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Old 05 Mar 2006, 03:24   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious what people think. With 65 pts left to spend I can buy a 6 man sniper squad or a sentinel (autocannon) armored crew compartment. What do you guys think?
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Old 05 Mar 2006, 04:32   #2 (permalink)
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depends what else is on your list, and get rid of the points cost in your post, TO gets in trouble for that.

Post up your army list and then we can decide.
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Old 05 Mar 2006, 04:37   #3 (permalink)
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I say neither their both are soft targets id find the extra points for a Hellhound or a Leman Russ.
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Okay well heres some reasons you can mull over.

Snipers
-Great at killing anything with a toughness value and no invulnerable save.
-Are a great addition to any shooty style army.
-Can pick off high point units with reasonable ease.

Sentinel
-Good cheap cannon fodder
-With auto cannon as your suggesting they are great all round and do well against high toughness/armour troops like space marines
-Great close support unit
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Sniper squads: Ratlings do a better job. (Infiltrate, lower cost [5 points less per sniper armed model])

Sentinels: can be used to hold up hoard armies such as non powerclawed ork mobs, tyranid gaunts, any Guard Infantry without powerfists. (to be honest 2 sent's with heavy flamers and no upgrades scare people more.)
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Old 05 Mar 2006, 07:39   #6 (permalink)
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If you do pick up a sentinel take one with.
-Heavy flamer
-Smoke launcher (for protection on the way up to lethal range)
-Armoured crew compartment
-Extra armour.

One of those (i use them in my catachans) scare people ALOT
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snipers only work en-masse, so a full squad of ratlings is the only way to go(unless you have larkin or a vindicare), so the sentinel would be all around better. sentinels are great no matter what style you play.
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Old 05 Mar 2006, 18:02   #8 (permalink)
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the snipers will last longer, but the sentinel is too effective to pass up. we may need to see the list you plan on using. untill then, sentinel.
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Old 05 Mar 2006, 19:01   #9 (permalink)
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Gorcyca (formerly fingolfin) is right we need to see your army list to make a good decision but i still say that unless you have more than 1 sentinel to make sure they don't die. Because they're too weak to attract heavier fire power and should not detract from your opponents anti tank shooting. and just like someone else said snipers are only really usefull in more numbers to be effective and you really should not have units to fill up points they need to have a defined role rather than just adding a unit to fill points because that make more victory points for your opponent. although that's only the way i play and don't take my word for it take my record 20 games and only 2 losses with no draws.
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