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Old 21 Jun 2006, 00:58   #1 (permalink)
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hello I'm new so don't flame me if this is in the wrong board. So i cant decide on an army, I am a pyromaniac so i want an army with lots of flamers and a little bit of stealth, But i do not want space marines i despise them, I'm stuck between imperial guard, tau, and orks some help please :'(

and i want it to have a good fluff potential
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Orkz are honestly more pyromaniacs than anyone else, also this should be under general 40k (nothing personal), and all you're going to get in this section is TAU TAU TAU TAU, being this is *didi di* Tau section so . . . I'm just gonna say I recommend Orkz cause they've got Burna boys. Also good on you, finally NO MORE SMURFS!
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 01:20   #3 (permalink)
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Neither guard nor orks know anything about stealth, but it'd be pretty tough to use flamers in a Tau list.

Although, it IS something I want to try. A trio of crisis suits with twin flamers is just over 100 points... pretty darn cheap. Add in some gun drones and shield generators and it could be a tough little unit.
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 01:41   #4 (permalink)
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Most armies have flamers. However, there is not really any army based on flamers. Orks may have the most, however they are extremely vulnerabe unless tkkaen in high number mobs.
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 02:45   #5 (permalink)
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Since this seems to be a recurring topic about once a week, can we make a forum of : Army's and You? I could start off something like this:

1. Buy a commander

2. Buy two squads

Play with those to get a feel for your brand new army!
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 03:09   #6 (permalink)
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If you really want to focus on flame-based weapons, you might also consider Witch Hunters or Imperial Guard with allies. They are also able to focus on flamers to a high degree (and they get Hellhounds!) In this case, you can also take a few stealth-based units like Assassins or specialist Imperial Guard (I don't remember if there is a doctrinal option for infiltrating).

As has been noted, it is pretty tough for the Tau to make good use of flamers, as Battlesuits are usually put at a pretty extreme risk at that range. Since we can't mount them in infantry units or on vehicles, our options in that regard are pretty limited.

If you would like, I can send this thread over to General 40k. It would definitely be worth checking in on the IG and Ork boards to learn more about their options in terms of stealth tactics.
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 04:30   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for all your help guys, i all ready made up some fluff about the imperial guard flamer army and the irk one i think I'm eliminating tau just cause well they don't have much flamers and i want a fluffy army and tau with flamers just doesn't make sense, but i will probally pick imperial if they have more stealth options or pick orks if they have more stealth. so i think ill be posting on ork and imperial forums too choose my army well thank you for your help, oh ya and if i pick an imperial army i will name it "the emperors flame
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 14:14   #8 (permalink)
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Aren't Sisters of Battle full of the damn things? I remember reading warnings about them and they sure sounded flamer-happy...
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i think for sob i heard something about a ap 1 flamer and i also think they have like flamer pistols but i could be wrong
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Sisters of Battle?

They love burning things heritics, deamons, xenos. It seems that half of their guns are flamers. They have the saves, BS, and I think leadership but they ae different inthat they are only humans whit big guns.
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