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ard boy stu
20-03-2009, 18:55
Hi guys just wonderin what you favourite standerd troop choice was?

Laser guided fanatic
20-03-2009, 18:56
Me again guys just wonderin what is your favouret standerd troop unit be?

The Tactical Squad with Razorback

Mannimarco
20-03-2009, 18:57
the ork boy! dirt cheap and has a ton of attacks and comes in huge squads so is usuallly fearless

captain ceaser
20-03-2009, 19:00
Easy. Deathwing Terminators

ard boy stu
20-03-2009, 19:01
Easy. Deathwing Terminators

Arnt they eleite?

captain ceaser
20-03-2009, 19:02
Nope not in a daethwing army

Laser guided fanatic
20-03-2009, 19:02
Arnt they eleite?

If one takes belial as a HQ choice arnies become troops.

Captain Micha
20-03-2009, 19:03
Not when they are Dark Angels :D Field the named Hq Belial and Terminators become troops.

My personal favorite.

Either the new Ig Veteran, or the Tau Firewarrior.

Mannimarco
20-03-2009, 19:04
although that now opens up the whole: "i'll take a warboss and take biker nobz as a troop choice"

the_reaper
20-03-2009, 19:07
Sister of battle, heres why

11pts right? 3+ save, bolter, those 'woman-skills' things (havent read my codex in a while, can you tell?). Absolute bargain. I mean, aren't storm troopers 10pts? 4+ save and a hell gun, great.

-reaper

captain ceaser
20-03-2009, 19:09
although that now opens up the whole: "i'll take a warboss and take biker nobz as a troop choice"

Good call. In that case Guardsmen. Y? Beacause they are litterally cannon fodder. How much fun is that?

Mannimarco
20-03-2009, 19:13
jo: "sir, be careful i think this area may be a minefield"
so: "hmm mines......only one way to find out" looks over at a group of conscripts "hey guys a place in the regiment to the 1st man to run to the edge of the field and back again"

Filthy O'Bedlam
20-03-2009, 19:19
Tough one. I play both WH and CSM, so it's a real toss up between basic SoB's and Plague Marines. Probably gonna have to go with plague marines simply because I can take massive squads of them.

Cheers, Filthy

Ubermensch Commander
20-03-2009, 19:29
My Dark Eldar warriors. They are nasty little buggers. Fragile as tissue...and will rip anything from an Ork Boy squad to a Tac marine squad to bits. Not one on one...oh no. But that is what Raiders are for! heh.

But most troops in most armies are actually quite good. My jaw dropped for a sec when I charged some CSM and found out they got two attacks each. Much sputtering and "wait, what?". Not even gonna talk about those cult troops...except that is was alot of fun fighting death guard.

Dire Avengers are good, albeit specialized
Tac squads are good if not great at everything. Take more of them and they start compounding effectiveness.
Ork boyz are just underpriced. Simple as that. compare their points cost to what they do with a Guardian or a Guardsmen and it gets ugly.
etc etc.

but yeah, my favorite is my humble Dark Eldar warrior. Flexible, good fire power, cheap for what they do. The trade off is that bolters make me cry a little on the inside but fairs fair.

djinn8
20-03-2009, 19:33
If you mean "Core Troops" then I'd have to say Chaos Space Marines - they're just awesome.

bobbles
20-03-2009, 19:38
Guardsmen . nothing funnier than sapce marines realising just how many shots are going to toward them

Darkhorse
20-03-2009, 19:39
jo: "sir, be careful i think this area may be a minefield"
so: "hmm mines......only one way to find out" looks over at a group of conscripts "hey guys a place in the regiment to the 1st man to run to the edge of the field and back again"

Heh!, you forgot to say which edge of the field...
Civvies..:p

sycopat
20-03-2009, 19:42
Core troops only without modifying rules relying on taking special charachters?

Chaos space marines. They are hideously good at just about everything, and cheaper than the cult troops (Who are better in their defined roles, but not as good all rounders I think)

StormWulfen
20-03-2009, 19:47
i can't choose between blood claws or plague marines

5 attacks on the charge or a pain in the a** to kill

i know plague claws:D

MajorWesJanson
20-03-2009, 20:18
Guard Platoons in May. "You have how many Heavy Weapons in a platoon?"

camulus316
20-03-2009, 20:27
While Chaos Space Marines are great, my personal favorite is the Thousand Sons. AP3 bolters and 4++ Sv is good times. And I fight alot of marine variants, so when squad of 10 TSons pop out of a rhino and rapid fire into a marine squad, buh-bye marines! Plus, I like using Gift of Chaos and declaring the afflicted figure is a duck... :D

ard boy stu
20-03-2009, 20:32
AP3 BOLTERS!:eek:

*slowly backs away towards door

Lame Duck
20-03-2009, 20:39
New IG veterans.

It's like they read my mind.

Mannimarco
20-03-2009, 20:39
theyre not that good, the squad must be led by a sorcerer if i remeber correctly so thats 60 points, they are 20 odd points themselves, pure 1k sons armies might be scary but they are usually small

ard boy stu
20-03-2009, 20:42
New IG veterans.

yeah i love them to

Sanctjud
20-03-2009, 21:01
My favs:
Plague marines in rhinos, Guardian Jetbikes, Space Marine Bike Squads.

Tough and relatively fast with dakka to back them up.

My 7 Cents.

ard boy stu
20-03-2009, 21:03
Yea Space marine bike squads are good

Bahir
20-03-2009, 21:08
A butt load of Fire Warriors in a Fish.

Mannimarco
20-03-2009, 21:10
didnt know people still did fish of fury

camulus316
20-03-2009, 21:30
theyre not that good, the squad must be led by a sorcerer if i remeber correctly so thats 60 points, they are 20 odd points themselves, pure 1k sons armies might be scary but they are usually small

Oh yeah, they are expensive.
60pt Sorcerer + spell (you have to buy) + 9x 20+pts troops is alot.

But, the question was what's your favorite troop, not what's most effective. I like fielding my 1kSons :D

Most effective, I have to pick Genestealers. Outflanking with those are extremely annoying to deal with, especially when your geared for Space Marines :p And once their in hand to hand, there isn't much that can stand with them.

Devil Tree
20-03-2009, 21:56
I have to confess that Iíve always had a soft spot for Grots.

Lord Damocles
20-03-2009, 22:00
New IG veterans.

It's like they read my mind.
Yes, Machine God be praised!

Finally my Ryzan Skitarii will be able to answer the question, 'How much Plasma?!?' :evilgrin:

monopeludo
20-03-2009, 22:46
If we are talking about best troop choice, not taking into acount point eficiency... I would choose Grey Knigts and genestealers.
GK are a great jack of all trades, has a nice fire and move range, enough shots, high close combat habilities, long range shooting protection, psichic protection and are able to upgrade 2 incinerators (ignore cover, and inv saves). I really like how they work.
Genestealers have really good standard stats and if points are not counted, they can become close combat nightmares.

Tarquinn
21-03-2009, 00:17
Firewarriors and tactical marines.

Lord_of_end_times
21-03-2009, 00:30
Guardsmen enough sayed.

boogle
21-03-2009, 00:48
The humble Guardsmen, outclassed, but never outnumbered (unless he's the last one of course)

Laurela
21-03-2009, 02:19
Plaguebearer 8)

Vandelan
21-03-2009, 03:25
I'd love to say plain ol' CSM because of their options as far as icons are concerned.

But with 5e, Khorne Berzerkers are one of the scariest units in the game.

*Just to clarify it's really because transports aren't deathtraps anymore and because of run*

holmcross
21-03-2009, 03:29
Even though I don't play them, I think the ork boy and the dire avenger are the two best troop options in the game.

Of the armies I play: Genestealers. Partially because its the only option (gaunts, hormies, necron warriors and rippers) that doesn't blow bigtime.

ReveredChaplainDrake
21-03-2009, 03:52
didnt know people still did fish of fury
Considering it's that or lose...

For power, and excluding the "count-as" Troops, the best troop has got to be the Khorne Berserker squad. They're so absolutely brutal, and yet they only need one specialist in the squad (Fist Champ) and they become ridiculous. Khorne Berserkers are almost too good at assault, and even better than Orks if you can make sure the Berserkers charge. Blood for the Blood God, and all that.

As for utter cool factor, Grey Knights, no contest.

Oberst Viktor Morte
21-03-2009, 03:59
Grenadiers/Stormtroopers, Fire Warriors, Sisters, and Hell yeah, Dire Avengers.

Cane
21-03-2009, 05:21
I've had the most fun with Conscripts so far.

Iceheart2112
21-03-2009, 06:47
Fire Warriors with upgraded Devilfish.

Hands down, one of the most reliable units I have ever played with.

Hicks
21-03-2009, 06:59
I can't decide between guardsmen or genestealers.

Axis
21-03-2009, 07:08
My basic Chaos Space Marines are my favourite. The best would probably be the cult troops they are all brutal.

Ork boyz, dire avengers and dark eldar warriors all deserve a mention though.

Aubec le noir
21-03-2009, 08:46
easy for me
PAGK with 2 psycannons (love those ones) and justicar with psybolts
Aubec :chrome:

The Grey Guy
21-03-2009, 11:37
Toss up for me between Bloodletters and the standard chaos marine.

Wolflord Havoc
21-03-2009, 11:46
The 'Grey Hunter' is my favorite basic trooper - slightly more expensive than a bog standard marine - but more effctive in the assult and more squad options - and he's a Space Wolf.

Oh and Guardsman T.Atkins with his short pattern Kantrel 27 megathule Las Rifle and all his buddies.

Earthbeard
21-03-2009, 11:49
Plague Marines or IG vets with Shotguns.

Deadmanwade
21-03-2009, 16:49
Dark Eldar, Dirt cheap shooting unit.
10 man salamander tactical squad in a drop pod with melta, combi melta and multimelta landing next to a suprised looking enemy tank.;)

ard boy stu
21-03-2009, 17:38
Dark Eldar, Dirt cheap shooting unit.
Yea Dark Eldar shooting cabablities are amasing compared to there point cost

Poseidal
21-03-2009, 17:57
Dire Avenger for aesthetic / nostalgic / fluff reasons.

I even used them during 3rd. D: