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Old 22 Mar 2007, 09:51   #1 (permalink)
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I just got some money and was wondering wether it was worth getting a squad of eight ratlings
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 11:11   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on what kind of army you want to field. Some resent "abhumans" like Ogryns and Ratlings, but only a few, I have seen, have embraced them.
Ratlings are quite good in taking down almost any creature. MEQs are not too favourable to use snipers against as they have a good armoursave/leadership etc. But against other Guard players, Nids, Eldar, Tau etc. And with the size of the Ratlingsquads and amount of firepower, you are bound to kill something.
My own Ratlings performed masterfully in my last game against Guard.

But all in all, I'd recommend anyone to use Ratlings. Even though the models could have been better...
Oh, and go with a squad of ten.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 12:02   #3 (permalink)
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They are amazing at taking down MCs, like Carnies, Wraithlords, and C'Tan.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 17:13   #4 (permalink)
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At the very least you can go bare minimum and use them to deny the enemy a chance of infiltration.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 17:35   #5 (permalink)
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I personally run 10 of them, they are great.

I would say though, if you are going to run them, run a full squad. 10 ratlings will be able to bring the firepower you will need to bear on so really great enemies.. like was said.. big boys like carnies and such are good targets.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 19:46   #6 (permalink)
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Ratlings rock. They're cheap as heck moneywise and they are great at taking down high toughness creatures. I wouldn't recommend using them against a 2+ save creature though.

The other thing they're good at is taking down T4 things with bad saves, like orks or genestealers. They really rock at that.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 21:03   #7 (permalink)
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indeed... they come 3 to a blister! and, they are cheap pointswise too! for one point more than a sniper rifle for a special weapons squad, you get a body to hold it that comes with +1 cover save!
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 21:13   #8 (permalink)
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indeed... they come 3 to a blister! and, they are cheap pointswise too! for one point more than a sniper rifle for a special weapons squad, you get a body to hold it that comes with +1 cover save!
Three in a blister? The blisters I have bought contained five apiece.
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 03:09   #9 (permalink)
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While on this topic i was wondering, because I am part of that small percentage that hates 'abhumans', would it be wise to proxy ratlings with tanith or cadian snipers?
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 03:33   #10 (permalink)
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Yes you can, I use some tallerains as my snipers.
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