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Kroot Save, does anyone ever bother with it?
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 10:56   #1 (permalink)
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Right, I used my kroot as an outflanking force on monday, brought them in and assaulted a devastator squad. My opponent was surprised I hadn't bought them a save...something I've always considered pointless. I'm not going to pay for a 6+ save, it's a waste...but it got me wondering if anyone out there buys it and if it ever makes a difference.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 11:12   #2 (permalink)
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What are kroot?

I never use the little bird/lizardmen whatever they are, but if i did, well you'll have a better cover save most of the time.... so Its basically worthless, its like taking points and throwing them away
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 11:16   #3 (permalink)
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In the 3rd Edition Codex, the 6+ save actually made sense - since you bought Ld8 with it. Nowadays, it is just a save, and nearly completely useless.

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Old 22 Apr 2009, 11:43   #4 (permalink)
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Your missing the point tho, if you DO have the spare points, it DOES give you a save, which even at 6 is better than nothing, you never know, it might just save your hide! ofc, there are probs better things to spend the points on I agree..
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 11:46   #5 (permalink)
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It's what I thought, the save made sense when we got a LD boost too, but now its just 20pts on a full squad which could be used to buy a few more upgrades for hammerheads or something else useful. Maybe with the new guard book out it might be worth a look at, you'll get that 6+ save against their lasguns, might be alright then, but thats only really against guard.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 11:48   #6 (permalink)
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is it an invulnerable save? cant remember from memory. If so its defo worth considering it more, but if its not, a lot of armies will have ap on their normal troops to be able to to make it pointless.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 12:00   #7 (permalink)
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Nope, it's an armor save. Pg. 37.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Oh it's just a normal save, maning that it'll only really be useful against lasguns...
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 12:15   #9 (permalink)
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I almost thought it might be usefull in combat with enemies who didn't have power weapons, but in a twenty man kroot squad, if everymodel got hit in the combat it might earn its points back saving about 3.33 kroot.
But with those twenty points i could just buy 4 freaking hounds which woould be infinitely more useful than a 1 in 6 chance of saving a 7 point model.
Also there is the high point cost of the shaper you'd need to buy the upgrade in the first place...

It just never seemed cost effective to me in the slightest
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 12:50   #10 (permalink)
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No it seems a little pointless now in retrospect.
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