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Path finders with ION heads rock!!!
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Old 24 Mar 2005, 10:39   #1 (permalink)
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Default Path finders with ION heads rock!!!

I just had a game against Chaos. The guy had 10 man raptor squad joined by his lord they infiltrated aswell.
I got first turn. My path finder squad scored 4 marker light hits. My 3 man crisis squad moved into rapid fire range as he deployed 18 inchess away. 2 of the 3 plasmas beefited from the marker light hits and killed 4 raptors. the other plasma and 6 missle pod shots took out another 2 raps. then my Ion heads x2 used the remaining 2 markerlight hits 6 shots 2's to hit 2s to kill. this left all raptors dead and the lord with only 2 wounds left. Smart Missle systems finished him off.

Conclusion the ability to negate Cover saves is awesome. Therefore pathfinders rock.
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Old 24 Mar 2005, 14:20   #2 (permalink)
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Agree. Tooled-up pfinders can turn the tide in some situations... Unless you're me and the enemy kills them all in their first turn!
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Old 24 Mar 2005, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
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Wait... What the crap are Ion-Heads? HH with Ion gun?
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Old 24 Mar 2005, 16:12   #4 (permalink)
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Yes. Railheads are those with the Railgun.
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Old 24 Mar 2005, 16:15   #5 (permalink)
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Oh... gotcha.
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so your surprised? you had a unit of PF and a unit of crisis and 2 Ionheads, youdidnt expect to kill the whole squad with almost 700pts of dakka? :P

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Old 25 Mar 2005, 14:01   #7 (permalink)
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so your surprised? you had a unit of PF and a unit of crisis and 2 railheads,
(he had 2 ion heads not rail heads) I agree with what dizzy is saying at first it looks impressive but when you look at how much fire 1 squad took that ment that the rest of the army got of 'scot-free' for a turn, Just wondering did you win the game?
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whoops ^-^
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Old 04 Apr 2005, 13:36   #9 (permalink)
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I absolutly Annhilated him. By the end of the turn 3 He had killed one squad of Crisis suits and I had killed his entire force. It was a 2000pt battle.
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IonHeads are definately cool. I think they make the most sense in the "EconoHead" configuration:

Ion Cannon, 2 Burst Cannons, Multitracker, Decoy Launchers for 145 points.

For 145 points you have a AV13 skimmer that can put out NINE shots. Used as a front line "blitzkrieg" type vehicle, it can dish out a LOT of pain and draw a LOT of fire... which is ok on account of it's low cost. In my most recent tournament, there were several situations where I wished for a Target Lock on it, so I might recommend that as well. Run this tank up a flank supported by a full squad of Stealths and a Plasma/Fusion type Commander... and there ain't much you can't rip to shreds.
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