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Old 18 Feb 2009, 18:11   #1 (permalink)
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Default Knarlocs - Does anyone use them?

So I figured out my tax return, and it is really nice...

Long story short, I am going to 'invest' in some Forge World models for my Tau. I have decided I would really like some Knarlocs as I have always loved the models. The only thing I can't decide on is if they are going to be worth the money and be useful in a game.

I am going to either put my money towards 6 Knarloc Riders or 2 Greater Knarlocs. Aureus, who has seen my lists and such say that it is too fast for the Greater. His suggestion was to opt towards the Riders as they are fast and would much better suit my lists.

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Old 19 Feb 2009, 00:00   #2 (permalink)
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I have used both Greater Knarlocs anf Knarloc Riders and much prefer Greater Knarlocs, for the pts value of three KR you can get two GK!

I found the KR were too weak and not good enough in CC and the cavalry rules make them little better than infantry.

The GK is a different kettle of fish with a toughness of 5 it is unlikely to suffer Instant Death and its CC capability is the best the Tau have.

Combine a couple of GW with a unit of Kroot and you have a unit capable of taking out most things in CC.

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Old 19 Feb 2009, 06:31   #3 (permalink)
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Is the GK a Monsterous Creature? And I heard it only has 3 attacks at Init 3.
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Despite its size, it is not a Monstrous Creature, and is, in fact, infantry.

So while they don't (always) ignore armor saves, you CAN fit 12 of 'em in a Devilfish... RAW.

Note: Don't ever actually try to pull that, unless you want to be Dreadsocked repeatedly.
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hahhaah oh god that happens right away.

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Old 19 Feb 2009, 09:49   #6 (permalink)
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Is the GK a Monsterous Creature? And I heard it only has 3 attacks at Init 3.
I think it is 4 or 5 str 6 attacks and they are 'rending', I will have to have a look in my book when I get to work.

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Old 19 Feb 2009, 12:50   #7 (permalink)
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Nope, definitely S3 @ I3, although they do have 5 wounds. I don't know...the more I start thinking about it I don't know anymore. The models are downright amazing for both...hmm. Maybe I should think about some of the ships like the Orca or something...

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Old 19 Feb 2009, 14:07   #8 (permalink)
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I would have to go for Great Knarlocs, just for the fantastic "oops" rule they have in Imperial Armor: Taros. Basically, the great knarloc (which is actually a fairly stupid and docile creature normally) is being herded toward the enemy by kroot with cattle prods, and it's pretty pissed off about the whole thing! If you ever roll more 1's than 6's in close combat (or something like that) it gets confused and eats one of the kroot!


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Old 19 Feb 2009, 18:09   #9 (permalink)
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Great Knarlocs are cheaper althogether as you don't need Taros rulebook (52 isn't it?) only the Apocalypse book (30). But i suppose it doesn't matter if you allready have them. Great knarlocs are like bike bity harlequins but for the kroot and have high toughness
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Old 19 Feb 2009, 21:47   #10 (permalink)
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Nope, definitely S3 @ I3, although they do have 5 wounds. I don't know...the more I start thinking about it I don't know anymore. The models are downright amazing for both...hmm. Maybe I should think about some of the ships like the Orca or something...

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Just checked and they have three strength six attacks which are rending.

Am I right in thinking that rending isn't as good in 5th Edition?

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