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Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?
View Poll Results: How do you use santioned psykers
Avoid them like the plague 5 19.23%
Sometimes add them for giggles 6 23.08%
Love them- cheap psychic powers 3 11.54%
Another power/force weapons is always a good thing 4 15.38%
Give him Honorifica Imperialis- cheapest HSO 8 30.77%
Other 0 0%
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 23:23   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

You can see the topic.

I'm just seeing if anyone has success using these guys.

I find them absolutely useless as psykers, but when I think about it, they are very cheap units with full armoury access.

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Old 04 Jul 2006, 23:39   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

They dont have full acess to the armoury. They cant have any officer only items. But a great way to use them is to give them Honorifica Imperialis and a Force Weapon snipe any multi wound characters and they cant be targeted so are great for taking out Hive Tyrants as long as you get a wound on him that is.
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 23:41   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

Sanct. Psyker: Walk, Walk Walk, use a random power that might be useful, oops... got over my Perils of the war- *BANG*

Commissar: Die filthy Heretic

Yeah... that's how most of my units turn out when with him.
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 23:48   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

Try looking in the cities of death white dwarf. The IG army player tells you some hints of SP.
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 23:51   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

Im pretty sure it's just what i said.
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 23:55   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

Yeah, he doesn't get officer only items, but I don't worry about losing a powerfist when I can get a force weapon. But lets face it, even the 5pt power weapon is great value in my opinion.

Is there anything else of value in WD?
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Old 05 Jul 2006, 00:02   #7 (permalink)
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Not really. Cause in WD they use armies that if i or most other people played againt them they would get owned.
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Old 05 Jul 2006, 00:20   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

All too true. I think of WD armies more as showcase armies- intended to show product rather than be competitive.

Still, the honorifica imperialis with power weapon would put the cost just over a commissar, with much better stats. A force weapon is a real character-killer that guard could really use, but then he becomes so expensive.

Without the honorifica his conscript-level WS and BS would just waste a nice weapon.

Has anyone ever had any luck using this psyker as, well, a psyker? None of his powers are that great, and randomly generated is horrible for making army lists. Not to mention the "for your own good" rule that is so perfectly described by Immortal Black Mage.
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Old 05 Jul 2006, 00:37   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

All though I don't really rely on him [he's proved unreliable, last 4 games every turn I got the power that enhances leadership; I have voxes!]. the force weapon is always fun. I added a pyshic hood just to make a cool model, but I sometimes ask to use it games wise. It makes things fun against Eldar

Other than that, I'm not much for using them... they're [as I said] unrealiable, and can be a major points sink.

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Old 05 Jul 2006, 01:27   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sanctioned psykers- how do you use them?

I have one in my army, and he just makes my battles more fun. He gets executed during the middle of a swirling melee, then the commissar gets killed...that was a good battle...

A psyker is like an ork army. Random.
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