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Old 20 Jun 2007, 20:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I add Kroot?

I am Sorry for being inspecific in me earlier version of this thread, My army is mainly mechanized, suits and tanks, But over all I was more asking If The KROOT are useful in any tau army
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Old 20 Jun 2007, 21:03   #2 (permalink)
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Do you play staic ? hybrid ? or mech.
I can see kroot having its place in both static and hybrid but they don`t go good alongside with mech.
If you play on tables with at least one piece of forest terrain they become quite good firebase.
They are capable of CC but nothing more , their CC ability is very situational.
Denying good inflitration positions to your opponent using minimized kroot squads is also tempting tactics.
Personally I don`t use them as they don`t fit MY playstyle but it all boils down what do you want from them and how they will fit with rest of your army.
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Old 20 Jun 2007, 21:05   #3 (permalink)
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A bit more information about the REST of your army (i.e. the part which, right now, doesn`t consist of Kroot) would be helpful - i.e. what kind of Tau do you play? Mech? Static? Hybrid?

But... yes. Kroot are worth it, and even my Mech force is right now never leaving home without at least one 10 strong Kroot unit. They are VERY good at keeping infiltrating enemies at bay.
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Old 20 Jun 2007, 23:36   #4 (permalink)
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I took Kroot even though I thought they were gross, but they are good! For 7 pts you get a BS3 bolter WITH infiltrate and etc, etc...The debate about Kroot is really old, it could go on forever, but yes, it depends what your army is like. Your common opponents too, Kroot suck against Necron. On the other hand, I had 7 Kroot kill two pimped-out Guard squads.
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 17:02   #5 (permalink)
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When you make this sort of thread, it helps to outline what you already have and how you plan on using your army. It also helps to state your question fully in the title of the thread? Having to enter the thread to find out what someone is actually asking is a little annoying.
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 17:13   #6 (permalink)
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Yes. They are great, cheap, and effective. They are bad against most Necrons, but excell at killing scarbs; the bane of my broadsides. 3's to hit and wound.

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Old 21 Jun 2007, 17:18   #7 (permalink)
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I recommend them. But you have to tell us what type of army do you use for further advise!
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 18:47   #8 (permalink)
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Sorry for earlier, I had little sleep and Was assuming you guys where on the same page as me, i changed the first post
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 19:03   #9 (permalink)
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Whenever I play my freind Johnny's Sa'cea, his Kroot always died. Usually to Heavy Bolters. After a few games in which they continued to fail miserably, he just stopped using them. So in my experience, Kroot haven't been much use, although maybe if played well they could be useful.
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 21:09   #10 (permalink)
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Whenever I play my freind Johnny's Sa'cea, his Kroot always died. Usually to Heavy Bolters. After a few games in which they continued to fail miserably, he just stopped using them. So in my experience, Kroot haven't been much use, although maybe if played well they could be useful.
That is suicide. Poor Kroots. :P
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