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Old 09 Sep 2008, 14:40   #1 (permalink)
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May be an odd question, but what exactly are ethereals meant to do? They donn't seem to be good at anything... no psychic powers.. :P
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 14:43   #2 (permalink)
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Well they are pretty good at using up points that could be spent better else where. Other than being a dedicated point sink I really can't think of a reason to use one.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 14:47   #3 (permalink)
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Mmmm, I agree- I mean I at least expected psychic whotnot, but no- I got I disadvantage if they're killed... >
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 14:49   #4 (permalink)
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our elite xv teams fail their leadership 27% of the time, ethereal reduces this to 7.7%, and never for my XV88s.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 14:51   #5 (permalink)
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If you are privy to this sorta thing, his honor guard Fire Warriors are better shots than normal (albeit with more of a cost), and he will make them fearless. I used to run an ethereal every game and just run him up the field because I was nuts and liked preferred enemy. The morale checks were generally light as most FW were in devilfish ( :-\ Most...).

Another possible use discussed either here or on ATT, can't remember, was to use him t claim objectives with your FW troops, making them marginally better at holding their ground (the fearless part). Of course thats when the marines assault in and make them all mince meat...
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 14:55   #6 (permalink)
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The thing is if you want better shooting FWs just use Markers. Markers also have the added benefit of not causing my whole army to run off the board if they are destroyed.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 15:02   #7 (permalink)
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models that DONT take the morale checks dont get perferred enemy i think.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 15:37   #8 (permalink)
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models that DONT take the morale checks dont get perferred enemy i think.
Thats in combat... you want combat to be as short as possible so you can empty your guns again...

Also, I think sau1us's point about honour guard is good, but I feel that is not enough to balence out the bad...
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 15:58   #9 (permalink)
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i used to put mine in a unit of broadside sothat they don't run off the table when one dies, but with the new rules it's not worth it
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 16:27   #10 (permalink)
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@Ghost_maker.. Why do you think it's not worth it in the new rules...

@the rest of you... I've just read the entry for ethreals, I mistook 50 points for 150. If you add 40 points for a shield drone and an honour blade, it's only 90 points...
I thikn thats worth it for what it does... However, I still don't like them, as if you give him honour guard, you don't really want to charge into combat- where the ethreal exccels.
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