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How many fishes for 5 warrior squads?
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Old 23 Feb 2006, 00:26   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many fishes for 5 warrior squads?

Hey, I plan on starting a straight-down-the-middle-hydrid army and i plan on running 5 squads of 12 fire warriors (they look cool as anything and more troops is always more fun). I don't know how many units should go in transports and what would be the best upgrades for both the fish and squads. I know transports are really important to FW in most situations but i would like to be able to field some other units aswell.

So should i do
4-1
3-2
2-3 or
1-4
Thanx for the help.
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Old 23 Feb 2006, 00:27   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, i forgot to mention it would probably somewhere between 1500-1650 pts.
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Old 23 Feb 2006, 00:29   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How many fishes for 5 warrior squads?

Personally, I'd say at least 2 mounted squads... one just doesn't have the "umph" you need. One idea is to play a few games with 2 mounted squads, then up to three if you find you lack mobility. I don't think that 4-1 in either direction is realy viable.

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Old 23 Feb 2006, 01:54   #4 (permalink)
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I'd say 2, as 3 pushes you towards relying on mounted troops while 2 keeps them in a support role to a firebase and mobile troops equally. 4 of either makes the other largely useless to my mind. 5 of each, obviously, stops you being a hybrid army entirely. 2 is really ideal- able to Fish of Fury together, back up your Crisis and Stealth teams or reinforce the firing line or create a crossfire. Lots of options, lots of power. Definitely your best bet to my mind.

I'm glad to see you using lots of Fire Warriors in your army...too many people are seduced by flashier options nowadays to forget the humble Shas'la
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I'd have to agree with bash and dra... 2 devilfish should do the trick, allowing you to have a very solid firebase, and give close fire support for your battlesuits.
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