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who is the best basic troop shooter for there pts in WH40k ?
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Old 01 Sep 2005, 20:59   #1 (permalink)
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is it guard ,kroot ,dark eldar,tau ,SM ,eldar, orks ,nids ,sisters?
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Old 01 Sep 2005, 21:11   #2 (permalink)
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I'd have to go with Space Marines or Necron Warriors.
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Definately the tau firewarrior. For 10 points you have a nice model with the best basic troop gun in the game and a nice save. You can field many of these guys (If you wanted too you can field 72 in 1000 points easily, beating just about anyone with that amount of shots with some anit-armor thrown in there.
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Necrons or Marines. Tau can sure dish it out, but they don't take it like Marines do.
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For their points cost they do and they outrange marines easily taking them down(some/most) before they can get into firing range. (For 1000 points if just using troops you can field 60 marines for 900 points whereas 72 firewarriors cost 720 points. Big point difference where the tau prevail with the better gun and range.
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I'd say Sisters. As much offensive capability of a Marine at middle range, almost as survivable and very, very cheap.

They outshoot Fire-Warriors.
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I'd have to agree with Veq here - cheap power armoured bodies and decent weaponry themselves mean they can pack in numbers, stay survivable, and deal out the firepower.

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With bolters? Or with the heavy weapons on them? I believe with the heavy guns but not the bolters.
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Guardian defender squads. Sheer mass and the ability to have a star cannon that can move and shoot.
If not then I would Say Crons for the resilience of WWB a 3+ save and the gauss weapon special rule you can kill tanks and infantry!
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In all the games Ive seen the basic infantry never do better than the tau. The Tau have the strongest infantry gun in the game. Sure they cant pack those heavy weapons into the squad but they can put out a dozen strength 5 shots at a logner range than any other armies basic infantry and at close range that number doubles. And thats just one squad. No basic infantry squad of any army, crons, marines, chaos, eldar it doesnt matter. No basic troop unit has ever been able to reach my lines, ever. The Tau dish it out, take down tanks, infantry, commanders it doesnt matter. All falls to the Firewarriors... save the landraider, blast it.

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