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Old 11 Apr 2009, 14:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are flash gitz a decent unit?

Just wondering if anyone uses them and if they are a pretty reliable unit. Tell me what kind of upgrades you do also.

And what units you use to convert the gitz would be a nice addition too
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Old 11 Apr 2009, 16:17   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are flash gitz a decent unit?

They're decent enough but one you rake up on their upgrades, they really get too expensive point-wise to be worth it. People find Shoota Boyz or Lootaz do a better job and more cost-effective.
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Just wondering if anyone uses them and if they are a pretty reliable unit. Tell me what kind of upgrades you do also.

And what units you use to convert the gitz would be a nice addition too
Well, as Zenai said, they are not cost-effective. Just too darn expensive for their own good, and other units would do the job just as well.

I guess they have three different updates (aint got my codex nearby...)
One is lower AP but gets hot, another is higher strength on the shots, and the third is more shots.
And it's expensive...

Anyhoo, Flash Gitz are technically Nobs with Uge Gunz. So using Ork Nobs would do nicely. The new Nob box contains enough to make two Nobs with kombi-shootas, but would cost a bit to make one squad in that way. Instead, try to be creative. Cut off the Slugga from a normal arm and give him a larger gun. Or even better! make the arm a gun in itself
It's so simple with converting orks. Mix and match! Anything goes!

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Old 13 Apr 2009, 13:24   #4 (permalink)
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With some searching I'm sure you can find the discussion a while back on Flash Gitz, the short of it being what's been said, they are point heavy for what you're getting. The other thing is they take up a heavy slot and many of us find better units to occupy those slots, like Kans, Battlewagons, Dreads, artillery, etc.
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