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Are kroot even worth it if I am mostly playing against space marines or CSM?
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Old 06 Jun 2005, 20:52   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are kroot even worth it if I am mostly playing against space marines or CSM?

No save kinda hurts them. Putting a shaper in for the +6 save isn't so hot either in my opinion. Are they worth the points to have an infiltrating meat shield? Maybe I should just keep them back near a couple groups of warriors in case anyone gets close. Am I even playing Tau right if someone gets close where I need to rely on Kroot to save them? Any die hard kroot lovers want to help me out here? ???

I don't know if this should be in army lists or not, I think it should because I am debating whether or not to keep kroot in my list which is posted already.
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Old 06 Jun 2005, 21:13   #2 (permalink)
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i use them they work great i keep them in cover i dont assault unless i have to like if a sqaud of pathfinders are in CC i counter charge with kroot
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Old 06 Jun 2005, 21:56   #3 (permalink)
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If there are trees on the table, Kroot are better shooters than Firewarriors. If there aren't trees (or other 4+ cover), they lose a lot of their shiny-ness.
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 01:36   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are kroot even worth it if I am mostly playing against space marines or CSM?

Please do not double post. Also this topic should belong in the Tau Section and has been done many times, please look at these threads:

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=7591.0
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=7779.0
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=2718.0
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=963.0
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=1706.0
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=1011.0

...the list is endless! Enjoy! ;D
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 11:43   #5 (permalink)
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For god sake stop insulting the kroot.

for 180 points you get 60 S 4 Ws 4 and a 6+ save. Thats just as good as orks but with Ld 8. They don't suck they just don't work like tau.
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 12:38   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are kroot even worth it if I am mostly playing against space marines or CSM?

Kroot are one of the most important pieces in my army. Kroot provide a great meat shield for your fire warriors. Also they can infilitrate and do great in forested maps. Kroot are perfect to play with a full sqaud of warriors. Hounds and ox take up Fast Attack and Heavy Support slots so i don't use them. Kroot are also good to keep sqauds busy, especially for SM tactical sqauds. If you get them into melee, you give your FW's more time to focus on other sqauds and buy time for them to get in range.

In conclusion, Kroot rock and put them in your army, no matter what race your playing.
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 19:25   #7 (permalink)
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For god sake stop insulting the kroot.

for 180 points you get 60 S 4 Ws 4 and a 6+ save.* Thats just as good as orks but with Ld 8.* They don't suck they just don't work like tau.
Actually for 140!

I love em. Cheap, effecint, and the ONLY decent CC tau has to offer!
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 19:30   #8 (permalink)
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no its 180 due to the fact he said 6+ save. The ones with no save cost 7 a piece.

High leadership troops are practically unaffected by meatshields .
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 19:32   #9 (permalink)
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Whoops, I was thinkin about the 20 kroot alone!

Thats all I ever take. The shaper is never worth it to me!
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 19:46   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, the shaper both costs too much in points and in cash!

*throws him off a cliff*
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