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Old 24 Sep 2004, 21:28   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are sentienals worth the pts

i was looking over sentinels earlier and i was wondering if they are good vs anything but nids and orc's.

The only cost effective sentienal i can think of has a multi laser and a heavy stubber attached.
Vdr cannot give u a fast attack choise for a walker but i think a mass dread army would b very cool.

Probably best for marines tho make a dred that can transport 5 men and use it as ur basic transport then take some regular dreds mabe some land speeders and basically an all armoured space marine army.

I mean who wouldnt like having some marines hauled arround ina dred. mabe with a verneable in frount. or just stick ur hq ina dred. Now that would b a fun little army 2 play

14 dreds and 9 land speeder mabe enter play in droppods.
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Old 24 Sep 2004, 21:43   #2 (permalink)
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Why did you go off on a tangent here. You being by asking if a sentinel is worth it's points, but then go on about a transport walker for Smurfs.
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Old 24 Sep 2004, 22:42   #3 (permalink)
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no clue it just got me thinking i supose u could do it with gard but little 5 man squads of gaurd arent gonna do much unless u planning on having platonns of walkers.

Might work with armoured company but i'm not sure if u just use ironfist squads or if u get transpots for each squad ina platoon which would really give u alot of walkers 6 platoons with 6 squads in them each. thats 36 walkers. But back 2 what i'm talking about setienals with multilaser and stubber have 6 shots 1/2 will miss so 3 hits varying in str is this worth it or should u make a sentienal in vdr with ws4 and a multilaser for more pts

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All Sentinels are good, if used right.

Multilaser Sentinels are great for infantry-slaying. The Rocket Launcher config (Forgeworld) also does this.

Autocannons are anti-vehicle (11-13 armour range), but can also pulp high-toughness/low-armour targets (aka: Tyranid Warriors, Ork Warboss, etc).

Heavy Flamers are for close-quarter combat. The problem is getting there...

Missile Launchers (Forgeworld) are better AT weapons, and can deal with infantry too.

Lascannons are tank killers, but too pricy and/or fragile to do much good.
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 03:37   #5 (permalink)
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Ml is the univeral wep but i never liked them for killing infantry they are decent for the versality and ofcourse the most versale wep, but a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.

ML and HS sound like a good wep combo if u have the pts cost for them i can probably use them if i ever make a shooty IG army.

Lascannon does cost 2 much and flamer is useless for the range.

Autocannon would b good vs some light tanks like eldar or speedkults.
I dont think i would like them all that much tho so i'm left with multi laser and stubber.

decent 36 range and the ability 2 kill off weak tanks.
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 16:18   #6 (permalink)
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Sentinels are worth the points, against any army they are good. They tend to be not a large target because people go "psssh, Sentinels, they suck." Until one takes out their Landraider.
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 22:13   #7 (permalink)
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Thats not always the case since sentienals are ina squad that means thet u can hit all 3 at a time so what really matters is what shoots 1st as always but ur almost always sure that if ur sentienal gets hit its gonna get penetrated.
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 22:32   #8 (permalink)
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Deep striking HF sentinals are great and they also do really well in a jungle fight. With the scout rule they can take out enemy infiltrators like SM scouts before they get a chance to harras your force. I also like the auto-cannon because as wargamer said its good against any infantry besides power armour or better an it can take out most vehicles and it should hit with at least one shot a turn(should). Im not to keen on the multi laser as the ap is pretty poor and the las cannon is slightly on the expensive side but needed in quite afew drop troop forces were it benefits the regular infantry to keep mobile.
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 23:58   #9 (permalink)
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I cant find any rules for deepstike and sentienals where did u get urs.

ML is the best sentienal with stubber for more melee suport.
1 more thing is a ML considered defensive weaponry when fired as frag?

Lastly nice DH i'm a wc3 player aswell are u on tft now or roc?
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They deepstrike just like anyother deepstriking unit and they can deepstrike if you take the drop-troop doctrine.

What on earth was that last line supposed to say??
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