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Krootox -Are they really that useless or are we misjudging them?
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 03:17   #1 (permalink)
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Default Krootox -Are they really that useless or are we misjudging them?

Guys/Girls i was wondering if the krootox are really that bad, i mean it seems that in almost every thread that involves tactics/army building the krootox are put down.
Is this all true? Or are they not being used to their full potential?



Please help me out.
Aren't the krootox a bit too expensive?
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 03:20   #2 (permalink)
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No, it's not true. Krootox can be very effective given the right circumstances - but a lot of people use Kroot for situations where they are a horrible idea because they negate Kroot special skills.

Certainly I've seen recent army lists than include fully loaded-out Kroot units - maxed-out kroot, hounds and krootox. They bring really nice firepower; the issue is the right utilisation.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 03:32   #3 (permalink)
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Please explain how the krootox can be used and how they can max out their potential.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 22:10   #4 (permalink)
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For one, kroot can shoot out of 12" of woods, so if their more then 6" in they can't be shot. Krootox with their exceptionally long ranged guns make this a unit that the enemy can't ignore.

Krootox also can be used to some extent to soak up wounds. This is really useful in hth when facing an opponent with higher initiative as a kroot ox soaking up some wounds mean more kroot will survive to throw in their attacks, making it more likely to get more kills and hopefully win the combat.

Krootos are also str6, besides maybe farsight, this is as good as it comes for hth ability in the codex. With str6 attacks, you'll be wounding enemy with T4 on a 2+, great for singeing out those SM characters, etc. Genestealers die even faster thanks to their worse armor save.
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Default Re: Krootox -Are they really that useless or are we misjudging them?

Well The way I used my Krootox is as extra support for my firebase.

You see I use 2 kroot squads:

Squad 1) 20 kroot with 12 hounds: they infiltrate and act as counter assault.

Squad 2) 20 kroot and 3 krootox: By placing them along side my fire warriors, I get some extra firepower from the kroot and the krootox gun is nothing to spit at. In effect, it gives me pretty good shooting group with a slightly better range then the fire warrior and who can take care of skimmers or light transport.
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