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Old 10 Jun 2005, 21:53   #1 (permalink)
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Does the Kroot Mercenary Army List provide an unfair advantage to Eldar, Dark Eldar, Ork, and Imperial Guard?

The new Kroot Army List basicly gives those said armys, an extra 11 units to choose from!

How much unbalancing this can cause isnt easy to figure out.

To tell the truth, Most of these units arent easy to field. Not from their cost, which, isnt much. But, that generally, they all have to be converted models.

The best Kroot unit, in my opinion, happens to be the Knarloc mounted Snipers. For about 200 points, you get 10 Kroot snipers, on cavalary mounts, with lots of sneaking / infiltrating abilitys.

However, to use this unit, you have to make it! The Forgeworld models are both, way to expensive, and... to large!

Dark Eldar vehicle rush's become easier, when you take advantage of cheap, affordable infiltrating kroot.

Same for Ork Speed Freaks. Use a handful of Vulture Kroot to deep strike. Sure, they will get cut to peices, but they will buy enough time for your Trukks to unload choppa doom on your enemy!.

Back up your numerous Eldar heavy weapons and weapons platforms, with a massive Kroot Hound squad. 40 strong! That will soak up alot of damage.

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Old 10 Jun 2005, 22:46   #2 (permalink)
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Shhhhh, if we stay quiet GW will let tau start using the kroot and start sending over models in codex 3.5 or codex 4
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Old 10 Jun 2005, 23:13   #3 (permalink)
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Back up your numerous Eldar heavy weapons and weapons platforms, with a massive Kroot Hound squad. 40 strong! That will soak up alot of damage.
dude that would be 100 worth of kroot hound's

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Old 10 Jun 2005, 23:16   #4 (permalink)
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Well, not really.

20 Kroot / 20 Hound

Thats about only $100 US / 60 GBP...

But, like I said, it would be expensive... but, still, if someone had TONS of money.....

They could make a nice army.


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Old 10 Jun 2005, 23:18   #6 (permalink)
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Same for Ork Speed Freaks. Use a handful of Vulture Kroot to deep strike. Sure, they will get cut to peices, but they will buy enough time for your Trukks to unload choppa doom on your enemy!.
i don't have the Tau codex but what are Vulture Kroot ?
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Your forgeting one thing, kroot suck.

Kroot are only good if your playing on a board with lots of forest or your enemy tailors his list and you surprize the [Edited] out of him.

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Your forgeting one thing, kroot suck.

Kroot are only good if your playing on a board with lots of forest or your enemy tailors his list and you surprize the [I swear too much] out of him.
Actually, kroot are pretty good if you consider that it's one of the cheapest infiltrator, plus they've got a good range shooting ability, if you put them in cover.
Forest only enhance them further, by giving them an additional advantage that you probably won't even take much advantage of, considering that you need at least 12" (I think) of forest to do. Just plop a group of them in some ruins, and let them shoot out your opponent, as they get at least a 5+ cover save, which is pretty damn good for models that cost only 7 points each. They're like IG with bolters, something that real IG would envy ^_^.
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While many of the options in the Kroot Merc list are NOT available to the Tau, many of the Forgewold units are. Tau have access to Gnarlocs, mounted Gnarlocs, Hunters, etc.
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Your forgeting one thing, kroot suck.
Good god, has the fact that dropping them in a forest makes them essentially a unit of Guard-saving, bolter-toting canibals that can fight a SMurf on his own terms seems to be lost on you - not to mention that they can outnumber a Combat Squad almost 3-1 with hounds.

On the topic of the Vulture Kroot, they arn't in the Tau Codex, you find them in the Chapter Approved Kroot Mercinay 'Dex. They are essentially Kroot with jump packs that ignore the dangers of forests... in short, they are freakishly mobile and can land in the middle of a forest to benefit from cover with impunity.

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