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Old 01 Jul 2006, 15:11   #1 (permalink)
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Who has bought vespids? becuase i am unsure if i want to buy some. i think their weapons are great but low armour save and strength mean they suck in combat. Since COD i have been contemplating getting them due to the Expert Flyers rule. So i was wondering if you could send in any tips or info about vespids and their usage or if i just forget about it?
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Old 01 Jul 2006, 17:48   #2 (permalink)
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Start here ( http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=18223.0 ) and do a search for Vespids. It has been coverd at length.
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 15:49   #3 (permalink)
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if your going to play CO alot then you should get some unless you really dont like the model like me
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 16:33   #4 (permalink)
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They're horrible models. Giant sheet of metal between the toes that doesn't belong there, lots of flash, huge base-insert parts because they decided to cast it all in one piece, my strain leader was poorly filled and his arms and legs snapped off almost as soon as I took him out of the box. The antennae suffer from the same problems Tau aerials do. Lastly they tend to lean forward if you just drop them into a base as-is.
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Old 03 Jul 2006, 01:46   #5 (permalink)
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dude get some!

1. there fast, 12 inc + D6 + 6 inc charge = 24 inc max movement in 1 turn!

2. the have the best guns! were taking about instant Marine killing guns!

3. unlike kroot, the sting wings count as tau models and can receive there benefits that they can get for having setion models on the board like the enthrals

4. just because they have bad amour doesn't mean anything, kroot have worse armor but here still VERY EFFECTIVE!

5. just get some! they are the tau version of assalt Marines and nids >
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Old 03 Jul 2006, 02:06   #6 (permalink)
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dude get some!

1. there fast, 12 inc + D6 + 6 inc charge = 24 inc max movement in 1 turn!

2. the have the best guns! were taking about instant Marine killing guns!

3. unlike kroot, the sting wings count as tau models and can receive there benefits that they can get for having setion models on the board like the enthrals

4. just because they have bad amour doesn't mean anything, kroot have worse armor but here still VERY EFFECTIVE!

5. just get some! they are the tau version of assalt Marines and nids >
Are you sure you know what you are talking about?

1) Low squad size=low number of shots

2) If you don't kill all the marines, they will be in rapid-firing range with guns to deny YOUR save.

3)Expensive? They cost as much as the old plasma rifle, I would take a plamsa rifle over the Vespid any day.

4) No JSJ. Sure, they can fly 12", but JSJ is a much better since it proves, over and over, it's better than a 2+ and you have more freedom in mobility.

5)How are they as good as marines and nids in assault?
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Old 03 Jul 2006, 02:40   #7 (permalink)
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They're horrible models. Giant sheet of metal between the toes that doesn't belong there, lots of flash, huge base-insert parts because they decided to cast it all in one piece, my strain leader was poorly filled and his arms and legs snapped off almost as soon as I took him out of the box. The antennae suffer from the same problems Tau aerials do. Lastly they tend to lean forward if you just drop them into a base as-is.
I have to agree that the casting quality of the models is pretty poor. Even after going through mine meticulously, after undercoating them I still noticed some bits of flash here and there. Though I didn't suffer any problems of snapping limbs. The insert parts for the base are indeed massive, i needed to shave the bases to accomodate them, but for the most part I cut away that bar, bended the legs and mounted them on pieces of cork and bent the wings back to make it look like they're in between hops of flight as it were

Despite this, I think the look of the models can grow on you. I haven't used them in a battle yet, but I'm certain they'll be fragile. They'd best be used in a defensive role, flying out and contesting or claiming table quarters in late game. If you like the look of the models and think that they'd benefit your army, get them. If not? Don't bother. I personally wouldn't buy any model I didn't like the look of.
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Fly after your fish of fury and gun down the survivors!
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I have used them to great effects. They kick major but against any army, them plus pathfinders are just sick. They are not a unit to be used alone. You must use another squad to help you depending on the situation.
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