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Old 11 May 2009, 16:09   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, This weekend I went out to my hobby shop and bought a Kroot Shaper Blister Pack for my kroot squad. The store have about 5 of them hanging on the wall, and all 5 had pulse rifles.

I was wondering if the kits are supposed to come with both arms? or if there are 2 different kits floating around... I see on GWs site, they just have one item listed.

Oh well, I got the one with the pulse rifle, but I would like a kroot gun. Is it just random luck to find one pack over the other, and if I order one on line, how do I know which GW will send me...
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Old 11 May 2009, 16:23   #2 (permalink)
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As far as I know there is only 1 model. I actually hadn't noticed this until you pointed it out.

I only got a shaper last week and havn't opedn the blister yet. I'll probably try and convert mine to having a Kroot rifle.
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Hmmm, If you ring them they might be able to get you the one with the Rifle, I believe there are two different models floating around.
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Default Re: Question about the Kroot Shaper Blister Pack

Each blister pack has 1 kroot shaper body and a random gun arm with either a pulse rifle or the kroot gun.

Unless you buy it directly from GW, you will always get a random gun.
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Old 11 May 2009, 17:08   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question about the Kroot Shaper Blister Pack

They actually make two models.

One blister holds Model A with a Tau Pulse Rifle.

Model B holds a nice looking Kroot Rifle.

Even from GW, you get a random weapon, at least here in the states.
Just watch which one you are getting.
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Old 11 May 2009, 17:10   #6 (permalink)
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Ok, that's good to know. It just seemed odd that all the ones at the store had a pulse rifle =/

There are 2 other store around the area that stock GW stuff, I will have to do some hunting I guess.
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Old 11 May 2009, 19:28   #7 (permalink)
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As attractive as it may sound to upgrade the Kroot rifle to a Pulse rifle, I'd steer away from it for all those of you reading this and asking yourself why the guy is unhappy with the rifle blister, because of the following points:

1) Okay, you get +1S and +6'' range, but the former won't turn the tide of battle seeing that the vast majority of the rest of your Kroot unit's shots are S4. And the latter is useless because if your Kroot cannot fire at soemthing and only this guy can...it won't make a difference either.

2) For 2 points more, you get an additional Kroot. In my opinion this outweighs the upgrade to a Pulse rifle as you get 1 extra S4 shot, 2 extra S4 attacks in close combat per player turn and 1 extra body to your unit.

It would've been balanced if the Pulse rifle upgrade has been free, because then the high cost of the upgrade to Shaper would have made more sense. Let's hope GW implements this in the new codex.
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