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Old 17 Jan 2009, 03:33   #1 (permalink)
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So Im currently working on the fluff for my SM Chapter Machina and my main HQ is a master of the forge with a servitor squad. Alot of people don't Like TechMarines but they have saved me a few times. So my real question is since I want to start a IG army how useful is a techpriest? How do you implement it? And dose it work just like A Techmarine?
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 05:28   #2 (permalink)
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Techpriests are about the best things ever, but not for their ability to fix vehicles.

Apparantly, servitors don't count towards a Techpriests wargear limit. So you could have unlimited numbers of Servitors wielding, say, Heavy Bolters to mow down enemy infantry. Bringing Servitors is more cost-effective than bringing Heavy Weapons Platoons, since you can get the same number of weapons for less points and with a higher Ballistic Skill, and plus you can have an unlimited number of Heavy Bolters for just one Elite slot.

I intend to take full advantage of this in my Ad Mech army, but only against people I don't like. Oh, the cheese.
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 12:57   #3 (permalink)
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Apparantly, servitors don't count towards a Techpriests wargear limit. So you could have unlimited numbers of Servitors wielding, say, Heavy Bolters to mow down enemy infantry.
"unlimited"? I'm sure there's a squad cap on Servitors.
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 13:39   #4 (permalink)
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Wargamer is correct, you can only have 4 servitors.
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 14:37   #5 (permalink)
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Ah, didn't see that line. Alright, significantly less overpowered, but still more cost-effective.
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 14:15   #6 (permalink)
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Question: Where do you get said servitors & heavy bolters?

I thought Enginseers came in metal blisters, by themselves.
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 18:23   #7 (permalink)
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I got 4 when I bought my techmarine. But you can get them in packs of two on the website.
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 22:28   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you.
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 00:53   #9 (permalink)
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They're just as easy to find in-store as well, all the Servitors are classed under Space Marines.
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I run tank-heavy gue'vesa, and they are a godsend. I run two teams, each with 3 tech servitors and one multi-melta servitors. They hustle forward with my combat line, and in conjuction with some intelligent vehicle placement form "triage" for my tanks. I have two demolishers in my list as my primary anti-Termie, anti-tank items, and being able to park a squad behind them constantly undoing damage kept my opponent's attention on the tank, and off of objectives (which I promptly nab :P )

What's more, two teams (or two independant techpriests, which make for surprisingly effective embedded combat characters) only use a single elites slot.
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