force me to get off my ass and find it. however...

i was looking to expand into chaos, cos thier cool. and i downloaded the old codex. but then i found out a new one was comming out, i was looking at the new boxes.

what is an attack squad? it looks to me like a box of 5 space marines that is more expensive (per model) than buying 10 marines. is there and actaul difference or is this merely GW trying to maximise profit??

bear in mind i haven't actually started collecting yet, but i will as soon as the new codex come out.
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 20:04   #2 (permalink)
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The normal squad box knocks off 2 from the price and givces you a load of extras, but the attack squad gives you a few marines if you just need to bulk out your squads a bit and don't want to spend an extra 8 on models you won't use.
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 04:18   #3 (permalink)
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if this has been asked before you can delete this and force me to get off my D'yi and find it. however...

i was looking to expand into chaos, cos thier cool. and i downloaded the old codex. but then i found out a new one was comming out, i was looking at the new boxes.

what is an attack squad? it looks to me like a box of 5 space marines that is more expensive (per model) than buying 10 marines. is there and actaul difference or is this merely GW trying to maximise profit??

bear in mind i haven't actually started collecting yet, but i will as soon as the new codex come out.
Majonga,

Yopu have nailed the situation right on the head. This is basically a few extra marines for those that want to bulk up existing Dev and Command Squads. You are better off buying another Tac Sqaud.

I won't sell the Attack Squad if I can help it,
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 09:02   #4 (permalink)
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IT's pretty much the same as the loyalist one.... 5 marines... a couple of bitz... boosts squad numbers. However more expensive per model than the 10 man squad
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 19:19   #5 (permalink)
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soooo, for a beggining player completely pointless, unless i want 25 marines instead of 30??? good, that makes me feel more secure
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 19:41   #6 (permalink)
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Pretty much, but they do have their uses. Gifts for example. :P
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Pretty much, but they do have their uses. Gifts for example. :P
I really don't see the point of 'Attack Squads' if GW are trying to make us Chaos players take bigger sized squads? Unless if you're a few men short, then fair enough, but otherwise it's a useless box set.
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Pretty much, but they do have their uses. Gifts for example. :P
I really don't see the point of 'Attack Squads' if GW are trying to make us Chaos players take bigger sized squads? Unless if you're a few men short, then fair enough, but otherwise it's a useless box set.
And notice, of course, how thesy toss an "Attack Squad" into the Current Chaos Army deal- Where most players would just prefer another Spawn or two...lol
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And notice, of course, how thesy toss an "Attack Squad" into the Current Chaos Army deal- Where most players would just prefer another Spawn or two...lol
I'm buying a few extras along with my Army Set: Enough components to have a 8 man Noise Marine Squad, some bits for my Lord, 2 Obliterators and some extra gear for my Defiler.

I won't be using the Khorne Berzerkers, the hands, torso's and legs look too big/bulky/blocky, plus I'd rather wait until IA6 (FW World Eater models... :sadnshocked
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And notice, of course, how thesy toss an "Attack Squad" into the Current Chaos Army deal- Where most players would just prefer another Spawn or two...lol
I'm buying a few extras along with my Army Set: Enough components to have a 8 man Noise Marine Squad, some bits for my Lord, 2 Obliterators and some extra gear for my Defiler.

I won't be using the Khorne Berzerkers, the hands, torso's and legs look too big/bulky/blocky, plus I'd rather wait until IA6 (FW World Eater models... :sadnshocked
Same here with MY bezerkers. Luckily, I think I can trade them off with a buddy for some Tzeentchian-esque bitz from Warhammer Fantasy.

In any case, I'd avoid buying an Attack Squad- you lose all the fun bits from the 10-man box, and you might as well buy a cult troops box while you're at it.
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