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Old 05 Apr 2008, 03:31   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trying to decide on which to use

Just wondering what people think about this.
I am trying to decide what units to use out of
A few Fire Warriors with Devilfish (kinda expensive, point wise)
Quite a few Fire Warriors
Stealth suits (which i think are kinda okay)
Pathfinders (which i like, but are a bit to expensive, point wise)
Broadsides (which are really cool but not sure how to utilse them)
Hammerheads (which i like as they kill everything)
Sniper Drone Team (not sure if they are worth it)

Any help?
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 03:36   #2 (permalink)
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I think a few squads of fire warriors with 1 or 2 devilfish transports and a few pathfinders( with markerlights) or marker drones are pretty useful, as the markerlights can effectively increase the fire warriors BS from 3 to 5. Not to mention the devilfish will provide excellent maneuverability to the squads.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 03:39   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the feedback
dont pathfinders already have markerlights though?
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 19:42   #4 (permalink)
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Yes they do

I think he said that to show why they are useful
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 10:11   #5 (permalink)
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Yeh, I think they do, but you can't always have your path finder team following your fire warriors, so it's good to get some individual markerlights of marker drones.
I mean fire warriors with BS5, S5 AP5 stats is just too good to go by.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 17:35   #6 (permalink)
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But if your squad is in a devilfish won't it be a waste of points to have a marker drone as it counts as a heavy weapon. ???
Unless you meant that only the squads without a devilfish have the drone.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 17:54   #7 (permalink)
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You've given quite a large list there, to really help I need to know what army you face and what your playing style is, sit back and shoot (Static) or a fast army with squads transports and lots of skimmers (Mech) or a mix (Hybrid)
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 18:09   #8 (permalink)
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Rules of thumbs:

Don't Bring Devilfish mounted fire warriors unless you can bring 8-10 in each squad, and a minimuim of two squads. You really need the protection and threat of both teams to run an effective mech force. That's a minimuim of 160pts, and morel ikely 180-220pts. What can you get for the same price and effectiveness?

5-6 Stealth Suits. That's 15-18 shots, possibly more acurate and extremely mobile, yet well protected. Infiltration allows them to be reactionary, and deploy where needed.

4 Pathfinders and a Warfish. Sure, the Pathfinders might only have 4 BS3 markerlights, but they only cost 48pts. The Warfish is the balance of their cost, and what's not to love about it? It has firepower, manueverability and durability.

Pathfinders can support the rest of your army quite effectively.
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Old 10 Apr 2008, 22:35   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Trying to decide on which to use

well, i am really using a slighty mechanized hybrid list and will be facing a variety of enemies.
Thanks for the help so far
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Old 11 Apr 2008, 15:04   #10 (permalink)
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Well without knowing what you allready have I would say hammerhead, its faster than a broadside, has a choice of 2 secondary weapons and the railgun but be great at anti tank with solid shot, and anti horde with submunitions.
I also agree with Verg about the pathfinders, they can support your army very well and really make the difference between winning and losing using the markerlights to up BS.
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