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Old 15 Jul 2009, 19:36   #1 (permalink)
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Do you think that space marines don't have enough troop choices, unlike the chaos troop choices who are worthy of being in the elite section?
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 19:51   #2 (permalink)
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Not really, I think they're fine as they are - it's what makes the Space Marines unique; their Scout squads and Tactical Squads.





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Old 15 Jul 2009, 19:53   #3 (permalink)
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Relic Blade, look at the Necrons, they have only one troop choice. And no, because of the flexibility of the squads, they can be used to fill most combat roles.
E.G Anti-tank, Anti-Infantry. Close Range Firepower.
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Also, you're able to take Space Marine Bike Squadron as Troop Choice. Anyway, fluff-wise; Tactical Squads makes up the grunt of the Space Marine Force.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 20:45   #5 (permalink)
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I think that they are fine with the number that they have, as tactical squads are very versatile, whereas troops such as Khorne Berzerkers only really excell in one field.
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Old 15 Jul 2009, 22:34   #6 (permalink)
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I mean really, Tau only have 2 Troops, a Shooty one, and a Squishy one.
Necrons only have one
Witch Hunters only have 2 (unless you indoctrinate)
Orks only have 2
Daemon Hunters only have 2 (again, unless you indoctrinate)
Only Tyranids, IG, Daemons, CSM, and Eldar have a good variety of Troops
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 03:22   #7 (permalink)
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Orks have a few more than just 2. A Mek or a Warbosss adds options.

Also, while you separate the indoctrinations, they also have the ability to add each others troop choices. Heck those are also extra troops for Marines and IG(who already have I think the largest range of options at the moment).
Necrons and DE(They only have warriors+double specials and heavy and warriors+raider right?) are the only ones really with low volume of stuff to run around as troops, despite the other armies having lots of conditional ones.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 09:29   #8 (permalink)
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Do you think that space marines don't have enough troop choices, unlike the chaos troop choices who are worthy of being in the elite section?
It's due to the fact the the Tactical Squad can offer Variety in the way they can be used. Sit back and shoot, Drop Pod assualt or Close Range Fighting. That makes the Tactical Squad very versatile. Also the Scouts IMO are Great. Not only can they get Snipers but there now free! and you can get a 5 man squad for less than 100pts! Also the Scouts can fill a variety of Roles, Cover Fire, Capture Objectives or to Disrupt enemy lines.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 11:34   #9 (permalink)
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Two troops choices is fine and with the help of i think it is Kor’sarro Khan you can take bikes. the main thing is is that tactical squads and scouts are some of the most versatile troops in the game and can be equipped for any situation.

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Old 16 Jul 2009, 12:04   #10 (permalink)
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Yeh if Kor'sarro is riding MoonDrakkan you can take 5 man strong biker squads as troops. You can also do it if a normal Captain is mounted on a bike.
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