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Old 08 Dec 2007, 23:34   #1 (permalink)
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Default Against Nids.

what would be more useful?

a 7 man kroot squad or XV8 with 1 Mp 1 PR TL
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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You can't have a 7 man kroot squad....
Is the TL for "Target Lock" or "Twin Linked"? No matter what the TL is for, it's not a good combo as you're only using one weapon at a time. Either replace the target lock with a multi tracker and you'll be able to shoot both weapons, or if its a twin linked plasma then ditch the missle pod and give the suit a targeting array or (if you're a little crazy) a flamer for when things get tight.

Against swarms, I'd rather take something with a high rate of fire.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 02:05   #3 (permalink)
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As Waters said, you want quantity of fire over quality. Burst Cannons, CIB, ABF, Flamer and etc are your best choices.

Unless you're fighting Nidzilla, in which case you need Railguns, Plasma Rifles, and Fusion Blasters to get through the armor.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 02:09   #4 (permalink)
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As Waters said, you want quantity of fire over quality. Burst Cannons, CIB, ABF, Flamer and etc are your best choices.

Unless you're fighting Nidzilla, in which case you need Railguns, Plasma Rifles, and Fusion Blasters to get through the armor.
seconded use burst cannons and missle pods.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 02:55   #5 (permalink)
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ok thank you all for your advice, i'm gonna go Multi Trackers, and twin linked Burst Cannons and Missle Pods. and i meant hounds, not kroot cuz kroot have to be 10-20.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 02:58   #6 (permalink)
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However, you still need to run a squad of kroot to run the hounds.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 03:17   #7 (permalink)
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so this is what I've got...

- Elites 150 points:
XV8 + Twin Linked Missle Pods + Multi Tracker
XV8 + Twin Linked Burst Cannons + Multi Tracker
XV8 + Missile Pod + Burst Cannon+ Multi Tracker

Troops- 347 points:
Fire Warriors x 12
DevilFish + Decoy Launchers + Flechette Discharger
Gun Drones x 11 two groups 5 and 6 each.

Total 497

what do you guys think?
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 03:31   #8 (permalink)
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You need two troops choices and an HQ choice. As it is, you only have one troop (gun drones are fast attack) You could split the firewarriors into two units, or just get another unit of them, or use kroot- you just need another unit.

As for the crisis suits, multi trackers are only useful when you have more than one weapon. Also, how exactly does an XV8 get a pulse rifle? pulse rifles are an infantry weapon, not a suit weapon.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 03:32   #9 (permalink)
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i'm playing a 500 point Combat Patrol. my friends took CP and are using 500 instead of 400. 2 of them use Nids 1 SM. and yeah i didn't mean the rifles. i was reading something and mis typed. i'm gonna edit it. i had 1 missile pod and 1 cannon on the third XV8, should i do that or plasma rifle?
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 03:40   #10 (permalink)
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so this is what I've got...

- Elites 150 points:
XV8 + Twin Linked Missle Pods + Multi Tracker
XV8 + Twin Linked Burst Cannons + Multi Tracker
XV8 + Twin Linked Pulse Rifles+ Multi Tracker
The multitrackers are wasted points here. For firing purposes, a twinlinked weapon counts as one, not two. You only need a multitracker to fire two different weapons. You should either replace the MT with a support system, or take two different weapons for the multitracker. Burst Cannon, Flamer, Multi-tracker could work, or Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster, Multitracker. You could also upgrade one suit per team to a team leader, who can take a hard-wired multiracker (doesn't require a slot) and give him two weapons and a targeting array with the MT.
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Troops- 347 points:
Fire Warriors x 12
DevilFish + Decoy Launchers + Flechette Discharger
Gun Drones x 11 two groups 5 and 6 each.
Total 497

what do you guys think?
That's OK, although I highly recommend the vehicle multitracker as it lets you shoot while moving fast enough to only receive glancing hits. Gun drones are technically Fast Attack, but that's only a record-keeping problem.
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