Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online


Warhammer 40K Forum

rough riders
Closed Thread
Old 03 Nov 2006, 16:05   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 33
Default rough riders

What are the negative positive attributes of them. I have a hellghast theme army and was thinking of making some jetbike looking roughriders. But im not sure if i should have them in my army
MatB2 is offline  
Old 03 Nov 2006, 17:13   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,122
Default Re: rough riders

well before malveaux posts:


There fast - but not quite as fast as you want them to be: your guard, your not assaulting and therefore not really looking for first turn assault

Kinda cheap - remember that the vet can take a power weapon for 5 points, and melta bombs

can have decent strength and Initiative charges with power weapons
relatively cheap - it may be worth considering to take a small unit and a large upgraded one- one to pin and hold, and the other to charge. And maybe to link up with infiltrating storm troopers or as part of a large counter attack with a hellhound or two.

can only use the lance once per game - a real downer as it kind makes the squad suck after the first charge, but then again, they may not survive the first charge. Id use them to take on the big nasty squads such as terminators or khorne bezerkers

They die as quickly as guardsmen unless you take the carapce doctrine. they may be weak but if you hang them behind terrain and fleet of hoof your way towards the target when they get near you should do fine. also, consider keeping them behind your lines to counter attack effectively, the speed will help you cover the gaps so you don't have to worry about position as much.
Nightmare is offline  
Old 03 Nov 2006, 18:02   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 438
Default Re: rough riders

another posistive is that if they don't shoot they can move again

The way 2 Death is Life is offline  
Old 03 Nov 2006, 21:04   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Alachua, Florida
Posts: 8,647
Send a message via MSN to MalVeauX
Default Re: rough riders

Originally Posted by MatB2
What are the negative positive attributes of them. I have a hellghast theme army and was thinking of making some jetbike looking roughriders. But im not sure if i should have them in my army
They're a perfect counter-assault unit. They are nothing but advantage. Their only distadvantage is that they're going to likely die, and that they are not fielded turn one in Omega level missions. But this is counter-balanced by really low price and their extremely good ability to crush things in assault in a single charge. They are very much a `one time' unit, but all you need is one time and they will turn tides very quickly.

More information: Link.

[table][tr][td][/td][td][table][tr][td] [/td][td]Apocalypse is the only way to forty-kay.[/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table]
MalVeauX is offline  
Old 04 Nov 2006, 20:12   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: England (hail to)
Posts: 430
Send a message via MSN to smurf
Default Re: rough riders

i find the main advantage is that they are seriously underestimated. Everyone knows that when guard charge, for example, terminators they need a lot of attacks to cause any damage at all (36 attacks on average i think). This means that the tiny unit advancing up the flank, its a waste of shots to fire at them, and they often get cover saves anyway if they play it right. Then they wipe out a unit of terminators and blow up a land raider, beat an avatar in combat, kill baharroth, do all these things, and still theyre underestimated. (It kinda helps that i give the sergeant the honorifica, and more importantly in my case, a refractor field, heeheehee)
Originally Posted by Utsujin
Dark Eldar are just not played, but they are doing fine, pirates love to be unseen, plus pirates have parrots.
Nothing in life is forever, but none of your deeds were in vain
Deep in our hearts you will live again, you're gone to the home of the brave
R.I.P Kangaroo Joe
smurf is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rough riders... what to use... messyart Imperial Guard 32 10 Mar 2008 09:02
Rough riders Otto Conversion 1 12 Oct 2007 14:36
Rough Riders warriorchris Imperial Guard 5 23 Sep 2007 03:32
Rough Riders? Black Behemoth Imperial Guard 25 07 Jan 2006 18:33
rough riders march10k Imperial Guard 11 10 Sep 2005 00:40