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Old 29 Mar 2006, 16:39   #1 (permalink)
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I was just looking last night at the new codex and I noticed that this ability was gone. Anyone miss that? I've never had kroot hounds, but they seemed to be an interesting unit to use.

I did see however that we can create a 35 model single kroot unit with 20 kroot, 12 kroot hounds, and 3 krootox. Provided you find a big enough forest, that wuld be interesting to see.
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 17:14   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, it never came up as my hounds are the first ones to go in cc.
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I was just looking last night at the new codex and I noticed that this ability was gone. Anyone miss that? I've never had kroot hounds, but they seemed to be an interesting unit to use.

I did see however that we can create a 35 model single kroot unit with 20 kroot, 12 kroot hounds, and 3 krootox. Provided you find a big enough forest, that wuld be interesting to see.
Seeing as you can't infiltrate krootox, you'd have to have the forest on your side of the field. A better way to organise kroot would be this:
10 kroot, 3 krootox, (these would be on your half of the board).
10 kroot, 12 kroot hounds, (these would infiltrate).
With this list you could have the much cheaper krootox covering your infiltrating kroot, with a back-up unit of kroot.
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That's horrible, why are they downplaying kroot rules, first eaters of the dead, now release the hounds, another reason for me to continue to rant against this joke of an update >
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Eaters of the Dead was a bad rule, so I'm glad its out. But Release the Hounds was useful and made Kroot Hounds worth not having a gun. Thank you GW for letting your precious space marines get the upper hand in close combat against my Kroot, AGAIN!
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Eaters of the Dead may have been an annoying rule, but it was charcterful. So was Release the Hounds. And finally, the Krootox T6 for non-insta-kill is gone, making them wirse. But far cheaper.

Grr, its making me angry....
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 22:00   #7 (permalink)
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I hate this freakin new codex! They have messed up the kroot! :'( No more release the hounds, no more insane kroot oxes and no more eating dead people.......... well maybe i don't miss eating dead people i still cant get the taste out of my mouth ;D
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 22:04   #8 (permalink)
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I hate this freakin new codex! They have messed up the kroot! :'( No more release the hounds, no more insane kroot oxes and no more eating dead people.......... well maybe i don't miss eating dead people i still cant get the taste out of my mouth ;D
Thank you so much...... finally someone who agrees with me about this ridiculous update, they have destroyed most of what i loved about tau, and now they are even trying to bring kroot down :'(

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And finally, the Krootox T6 for non-insta-kill is gone, making them worse. But far cheaper.
Er, Kroot Ox could always be insta killed by STR 6 weapons, you'll notice that there was a "(3)" in the old codex, they may have lost T6 but they did get cheaper, and with the majority T rules now, that T6 would have never seen the light of day anyways.

And to be honest, "Release the Hounds" might have been a characteristic rule, but I for one would have easily traded it for the much more useful I5. If anythng the changes have made the Kroot a much more viable unit. You no longer have buy an armor upgrade to benefit from the shapers LD, and they no longer take up other Force Orginization slots.
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MRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Release the hounds was the best for all kroot kind and was one of my attractions to them in the first place >
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