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Commisar or Priest for Conscripts?
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Old 13 Sep 2005, 18:28   #1 (permalink)
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Default Commisar or Priest for Conscripts?

Im thinking of using some conscripts for my army but I want to see which is more effective (Planning out ideas at the moment)

Im going to use them as my "close combat unit". Well actually they are going to be used like Ork grots to bog down enemy units and act as a speed bump. Should I however use a commisar or priest to lead/accompany them (If thats possible?).

The commisar would be armed with a power fist and priest with an Eviscerator to give some punch. Which one would be better though? I believe the commisar would be good for morale but the priest would be nice in assault.

Any ideas would be welcomed
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Old 13 Sep 2005, 18:50   #2 (permalink)
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Commisar because you can remain stationary and shoot a bit before you fight.
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Old 13 Sep 2005, 18:55   #3 (permalink)
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preists cant join conscripts, so some independant commisars would be much better
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Old 13 Sep 2005, 22:28   #4 (permalink)
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Doh! Thanks for that. I 'll look into the independent commissars then. Thanks
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Old 13 Sep 2005, 22:36   #5 (permalink)
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The only ways to get a higher leadership for conscripts is to take independant commissars or a special character. Guant actually works great for this as he is so cheap.
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Old 14 Sep 2005, 07:43   #6 (permalink)
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I use an independent Commissar with power weapon and personal effect (to re-roll that crucial morale dice), and 30 Conscripts. Its my best h2h unit!
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Default Re: Commisar or Priest for Conscripts?

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I use an independent Commissar with power weapon and personal effect (to re-roll that crucial morale dice), and 30 Conscripts. Its my best h2h unit!
why take 30 when you can take 50 ;D

the effect is something like :

HOLY ****. ill just take that squad off then

need i say any more?
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Old 14 Sep 2005, 20:49   #8 (permalink)
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50 would be too unweidly though. Its like things such as orks. Yes you can take bigger groups but over a certain size and they become cumbersome.
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Old 15 Sep 2005, 18:23   #9 (permalink)
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yes, but if 30 is the magic number, then a squad of 50 will still be at 30 after 4 turns...
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sometimes i use the ab-humans doctrine beasts, gives conscripts the furious charge ability and a WS of 3, and i put an independent commissar in their with them to keep them in check.
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