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Old 17 Sep 2008, 16:36   #1 (permalink)
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How many troops choices (and how many models in them) do you think will do well in a battlesuit heavy (9 XV8's, commander and 2 bodyguards at 1500pts) army...


My current troops choices in my 1500pts battlesuit army stand as this..

1: 6 fire warriors. =60pts.

2: 6 fire warriors. =60pts.

3: 6 fire warriors with shas'ui leader, markerlight and bonding knife =85pts

4: 12 kroot warriors. =84pts

5: 6 fire warriors and devilfish with disruption pod, multi- tracker and targetting array. =160pts

I originally had these, but the fire wariors were 12 in the devilfish and the 12 with the markerlight separate.

Could you please tell me if this is suitable for 5th edition.

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Old 17 Sep 2008, 16:46   #2 (permalink)
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Personally, I would go with 3 teams of 8 instead of 4 teams of 6, if for no other reason than to make better use of the Marker. That gives you a total of 4 troop choices which is a pretty standard number now.
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Thanks, I hadn't thought of that really...

I really need to add a target lock to my Fire warrior squad though as the unit that fired the markerlight can't benefit from the markerlight... can they?
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 17:27   #4 (permalink)
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Nope, it would have to be networked for them to benifit, so the ability to split fire would be a plus.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 21:22   #5 (permalink)
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Personally, I would go with 3 teams of 8 instead of 4 teams of 6, if for no other reason than to make better use of the Marker. That gives you a total of 4 troop choices which is a pretty standard number now.
Sounds good as well.

You may even try to add more FW if you find your suits being taking out too soon.
This will make you FW units more dangerous and your opponent may go after them first, which is what I think you want. This leaves your suits with more flexability.

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Old 18 Sep 2008, 17:53   #6 (permalink)
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My actual army includes..

Ethreal.
Shas'el commander.
2 Bodyguards.
3 XV8's
3 XV8's
6 XV25's
8 Fire warriors.
8 Fire warriors.
8 Fire warriors with devilfish.
12 Kroot.
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My actual army includes..

Ethreal.
Shas'el commander.
2 Bodyguards.
3 XV8's
3 XV8's
6 XV25's
8 Fire warriors.
8 Fire warriors.
8 Fire warriors with devilfish.
12 Kroot.
Hammerhead (railhead)
I was talking in terms of future purchases for your army. One box of FW and you can beef up all three units.

Good Luck on your army.
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Thanks- good idea
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