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Old 26 Oct 2004, 05:34   #21 (permalink)
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im sure

its somptin like a supp codex site of all armies and special rules for em
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Old 26 Oct 2004, 11:25   #22 (permalink)
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Hmm. Odd.
I'd like to see some cheap Heavy Flamer Catachan Sentinels in jungle warfare vs Nids.
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Old 31 Oct 2004, 05:01   #23 (permalink)
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that would be quite funny to watch

also the rules say sentinals can move and shoot no matter wots on em

so in my opinion they are worth the points
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Old 01 Nov 2004, 08:49   #24 (permalink)
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in my experience people tend to ignore sentinels when also presented in an army with, hmm, say, a leman russ, a basilisk, a hellhound and a chimera (yes, even the chimera attracts more fire than the sentinels), so their fragility really doesn't often come into play, and a move-and-fire weapon is always good (tho with new rules for tanks, the sentinel is less special).

I find sentinels most useful in holding up enemy assaults - anything that's not strength 6 or more really has problems hurting the thing. I've had one sentinel hold up a banshee squad for 5 rounds of combat before finally killing one and sending them running off!
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thats nothin

i was versin crons once and 1 sentinal held up 45 scarab swarms (couldnt hurt the thing) so they are helpful in dulling down larger but weaker forces (also good against other IG infantry) say things with S=4 or less that come in rather large numbers (eg rippers)
even better for holding up assaults is equipping one with a flamer that way it can devestate a packed squad before entering CC
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i checked int the alpha legion using ig tanks ect... its not legal just to let u know what u dled was 1st edition rules for alpha legion where they could use them but all SM had outstanding rules back then. And iron warriors can use basalisk and demolisher i believe.

As for sentienls they are good for tieing up units except i cannot see them tieing up rippers vs a good ig player seeing as his will have rending claws. But then how are u gonna shoot the units in combat with the sentienel seeing as a sentienl wont exactly kill them off.
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Old 02 Nov 2004, 08:27   #27 (permalink)
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... they're not there to kill the other guy, just to hold them up! if you've got say a banshee squad, bunch of scarabs, whatever, stuck in combat with your 45-55 point sentinel (and whatever you've got tied up costs more than that) then you've got an advantage - and you don't have to worry about that squad tying up some of your more important shooters in CC.
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thing is anything that weak can b killed off easily by las fire so its kinda pointless

Unless u use mortars which u can just guess a range arround the sentienl and blast them away.

I'm pretty sure barage / ordance can scatter in2 troops in combat and they take the hit.
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I know the value of sentinels... I also know that a Battlecannon has a lot more chance of blowing them up than it does another tank, so I frag them fast.
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thing is anything that weak can b killed off easily by las fire so its kinda pointless
lasguns are strength 3, which means they can't hurt sentinels.

Granted, sentinels _are_ weak against shooting, but since most opponents tend to forget about them, they're cheap, and the other player is probably more worried about the tanks with ord weaps, i think they're good choices (1 or 2, at least. don't got overboard).
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