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"FoF kroot assault" ROCKS
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 03:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default "FoF kroot assault" ROCKS

I'm not going to go into detail here, because I don't want this to be a battle report. I want to share with everyone a tactic, not a battle.

The battle that this tactic was tested in was 1000 points vs orks/DE. (necrons were on my side as well, but had nothing to do with my side of the table.)

my list was as follows;

shas'el fireknife

2 squads of 12 fw's with shas'ui in fishes with decoy

2 squads of 20 kroot

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the enemy had a massive mob of sluggas backed up by a raider, 4 jetbikes, and 2 squads of DE with dark lances.

I had my army deployed opposite with the "FoF kroot assault" in mind.

The FoF kroot assault (or just kroot FoF) has the kroot deployed in cover, with the fishes behind. The orks advanced and were hit by the 40 kroot shots, lost quite a few boys but those were a drop in the bucket really.
The orks moved forward and rapid fired, killled 3 kroot. the 37 kroot moved foward, along with the devilfishes which deployed the fw's. The fw's blasted the ork mobs until only 20 or so were left. The init. 3 kroot struck before the orks on the charge, and wiped them from the table in one turn.

needless to say, I wiped the rest of the enemy (including GROTESQUES) from the table with minimal casualties after that.

Tell me;

do you think that this strategy would work again? should it be taken in 1000 pt games, or 1500+? Did I just get lucky? Or is this the best thing since FoF?
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 04:05   #2 (permalink)
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Against anything with I4 that wouldn't work at all. But yeah, against I2 or I3, it's awesome!

Congrats on the win!
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I got a question about Grotesques cause you brought them up. My friend plays dark eldar, but dosent have thier codex. Yeah. Well he used to have it. Anyways, he said that Grotesques cant be wounded by a str 4 or 5 weapon. It has to be 6. Is that true? Does it apply to shooting, assult or both?

Anyways, as for the Kroot Fof. Sounds very interesting. Might have to give it a run.
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yeah, having hounds is a good way though so many hounds strike symulteneously with the marines and remove the hounds as casualties giving the Kroot all their attacks.

kudos on the win though.
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I got a question about Grotesques cause you brought them up. My friend plays dark eldar, but dosent have thier codex. Yeah. Well he used to have it. Anyways, he said that Grotesques cant be wounded by a str 4 or 5 weapon. It has to be 6. Is that true? Does it apply to shooting, assult or both?
It only applies to shooting attacks - it takes a St 6 weapon to wound them. It's a non-standard version of "Feel no pain" which the 4th edition was supposed to standardize but then GW decided to start FAQ exceptions. > Of course they couldn't do that with tau drones though... :
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Just give it a try, see how it works. Dizzy's idea is great with the hounds.... to bad I don't have any.
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dizzy, on your idea with the hounds, #1, could you take 20 kroot and then take 8 kroot hound, or would it have to be 12 kroot and 8 kroot hound? #2 how many kroot and hounds would you normally take for this strategy?
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you can take 20 then 8 yes, I normally take 16 kroot and four hounds because the kroot box is 16 and 4 houds is a nice convenient 2 blisters
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