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Is there such a thing as too much FW's
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 22:33   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is there such a thing as too much FW's

The reason i bring this topic up is because in my apocolypse army i have
  • 144 FW's
  • 4 squads of 16 kroot, a kroot shaper in each, 4 kroot hounds in each, 1 krootox in each
  • 2 barracudas
  • 1 tiger shark
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  • 6 squads of 6 Gun Drones
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  • 18 Stealth Suits
  • and 5 Broadsides

and that is about it. My problem is that noone really wants to fight against me because of the amount of FW's i have in my army. But in my 1500 pts army i have 100 fire warriors and noone makes a fuss about that and yet they make a fuss about an extra 44 FW's and it is in Apocolypse so you have templates that can take out about 3 squads in one shot. I dont understand why. Well the reason why i am asking your opinions is because everyone in my shop that i ask, why they put up a fuss about fighting me, there answers are all the same "Because you have too many FW's". SO i wanted to ask you is, in your opinion, there can be such a thing as too many fire warriors?
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 22:53   #2 (permalink)
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But in my 1500 pts army i have 100 fire warriors and noone makes a fuss about that [...]
How is this possible? 100 FW is squads of 12 gives you 8.3 squads (2(1) more then the max 6 troops permissible...7 if you have 1 ethereal with a full honor guard.)

I don't really see what the fuss would be other then moving 144 FW takes a pretty long time.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 23:23   #3 (permalink)
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That is a very good question. The most I can come up with is 84; 72 as troops and 12 as an Ethreals bodyguard. If we count pathfinders though two squads of 8 would get to the 100 mark.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 23:39   #4 (permalink)
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Personally, I feel 13 is too many. I never bring more than the obligatory 1 squad. In fact, I just traded my 2nd squad (which I never used) to Bill!
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 23:43   #5 (permalink)
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Well lets see I have:

50 Firewarriors and 6 Pathfinders, though I usually use around 30 Firewarriors. They are an excelent troops unit. Gue'vesa and Kroot are nice but I really love using my Firewarriors, but I also don't need a hundred of them.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 23:50   #6 (permalink)
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That is a very good question. The most I can come up with is 84; 72 as troops and 12 as an Ethreals bodyguard. If we count pathfinders though two squads of 8 would get to the 100 mark.
Ok if you count your pathfinder as Fire warriors I guess 100 is possible.

Personally, I have 36 FW and 10 pathfinder(7 reg, 1 shas'ui and 2 rail rifle)...but I usually just field 12 or 24, 1 or 2 squads of kroot and my Gue'vesa.
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 02:15   #7 (permalink)
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That's odd, because I do just the opposite with 100 Kroot at 1500 (700 points base). I wouldn't say that maxing out your troops choices in average battles is too much.

And yes, it is illegal to field 100 Fire Warriors, but if you are fielding 100 Tau infantry in total I don't see a problem.
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 12:57   #8 (permalink)
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Holy Shit! I thought I was fielding alot of FWs with my 36!
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 13:34   #9 (permalink)
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I Have 36+7 fire warriors, but never use all of them, for I usually use 20-30 in a game. To be honest,I always think that 20 is quite a lot, and 30 is just too much. I guess I was wrong when I see all your fire warriors.
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I typically field 36 fire warriors, in mounted teams of 12, with my full army containing another 24 on foot.....

I have 36 in 1500 point games. I love the little buggers.
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