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Old 13 Feb 2005, 23:17   #1 (permalink)
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This army list is basically an all comers force with a slight bias towards MEQs I am intentionally leaving enough wiggle room so I can make a couple of swaps and fine tune the list depending on who I am facing. In light of this, army specific suggestions would be appreciated. That being said my main opponents are SMurfs, Necrons, Chaos and Guard in about that order. My main concerns are SMurfs with 3 assault squads and the all troops Necron army with a lord with Resurrection Orb. Probably the easiest way to do this is to present a base version and then the squishy (GEQ) and crunchy (MEQ) additions. This will be denoted with B, S and C respectively. So without further ado...

HQ

(B) Shaso- 131 - PR, FB, Shield, HW Multi

Elites

(B) 3 Crisis - 195 - PR, MP, Multi
(B) 3 Crisis - 195 - PR, MP, Multi
(S) 6 Stealth - 180
(C) 3 Crisis - 179 - PR FB Multi

Troops

(B) 20 Kroot - 140
(B) 20 Kroot - 140
(C) 20 Kroot - 140
(B) 12 FW - 215 - 'fish w\ Decoy & Multi
(B) 12 FW - 215 - 'fish w\ Decoy & Multi

Fast Attack

(S) 8 Gundrones - 96

Heavy Support

(B) Hammerhead - 165 - Rail, 2xBC, Decoy, Multi
(S) Hammerhead - 165 - Rail, 2xBC, Decoy, Multi
(S) Hammerhead - 165 - Rail, 2xBC, Decoy, Multi
(C) Hammerhead - 145 - Ion, 2xBC, Decoy, Multi
(C) Hammerhead - 145 - Ion, 2xBC, Decoy, Multi

Points
(S) - 2002
(C) - 2005

So make with the criticism already... let me know if you see any fat that could use trimming and tactical suggestions would also be spiffy.
Thanks in advance for your time and replies.
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Old 13 Feb 2005, 23:25   #2 (permalink)
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that actually looks very good, almost perfect, I'm not a fan of Shas'O's but with the rest of the list you should be fine dropping the shas'o to 'El and Shas'ui'ing the Fish squads would be a good idea though, other than that, DZG stamp of approval.
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Old 13 Feb 2005, 23:46   #3 (permalink)
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Point taken, the drop from 'El to 'O would also put me right at 2000 for the MEQ list and under for the GEQ list. My question on this would be whether the extra LD would be worth it to decrease my chances of taking out artillery/ tanks with the 'El. I generally would agree with you but the fact that I only have one Railhead in my MEQ list makes me want a little extra insurance on the rear armor shots. I know FoF squads running is really pants though, all in all the odds of me missing 3 to hit rolls is a lot less than my odds of missing a morale test. So point conceded, and thanks for the advice. Any tactical comments would be greatly appreciated, now that we seem to have the list squared away. Got anything for me Dizzy?
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Old 13 Feb 2005, 23:55   #4 (permalink)
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Or anyone else?
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 00:02   #5 (permalink)
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MEQ?

GEQ?

???

It all looks pretty solid. I wouldnt' change a thing, given the enemies you're looking to face. I dont' think you'll miss the extra railgun HHs in the "crunchy" list. Ions are the way to go anyhow agaisnt that kind of stuff for "quick dismissal". Sub -munition is pretty good at lopping chuncks out of a Necron collumn though and then he's suddenly left with big gaps and has to move back to conform for WBB rolls.
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M=Marines G=Guard dont know what the rest is though

I'd try to get all the kroot cover, irrespective of where this ends them up , split the HH up and try to FoF w/ a FoF and a Ion HH to disract him from the Rail HH and target assault squads with the Crisis before anything else, anything else as this army seems like it would be most vunerable to assault squads, but with three fireknife teams toasting them doesnt seem like a problem ;D
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 00:07   #7 (permalink)
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MEQ= Marine EQuivalent (Marines, Chaos, Necrons, Sisters)
GEQ= Guard EQuivalent (Guardsmen, Gaunts, Orks, Eldar)
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Ok, this advice i give everyone.
Drop some kroots (not too many, kroots are good), and add some more FW and two Fishes to execute
the FoF (Fish of Fury).
But it actually is a good army to begin with...
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 00:13   #9 (permalink)
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Squads of 17 Kroot: If you lose 4 per turn, you're still above 25%.

Supplement them with hounds and you can remove hounds instead of gun-toters so your shooting from those squads doesn't diminish over the turns.

I thnk you're biggest difficulty will be finding a place for 20 man Kroot squads to hide. (lol)
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nope, the amount of kroot is good and there are adequate FW as they have a HH each to combo-fish with. and 20 man is best as he has all the shooting from the start and more at the start plus there isntmuch to sink the saved points into.
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