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Old 21 Nov 2008, 19:15   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fun anti-horde Farsight bodyguard load-out.

Tried this against orks the other day, was very pleased with the results.

Commander Farsight
1st and 2nd Shas'vre: Twin-linked flamers, burst cannons, HWMT, DC + 4 gun drones.
3rd Shas'vre: Twin-linked flamers and AFB, HWMT, DC + 2 drones

It's pretty nice watching that group take out an entire 30 man squad of orks in one shooting phase.
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Tried this against orks the other day, was very pleased with the results.

Commander Farsight
1st and 2nd Shas'vre: Twin-linked flamers, burst cannons, HWMT, DC + 4 gun drones.
3rd Shas'vre: Twin-linked flamers and AFB, HWMT, DC + 2 drones

It's pretty nice watching that group take out an entire 30 man squad of orks in one shooting phase.
I'm totally with you on this. I just differ on the addition of a weapon as the third hardpoint. I usually prefer using a shield generator as a third hardpoint. But it works splendidly against hordes. I actually took a similar configuration using a regular Shas'O and not Farsight. I used them to completely wipe out a unit of 30 orks. Then I got charged by another horde of 30 ork boys and I actually WON close combat and only lost 2 shield drones in the process.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 05:41   #3 (permalink)
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Tried this against orks the other day, was very pleased with the results.

Commander Farsight
1st and 2nd Shas'vre: Twin-linked flamers, burst cannons, HWMT, DC + 4 gun drones.
3rd Shas'vre: Twin-linked flamers and AFB, HWMT, DC + 2 drones

It's pretty nice watching that group take out an entire 30 man squad of orks in one shooting phase.
I'm totally with you on this. I just differ on the addition of a weapon as the third hardpoint. I usually prefer using a shield generator as a third hardpoint. But it works splendidly against hordes. I actually took a similar configuration using a regular Shas'O and not Farsight. I used them to completely wipe out a unit of 30 orks. Then I got charged by another horde of 30 ork boys and I actually WON close combat and only lost 2 shield drones in the process.
Beautiful.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 06:15   #4 (permalink)
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I was as shocked as my opponent. Basically the unit configuration worked out like this if you wanna know the specifics.

Shas'O - Flamer, Frag Projector, Shield Gen, HW Multi-tracker, 2x shield drones, bondin knife, Iridium Armor, Stim Injector

Shas'Vre - Twin-linked Flamer, Shield Generator, Target Lock, 2x Shield drones

Shas'Vre - Twin-linked Flamer, Shield Generator, Target Lock

The awesome thing about this configuration is that the commander gets a 2+ armor save and feel no pain. He's also got a 4+ invuln and 2 shield drones that share his 2+ armor save. Also, since 1 of the body guards has a drone controller and the other doesn't they count as being armed differently for the sake of wound allocation.

So basically I was able to split up all of the wounds to several different groups and in the end all I lost from his RIDICULOUS number of attacks was a couple of shield drones. It was absolutely insane!

This unit also works RIDICULOUSLY well against Eldar also. Give it a shot.

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Old 22 Nov 2008, 17:49   #5 (permalink)
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I was as shocked as my opponent. Basically the unit configuration worked out like this if you wanna know the specifics.

Shas'O - Flamer, Frag Projector, Shield Gen, HW Multi-tracker, 2x shield drones, bondin knife, Iridium Armor, Stim Injector

Shas'Vre - Twin-linked Flamer, Shield Generator, Target Lock, 2x Shield drones

Shas'Vre - Twin-linked Flamer, Shield Generator, Target Lock

The awesome thing about this configuration is that the commander gets a 2+ armor save and feel no pain. He's also got a 4+ invuln and 2 shield drones that share his 2+ armor save. Also, since 1 of the body guards has a drone controller and the other doesn't they count as being armed differently for the sake of wound allocation.

So basically I was able to split up all of the wounds to several different groups and in the end all I lost from his RIDICULOUS number of attacks was a couple of shield drones. It was absolutely insane!

This unit also works RIDICULOUSLY well against Eldar also. Give it a shot.
I will, that sounds like a ridiculously resilient unit.
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Go TL Flamers and plasma rifle for a close quarter Marine killer too.
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