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Old 15 Jan 2009, 15:16   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
I'm actually considering putting in Flash Gitz (I know its a shocker for me too ), and I wanted to know a few things...
I've read and re-read the Codex, but it's not too clear...
1. Does the entire squad need to take the upgrades if you want More Dakka, Shootier or Blasta? Or can you just get say More Dakkax5 and Blastax1?
2. Is there any real purpose in giving them a Painboy?
3. Can Ammo Grots re-roll the Blasta "Gets Hot" dice?

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P.S. If there is a good Flash Gitz tactica out there, I would also appreciate it! -BT
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 15:23   #2 (permalink)
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1. I read this as the entire unit takes the upgrade. It says "The unit may take any of the following" instead of "Any model may take any of the following", as it does with the Nobz entry.
2. Other then the obvious FNP? That is the only reason to take him since he loses his guns for tools.
3. Yep, pg. 31 in the BRB, bottom left.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 15:25   #3 (permalink)
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1/ Yes, the entire squad needs to take them. The entry states that the 'unit may take any of the following' not that individuals can take them (compare with the Nobz entry for the wording where individual models may choose their upgrades). Note, however, that as a Painboy replaces his Snazzgun, he does NOT need to pay for the upgrades taken by the rest of the unit, according to the Ork FAQ.

2/ Yes; the exact same reasons as to give a Painboy to Nobz; Feel No Pain and access to Cybork Bodies.

3/ Yes. In fact, I reckon that's the only real reason to take them (as three 5-point-per rerolls are hardly worth it on a BS 2 model to begin with).

As for the Flash Gitz tactica, if you can find it I'd appreciate a link too. I really want to try these guys out, but am having issues with them too.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 15:36   #4 (permalink)
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1/ Yes the enitre squad takes the upgrade except for the Painboy and Kaptin Badrukk since neither of them have a Snazzgun (Straight from the FAQ).

2/ Is there any point to having FNP??? Come on this is juicy to have when your a shooting based units with only a 4+ armour save. For me if i'm investing 30pts into each model I would want the extra save for insurance purposes. Combine that with the squad likely being small dam right the Painboy has a real purpose.

3/ Yes you can re roll the gets hot without having to take the save but if your re roll get hot then you must now take the save.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 17:50   #5 (permalink)
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i've used them before in a friendly game (Nobz subbed in) they performed better than i expected. give them shootier, more dakka, and put them in a trukk. it lets them move around more easily and gives them better survivability against AP4 weapons and lower.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 18:53   #6 (permalink)
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so if your buying it for the whole unit, than that means it takes 5 points for the whole unit no matter the number of models in it? Am I understanding this correct?
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 18:57   #7 (permalink)
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No, it costs 5pts per-model, exactly as it says on each entry. Five Flashgits with with more dakka costs you 25pts.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 01:48   #8 (permalink)
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Personally... Not in answer to your questions however. Put them in a Battlewagon that is open topped. That way they are in a hard as nails vehicle and can shoot from it on the move.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 01:52   #9 (permalink)
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Can you use Feel no pain in response to a wound from a gun that "gets hot" ?
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 02:23   #10 (permalink)
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Can you use Feel no pain in response to a wound from a gun that "gets hot" ?
Yes. FNP is used for unsaved wounds, and there's no exception noted anywhere for 'gets hot' wounds.
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