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Old 09 Jul 2004, 14:03   #1 (permalink)
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Default Least favourite unit??

Well, since we've got a favourite unit

thread, I just thought I'd ask the question about what's your least favourite

unit. Most likely it'd be kroot or kroot-related, but it'd be interesting

to hear what you have to say.

If I use the criteria as to which units I take

least, then my least favourite units would have to be the pathfinders. (I never

take krootox, but they're kroot related and I always take at least 1 squad of kroot,

so I'm not counting that).

Don't get me wrong -- I like the

pathfinders, in principle, it's just that I find they're a huge points sink and

my opponents invariably blast the c**p right out of them until they're gone.

So, I get one or maybe two turns out of them. So, for games under 2,000 points, I

basically never take the pathfinders, preferring to take other choices instead.

More bang for my buck.


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Old 09 Jul 2004, 16:54   #2 (permalink)
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No offence but this topic was a waste of time!

Everybody knows kroot are the worst tau unit - carnivores are pathetic at cc when thats

their purpose in tau armies, krootox may have a strong gun but they die easy too and

kroot hound are only useful when kroot win in cc which isn't often!

So

there you have it! Oh and to save anyone the bother of retyping this for your reply just

put 'ditto'!
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 16:58   #3 (permalink)
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i new to tau but i think carnivores ^-

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Old 09 Jul 2004, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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As i said before just put 'ditto'.

lol
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Default Re: Least favourite unit??

Well, yes, but

surely a whole topic with 400 'ditto's will get dull folks? ;D

I

found a use for kroot!

Rather, Turn Signals on A Land Raider did!
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 19:54   #6 (permalink)
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Good comic. ;D

methinks i&#

039;ll print it off and hang it over my paint bench.
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 22:14   #7 (permalink)
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Don't knock the Kroot, I have had units

of marines fall to these guys, admittedly I was being really foolish with them, but it

has happened.
Kroot are not there to kill everyting before them in hth, if you want

to do hth, get a new army. They are there to protect flanks, (have you seen how good they

are at shooting out from woods?), act as accalerators (See Who needs Tactics?) and

generally act disposable. They are cheap, and on the attack are as good as marines,

shooting and hth. Sure, they can't take it as much as other units, but they can do

what they have to, as long as you know what they can do. Add in a Krootox or two and they

are even better. At 7/8 points each, they are not too bad.

Personally I

dislike broadsides.
They are not too bad at shooting, but I find that unless you can

get them in a really good deployment place (please please please exlpain how they got up

on top of that castle tower) they are going to die.
But then again, they are a good

bait unit against smaller armies....

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Old 09 Jul 2004, 23:05   #8 (permalink)
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that's interesting. I agree with you

on the kroot actually, and have found them to be effective in niche roles. Take

them outside those roles, and they do not do well. i found myself nodding when you

were talking about the broadsides, because i've experienced the same kind of thing,

especially in crowded tables. and on those tables, i've always, eventually,

had to move them, which i have found to be annoying.
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Old 11 Jul 2004, 10:34   #9 (permalink)
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A bit off topic but dispensable units would be

gue'vesa (6 points each). But how u guys say u dont get broadsides, it should be

imperial guard players who say they dont like broadside - u dont play IG too do u cos

then it'd make sense! lol
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Old 11 Jul 2004, 19:51   #10 (permalink)
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no. played last night, against an IG

player, and he tried and tried to take down my broadside team, but couldn't.

so yes, he was annoyed with them. but the table was rather broadside friendly, and

generally, i put them "out there" anyway to soak up shooting that could go on

other, more vulnerable units. i've never screened them as i find that

screening's a bit of a weak tactic.

so last night i enjoyed my

broadsides. but there's been many many games where i have not. at all.
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