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Old 12 Dec 2004, 10:40   #1 (permalink)
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In a 1500pts army and 2000pts army, would you say that every fire warrior squad needs a fish, half?
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not at all, FWs can be used efficiently when they form a firebase with units like broadsides so there DevilFishes uses would be minimal, although if you want the FWs to be mobile then it is highly recommended...
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So what about you personally?
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ahh im a bad example see i play a battlesuit ready Farsight army in which i have one Devilfish for one squad of FWs whilst having another and a human auxiliarie squad maintaining the firebase with the broadsides...

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Ideally about 8 'fishes, 6 12 man FW squads and 2 Pathfinder squads with 8 men and 4 drones then thats it (expensive though)
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In addition to that what upgrades would you give the 'fish, i was thinking of a multitrakcer and decoy launchers making one cost 95 pts.....
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Ideally about 8 'fishes, 6 12 man FW squads and 2 Pathfinder squads with 8 men and 4 drones then thats it (expensive though)
8 Devilfishes in a 1500 point army.... i dont think so...

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In addition to that what upgrades would you give the 'fish, i was thinking of a multitrakcer and decoy launchers making one cost 95 pts.....
multitracker? it only has one weapon as he pulse carbines fire independently so thats pointless, decoy launchers are very useful and worthwhile having... so it should cost you 85 pts... i'd make sure you dont go over the top with upgrades as they can become quite costly...
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fair enough, i guess if i wanted more weapons i could just stick seeker missiles on them.....
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fair enough, i guess if i wanted more weapons i could just stick seeker missiles on them.....
you do realise seekers also fire independently and dont need a multitracker, and another thing, you said seekers but if you have more than one devilfish / hammerhead i recommend placing one or two at max on each, certainly not the highest possible (4) as you could lose all 4 without using them...
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lol, i meant only 1 of course! Also i know that seekers fire indepentendly, thats why i wouldnt need a multitracker...the only problem is finding points to get some pathfinders to fire the markerlights...i doubt markerlights would work with fire warriors in a mech tau army and also stealth teams need to be on the move to get themselves into range then out again and back into cover.
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