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Old 04 Mar 2008, 16:02   #1 (permalink)
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Default Farsight Bodyguard? Suggestions Welcome.

I know that the "Farsight Bomb" is a viable tactic when creating a farsight enclaves army. However this is not very interesting to me. I would rather not sink a majority of my points into one unit because there won't be much else to play with. My list is suit heavy. I have an El with 2 bodyguards, 2 units of 3 elite XV8s, 3 broadsides, and a unit of XV25s.
My thoughts for the farsight bodyguard is to make a low cost unit of 3 suits to accompany him. All 3 will be armed with a fusion blaster, flame thrower, and shield generator. I have a positional relay on one of the other suits in the army and feel this unit can deep strike effectively. I chose the weapons because farsight will be used to counter vehicles or targets like heavy weapon teams, devastator squads, or other infantry hiding in cover. I think the weapons on the bodyguard will help deal with any of the preferred targets. Let me know what you think of this setup. If you do not like it please feel free to suggest alternatives. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 04 Mar 2008, 16:12   #2 (permalink)
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Mine would have 3-5 suits with plasma rifle, missile pod & 2 shield drones.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 01:01   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Farsight Bodyguard? Suggestions Welcome.

I'm running him with one body guard with a CIB, Burst Cannon and Targeting Array. That way he can take care of hordes that come close to him. I also put the Failsafe Detonator on him in case close combat goes poorly for them. As for the rest of them: Plasma rifles, Missile Pods, Targeting Arrays and Hard-wired Multi-trackers (With some Shield Drones thrown in there for good protection).
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 05:26   #4 (permalink)
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I use two guards with Plasma Rifles, Targeting Arrays and Shield Generators. Just to keep them like farsight.

In honesty, I don't really like your setup. I can see why you've gotten it but a suit can't fire at a vehicle and troops in the same turn.
Perhaps something like:
TwinLinked Fusion Blaster, Targeting Array, Hardwired Target Lock on one of them, and anti horde weapons on the others.
Depending on the opponents (Devastators need different weapons to kill them than guard) A BC/CIB or PR/FB. With Targeting Arrays and Hardwired MultiTrackers.

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Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:34   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice. I guess it would be helpful if I told you about the rest of the army.
The shas el has a cib and pr, his bodyguards have pr,bc,ta,hwmt.
Elite 1: Vre afp,bc,mt; 2 ui bc,mp,mt.
Elite 2: Vre tlmp,bsf,pos relay, 2 ui tlmp,bsf.
Elite 3: 6 stealth 2fb
3 groups of 8 fw with ui and ML
3 groups of 4 drones
3 broadsides with ass
2 sniper teams.
I'm Happy with the rest of the army but stumped on how to equip farsight's boys. Based on your replies I think mixing the suits could be a good option. I like the idea of one vre having tl flamers, shield gen, and failsafe detonator. Another with tl fb, shield gen, Hw target lock.
in keeping with the twin linked theme maybe a third with TL plas shield gen. This way I can take the least effective suits for the situation out as casualties.
As allways your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:35   #6 (permalink)
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is it just me or do flamers on xv8s look good on paper but bad in practice?

if the standard flamer template is 8 inches long, to really get more then one or two models covered youll have to be 6 inches from the target, which means even if you JSJ youre getting charged the next turn.

you noted that the suits were to be used for anti-vehicle, so Id not take flamers anyhow. for anti tank id either

twinlinkFB/SG for up close and personal
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FB/MP/MT for short and long range

thats just me though
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 20:59   #7 (permalink)
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I run 4 bodyguards with Farsight.

x2 with Plasma Rifles, Missile Pods, Shield Gen and Hard-Wired Target Locks.

x2 with Plasma Rifles, Fusion Blasters, Shield Gen and Hard-Wired Target Locks.

in 2000 pt games.

Kind of pricey but has done me proud so far.
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 01:40   #8 (permalink)
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I've started running the following set up:

Farsight
3x Bodyguards with TL Plasma Rifles and Shiled Generators

They work well, as they fit a specific role in my army - going after TEqs. I don't have many other units that can deal with squad(s) of terminators well. I've been using them recently to "counter deepstrike" against Dark Angles.

Hope this helps -
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 08:25   #9 (permalink)
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i made my 3 bodyguards fireknife with 2 shield drones in total
good fire suport and it doesn't cost 700pnt or something

about the flamer i would like to say a single squad of 3 normal crisis with TL flamer and a total of 1 shield drone serve me good every game i play dont cost that much and can lay down a hell of a lot of hurt
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Old 06 Mar 2008, 18:08   #10 (permalink)
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I'm planning to run Farsight with a pair of bodyguards with Plasma, Fusion, Multi-tracker, TA, and two shield drones. They come in at around 110 apiece, with the entire squad at about 400. The unit is deadly at close range where they can obliterate even monstrous creatures reliably. The shield drones are expensive, but they give the unit the ability to suffer a round of heavy weapons fire without losing its firepower.
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