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View Poll Results: Which nid troops unit do you prefere?
Stealers (without broodlord0 26 41.94%
Termagaunts 9 14.52%
spine gaunts 6 9.68%
Devil gaunts 4 6.45%
other gaunts 0 0%
rippers 8 12.90%
hormagaunts 9 14.52%
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Old 19 Jul 2009, 07:19   #1 (permalink)
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Before you vote, I am not thinnking on a one on one basis. It's more like, what do you like more, a large brood of gaunts or a small brood of stealers. I like the devil gaunts the best, but genestealers definatly come second.
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Old 19 Jul 2009, 19:55   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, you mean if you limit the number of points you can spend on the troop you take... So if you limit it to like 160 points youre comparing:
32 Spinegaunts
26 Termagaunts
16 Devilgaunts (assuming toxin sacs were taken)
16 Vanilla Hormagaunts
10 Vanilla 'stealers or 9 'stealers with feeder tendrils...

My vote is for the 'stealers, but I'm pretty biased towards them.
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Old 23 Jul 2009, 19:23   #3 (permalink)
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I like small groups of outflanking tendrilled stealers. I use them often.
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Old 23 Jul 2009, 19:33   #4 (permalink)
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Termagaunts first, followed closely by 'stealers.
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 02:11   #5 (permalink)
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Love the guants.Terma guants because there the best then the guant with the devourer tied with Geenstealers because there good then hormaguants and finaly spine guants,love the rippers but they kinda suck.
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 13:42   #6 (permalink)
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I use Hormagaunts in my list, but purely for fluff reasons. They really are too expensive
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 13:59   #7 (permalink)
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Unless playing against guard I'd have to vote stealers as they can punch through any MC or carachter, they also have a save that isn't negated by bolter fire.
For 160 you can get 8 of my favourite stealers.
However, when playing guard, I would use some basic Hormagaunts as i get 16 for 160 points which are good at killing those infantry.
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 02:30   #8 (permalink)
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I'd rather use termaguants against guard because of the ap.You could shoot them to death or a little bit at least before cc.
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 16:12   #9 (permalink)
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I always use 2 units of 6-8 outflanking 'stealers with acid maw, scuttlers and extended carapace. My broodlords' HQ 'stealer unit has extended carapace, scything talons, and sometimes acid maw.

The new preferred enemy is great because only the 'lord has to take FT's.
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Old 31 Jul 2009, 10:10   #10 (permalink)
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Have only played one game, and it was against necrons, entire army (750 points) taken out by two squads of 7 genestealers. My vote is an easy one.
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