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Old 13 Mar 2010, 21:54   #1 (permalink)
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Well my lovely girlfriend decided to buy me some Forgeworld models for our anniversary and she got me 3 knarloc riders and a great knarloc ;D. I have to say the models themselves look amazing as most of FW items do anyway.

However that being said I do have a few questions about these models, first one is are they any use within an army or are they purely great looking models? Second question is what stats etc do they actually have because I would quite fancy using them once painted in a friendly match however I am reluctant to spend £55 on IA3-Taros campaign just to get the rules for these models.

Also if anyone has any painted knarloc would be very grateful for some pictures to see how they turned out.

Thanks in advance

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Old 13 Mar 2010, 21:57   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, we cannot give stats and rules created by GW for a specific model/unit. But the Taros Campaign book has rules for things you may not have even considered getting, so purchasing it may not be such a bad idea.
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Old 13 Mar 2010, 22:00   #3 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, we cannot give put stast and rules created by GW for a specific model/unit. But the Taros Campaign book has rules for things you may not have even considered getting, so purchasing it may not be such a bad idea.
No problem at all, may just have to bite the bullet and get the book then
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Old 13 Mar 2010, 22:04   #4 (permalink)
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Despite it's price tag, it's a pretty good book IMO.

And I do like my knarlocs.
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Old 13 Mar 2010, 22:24   #5 (permalink)
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if all fails there are plenty of kroot mercenaries codex pdfs down out there sure to have a knarloc entry
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Old 17 Mar 2010, 00:25   #6 (permalink)
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In terms of usefulness without giving away stats and whatnot, I don't mind them. Knarloc Riders are great purely because they're the only Tau cavalry option. Greater Knarlocs are also pretty decent (above and beyond the awesome model).

Unfortunately, the 6+ armor save can be frustrating even with the many wounds on these models. Keep them away from bolters and the like long enough to assault. The funny thing is, the weapons that will most likely mess them up are troops (mass of low-quality fire), whereas they can soak high-powered weapons pretty easily. Knarloc Riders are reasonably easy to hide in cover or behind objects, but this is where the Greater becomes a bit of a liability.

I'd use them as harassment of enemy elites and as a screen against jumpback infantry, rather than anything that will put them anywhere near objectives. DO NOT mistake them for tanks.
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Old 17 Mar 2010, 07:07   #7 (permalink)
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I am not a fan of them (knarloc riders) due to their mechanics, though the models are nice.
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Old 17 Mar 2010, 11:07   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input/feedback so far guys very helpful, still trying to finish my models off so I can use them hopefully this weekend for a few games and see how useful they turn out to be

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