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Old 16 Sep 2008, 17:57   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kroot in 5th ed.

So does anyone think that with the new rule book, Kroot are slightly unbalanced, obscenely overpowered or weakened? Additionally, does anyone think that if you used the old chapter approved kroot merc list in 5th ed would it be, by the rules, a bad idea.

I personally have not had time to figure this out yet. But I want to know what you people think.
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Old 16 Sep 2008, 18:15   #2 (permalink)
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I think using the kroot mercenaries apoc data sheet may be a better, and more updated way to take them. You don't have to take shapers in every squad, and most options seem a little cheaper. That said, you can't have eviscerators =( but you do get greater knarlocs to make up for it. Just a better, simpler, and more full list all around in my opinion.

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As kroot mercenaries aren't tournament legal anymore anyway you might as well use the official data sheet. Although I would still try to stick to the force organization of the old book.
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Old 18 Sep 2008, 00:58   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Kroot in 5th ed.

They are now on the same path as their cousin the Dodo Bird.
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Old 18 Sep 2008, 05:30   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Kroot in 5th ed.

Actually I think they are better now.

1. +3 cover save in woods.

2. You can have 160 models come from the side of the board and assault units. With 32 kroot that's atleast 96 ws4 s4 attacks. Since my hounds are int 5 they go first or at the same time. I kill them off first than have my kroot attack with the rest of their attacks. I usally win combat with my kroot. Orcs give kroot a run for their money.

I have other things but that's what 5th did to them.
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Old 18 Sep 2008, 05:55   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Kroot in 5th ed.

Thanks for teh responses, I have to agree that the kroot seem slightly better with 5th ed, I am hoping two things still happen though:
1. they bring back the kroot merc list for 5th or make it part of the tau troop options...
2. update them to 5th edition and make them a bit more survivable... maybe more wargear for them...
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