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Old 14 Feb 2005, 05:19   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, here's an army list for critiquing. I built it to face Deathskull Orks (lootas).

HQ:

Commander Shas’el: Plasma rifle, Missile Pod, Multi-Tracker 85 points

Elite:

XV15 Stealth Team (5): team leader upgrade, hard-wired drone controller, 2 gun drones 177 points

Troops:

Fire Warrior Team (10): Shas’ui upgrade, bonded 120 points
Fire Warrior Team (10): Shas’ui upgrade, bonded 120 points

Points total: 502

I'm planning to use the FW teams as a firebase while my Shas'el hops around in cover taking out the "big" orks (in case my opponent brings mega armor as well) and vehicles (I'm counting on there not being a battlewagon in a 500 point battle...). My stealth team will do what stealth teams do: harass the enemy. They will in fact have several purposes: 1. harass the Ork army (w/ good casualty potential as well) 2. take out any heavy weapon lootas (to protect my precious shas'el) 3. a bonus would be if the gun drones could pin an ork mob.
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 08:53   #2 (permalink)
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to face what youre going against that pretty much the best Idea, but dropping the Drones for another stealth might be a good Idea.
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 14:20   #3 (permalink)
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The drones are a waste of points IMO. Pinning isn't a problem for orks who get to take mob-size checks to avoid them. I think you should opt for more bodies and less upgrades - the extra leadership is not that helpful against a CC oriented foe.

I also wouldn't worry too much about lootas b/c they're a poor choice.... 1/6 of their shots will kill their own members. What I would worry about is a looted basilisk or leman russ which is why most people chose to play Deathskulls in the first place.
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 16:51   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Elyas...a pretty sweet list to get rid of orks, but I have a few grudges against some stuff, however...

HQ:
Commander Shas’el: Plasma rifle, Missile Pod, Multi-Tracker 85 points
Yep...the sweetest commander around! Great Choice! Don't change him one bit!

Elite:
XV15 Stealth Team (5): team leader upgrade, hard-wired drone controller, 2 gun drones 177 points
Errr....yah...lol...sry...you really need to drop the team leader upgrade, HW Drone Cont and the 2 gun drones to save your self 32 much need points...other than that, they're fine (even though I prefer crisis suits, but against orks these guys are the bomb!

Troops:
Fire Warrior Team (10): Shas’ui upgrade, bonded 120 points
Fire Warrior Team (10): Shas’ui upgrade, bonded 120 points
Good team...now with the points you saved from your stealth team you may want to consider making them 11 FW strong each, cause the more the merrier!

The new total is something like 495 or something like that....*mumbles about something about not having a calculator*...Good luck!
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 20:33   #5 (permalink)
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invest the points in another stealth :
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 21:31   #6 (permalink)
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Here's the revised list. I dropped most of the upgrades, which left me w/ 45 points to spend. I didn't want to spend it on another 1 or 2 stealths cuz that woulda put me +/- 15 points from 500 (which is a bit much for such a small game). So I spent it filling out the FW squads instead:

HQ:

Commander Shas’el: Plasma rifle, Missile Pod, Multi-Tracker 85 points

Elite:

XV15 Stealth Team (5): no upgrades 150 points

Troops:

Fire Warrior Team (12): bonded 130 points
Fire Warrior Team (12): bonded 130 points

Points total: 495


My strat will pretty much be the same as w/ the last army. If the ork player decides to take any looted imperial vehicles, I'll just deep strike my stealths and shas'el to take em out from the rear. My only question is: should I take 2 squads of 12 or 3 squads of 8 FW? (Just a note: If I take 3 and bond em, I'll b at 505 points.)
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perfect (although I would have had a stealth and one more FW myself.
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 22:44   #8 (permalink)
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Meh, I have a phobia of odd-numbered FW squads lol.
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lol, I love irrational predjudice
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My strat will pretty much be the same as w/ the last army. If the ork player decides to take any looted imperial vehicles, I'll just deep strike my stealths and shas'el to take em out from the rear. My only question is: should I take 2 squads of 12 or 3 squads of 8 FW? (Just a note: If I take 3 and bond em, I'll b at 505 points.)
Against Orks? Hmmm. Maybe take the 3 squads of 8 FW...just so that you have more mobility and flexability within your army...also don't worry about 505pts...3-6 points over doesn't really cause a problem...
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