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Old 25 Oct 2007, 15:33   #1 (permalink)
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Default Minimum Kroot Squad?

I am new to this forum. I did a search and all I found were kroot army lists. My question is about minimum kroot squads as per the current codex.

If memory serves the squad section of the kroot entry reads: kroot10-20, kroot hounds 6-12, krootox rider 1-3.

So here are my questions:
can i have a squad of kroot hounds, riders, and one shaper?
because i have the shaper do i have to have the min of 10 kroot?

I am just getting into warhammer and some clarification would be awesome.

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Old 25 Oct 2007, 15:56   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Minimum Kroot Squad?

Well, referring to page 37 of the codex, the squad size is 10-20 Kroot, 0-12 Kroot Hounds, and 0-3 Krootox. Then there's the option to take a shaper.

What this means is that, at the bare minimum, you MUST take 10 kroot in the squad. Then you can add 0-12 Kroot Hounds (meaning you can add up to 12, but can add 0 if you wanted), and similarly 0-3 Krootox.

You can upgrade one Kroot to a Kroot Shaper, at the point cost given (the +xx one).

Hope that helps?

It's rather hard to figure out what the rules or restrictions are, just by looking at the army lists here - your best bet is to sit down with the codex itself and have a good read through it! Or at least the army list section.

Something to keep in mind, is that there is a Kroot Mercenary list out there too - the rules can be found here on the GW website: http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/kroot%2Dmercenaries/
- some of the army lists you see here on this forum may have been constructed using that list, rather than the current Tau: Empires codex.
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Well, referring to page 37 of the codex, the squad size is 10-20 Kroot, 0-12 Kroot Hounds, and 0-3 Krootox. Then there's the option to take a shaper.
does the shaper count towards the minimum 10 kroot or do you need 10 kroot carnivores and a shaper or just 9 carnivores and 1 shaper to make ten kroot?

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Old 25 Oct 2007, 17:23   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Minimum Kroot Squad?

yes. the shaper is allowed to contribute towards the amount of troops in the squad BUT you have to pay an extra 21 points for him as well as the points cost of a normal kroot.
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 17:32   #5 (permalink)
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on the subject of kroot, does anybody actually recommend any krootox? they seem pointless to me unless they could be in a squad on their own. missile pods serve the same purpose.

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Old 25 Oct 2007, 17:47   #6 (permalink)
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I like the Krootox, The kroot gun has good range and he can do well in CC aswell as having a powerful gun
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 18:02   #7 (permalink)
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i like the krootox miniature. love it in fact, but i really fell no need to use one thrown into a squad of kroot. its a shame you cant split them IMO.

the extra str and attack is great but if thats what your taking them for though i guess
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 18:07   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Minimum Kroot Squad?

Krootox are not that bad if you are using your Kroot as static support squads for Fire Warriors. But because they take away infiltrate, they make it more difficult to use Kroot in all their other roles.
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 18:09   #9 (permalink)
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I take Krootox in defense games where you just sit back and gun the enemy down as they charge towards you, what Tau do best ;D
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 18:14   #10 (permalink)
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so do you just sit back and shoot with krootox and basically use the kroot as extra wounds for them?

maybe get a few shots with kroot if poss?

i dunno...

i like to infiltrate them lol
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