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What is your favourite squad size?
View Poll Results: What is your favourite squad size?
5 Marines squad 14 16.67%
6 Marines squad 23 27.38%
7 Marines squad 1 1.19%
8 Marines squad 16 19.05%
9 Marines squad 3 3.57%
10 Marines squad 27 32.14%
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Old 23 Aug 2006, 09:57   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is your favourite squad size?

So...What is your favourite squad size?

Vote away and maybe care to explain why it is your favourite squad size.

I have allowed the option to bring out 2 votes so you can bring out 1 vote for a squad with a shooting role and 1 vote for a squad with an assaulting role. Please explain what you have voted.

Thanks for your vote!
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Old 23 Aug 2006, 15:13   #2 (permalink)
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I like units of six for shooting, cos that means that I can split fire as required and have more units to direct their fire as required. Two six man squads can either engage on or two enemies, but one ten man squad can only engage one, even if that is overkill.

For assault I like squads of 8. There are enough numbers to be effective but it makes them cheap enough to still get support or another squad.
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Old 23 Aug 2006, 15:21   #3 (permalink)
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I chose six and ten. If numbers don't matter for the unit, and I need them to be small, I go with six rather than five, because of survivability issues. Las-Plas squads are usually six in number. When numbers are necessary, I use 10, after all, if you need bodies, why stop at eight? Assault squads, Drop Squads, or I-NEED-this-objective squads are all usually ten.
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I like full 10 man squads. A 10 man squad can be very hard to dislodge from a position and tons of extra wounds if an enemy becomes adament about taking out those heavy and special weapons. I also find there is something intimidating about placing a lot of marines down and hence another reason I go with large 10 man squads.

Other than that I like 6 man units for their flexibility.
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i like units of 6 for shooting and units of 8 for assaulting. Units of ten may be hard to dislodge from a position BUT they have just a minor thing that calls out saying "It'll hurt you if you don't kill me. Its very soft but it just makes people just that little bit more cautious of them.
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6

Why? So i can have a razorback which can add more dakka (T-L Heavy bolter) or AT (T-L lascannon)
 
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This is my set up for 1000 games.


Being that I run BTs, I like to run 5 man units and a large 20 man unit. I picked 5 man due that I run more of them and one 20 unit.

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6 and 10, 6 for my Tactical squads, due to I play Flesh Tearers and a man will probably go missing into the Death Comp.

10 for my Assault squads on foot, more numbers and fluffy to be on foot.
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The more the better. They need all the help they can get to beat my Nids.
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Please don't Troll, say something contructive...

As I said before, 6, has to get it down to 1 marine for 25% casualties...

Just gotta hope it's the Heavy Bolter Marine left standing, I have limited firepower already.
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