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Old 22 Feb 2008, 08:16   #1 (permalink)
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i was just wondering, how many fire warriors need to be in an honour guard, cuz ive got a squad of 10, but i was plannin to use 4 of em for an honour guard, but i dont know the minimum for one!
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 08:29   #2 (permalink)
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same rules as a fire warrior squad, plus 2 points per firewarrior.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 08:48   #3 (permalink)
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That +1 BS is soo good, you have to max out the squad for sure.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 08:59   #4 (permalink)
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not bad, but watch out, so far, they always get targeted in my games.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 11:39   #5 (permalink)
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i was just wondering, how many fire warriors need to be in an honour guard, cuz ive got a squad of 10, but i was plannin to use 4 of em for an honour guard, but i dont know the minimum for one!
Well, it does say that the squad is treated as a normal FW squad in all respects, aside from protecting the ethereal, and having the better BS.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 13:15   #6 (permalink)
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Personally I never take a Tau army without an Ethereal, and I never take an Ethereal without a full 12 man Honour Guard Squad with no other upgrades. My opponents usually have more important things to target, so I get a massive benefit from the Honour Guard.

Minimum is 6, btw.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 13:19   #7 (permalink)
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How do Ethereal Shield drones work with regards to the honour guard. Can I choose to take the wounds on them?

Apologies for thread hijacking.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 13:36   #8 (permalink)
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You have to remember the majority armour save rules!

If taking Shield Drones in an Ethereal/Honour Guard Squad it would pay to give them to the Shas'ui because they get the same armour save and can be removed before you have to take off those valuable Honour Guard models. If they accompany the Ethereal then they adopt his armour save and so are going to be in the minority...
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 13:43   #9 (permalink)
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You have to remember the majority armour save rules!

If taking Shield Drones in an Ethereal/Honour Guard Squad it would pay to give them to the Shas'ui because they get the same armour save and can be removed before you have to take off those valuable Honour Guard models. If they accompany the Ethereal then they adopt his armour save and so are going to be in the minority...
Top man thanks for that. I'll give them to the Shas Ui. That extra level of protection should be handy for the unit.
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You have to remember the majority armour save rules!

If taking Shield Drones in an Ethereal/Honour Guard Squad it would pay to give them to the Shas'ui because they get the same armour save and can be removed before you have to take off those valuable Honour Guard models. If they accompany the Ethereal then they adopt his armour save and so are going to be in the minority...
gun drones for the win.

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