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Old 23 Oct 2006, 14:16   #1 (permalink)
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hi there,

i would like to take 3 F/W squads in my 1500 pts army...

how many do you take, and how many in each unit (6,10, 12 ??)
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 14:18   #2 (permalink)
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Always, always take full units, unless they are a carbine support unit, in which case have 6.

I try to take 3 units in 1000pts + games, and my 5000pt army contains 5 full units.
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 14:27   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on whether you are running them mounted, static and how big the game is in my opinion. Some more information would help us to answer your question!

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Old 23 Oct 2006, 14:43   #4 (permalink)
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Depends on whether you are running them mounted, static and how big the game is in my opinion. Some more information would help us to answer your question!

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well game is 1500 pts, whilst as to tactics i am not so sure. what i had in mind was to have one running around in a devil fish shooting specific target according to need and two unleashing hell on appraching troops. hope this helps.
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The Devilfish squad would be the hammer, hence it should be big: 10-12 will do (I run 2x10 myself).

The other 2 squads are there to support simply put, and thus they needn't be too large. Better to spread them out, maybe make 3-4 small squads. 3x6, 3x8, 4x6 would do nicely, depending on how many you intend to get.

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Old 23 Oct 2006, 21:22   #6 (permalink)
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Four units of 12. In total, 48. This covers most of the board and has a serious amount of guns. The main reason for going with this many is because in the pic of the inside of FW's Orca, it has 24 Fire Warriors each.
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 21:35   #7 (permalink)
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Four units of 12. In total, 48. This covers most of the board and has a serious amount of guns. The main reason for going with this many is because in the pic of the inside of FW's Orca, it has 24 Fire Warriors each.
While I haven't used THAT logic before, the numbers are good... ;D >

If on foot, at least 4 squads, fully loaded, covering each other (2 squads able to shoot any where, any time!). If taking some in DF, I might drop down to 2 in fish, one on foot or visa versa.

Firewarriors work on principle of MASSED firepower - don't skimp!

Also depends on your Heavy slot choices. Are you using Broadsides or Hammerheads? I like more FW to screen the Broadsides from infantry. If going more vehicle-based, you can't afford as many in battle (points-wise) except in larger games.
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Old 24 Oct 2006, 10:32   #8 (permalink)
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Also depends on your Heavy slot choices. Are you using Broadsides or Hammerheads? I like more FW to screen the Broadsides from infantry. If going more vehicle-based, you can't afford as many in battle (points-wise) except in larger games.
i m not so convinced on Bsides. i was going to opt for 2 H/Heads. One with Rail and SMS and one with ion and BC.
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At the moment I am using 36 Fire Warriors, 12 Honor Guard, and 40 Kroot in an 1850-point army. But it is not the most well-balanced list I have ever written, and it is very definitely static in play style.
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At 1500pts I use up to 28 FW's (I really should build more of them). But I run one full squad, and 2 8-man squads, one of which is usually mounted in a DF with 4 carbines. I might use more, but their are too many goodies that I've got to paint up first (so close to being done with my Vespids ;D).
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