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Maskedman5oh4
05-09-2012, 04:45
Hi guys.

I have no idea about how I should rank up my marauders.

I am planning on getting another box which would put me just over 80. I am figuring that is enough for two nice units.

5wx8d? 8wx5d? 6wx6d? Please help, I am dying to get some movement trays and get playing!!

Trustey
05-09-2012, 05:02
Horde of 50ish and the other can be a bunker.

Maskedman5oh4
05-09-2012, 05:16
So 10 wide and 5 deep?

grumbaki
05-09-2012, 06:24
One horde of 50, with great weapons and mark of khorne. 10x6
One unit of 30, with light armor, shields and mark of tzeench. 5x6

The first unit pumps out 40 WS4 str 5 attacks, if everything goes right. Downright brutal for the cost.
The second unit only has 10 WS4 str 3 attacks, but in CC it has a 5+ WS. A good, and very cheap, bunker.

Both would be at optimal sizes for what they are intended to do.

Harwammer
05-09-2012, 14:03
Don't get caught up in the idea that there is one particular formation you should use for your unit, even if you do settle on a prefered set up.

Malorian
05-09-2012, 14:24
Don't get caught up in the idea that there is one particular formation you should use for your unit, even if you do settle on a prefered set up.

The majority of the time running these guys in horde (10 wide) is going to be your best bet. They are there to win by kills, so give them the ability to score more kills.

The only times you won't want them in horde is:
-when terrain won't allow a unit that wide to pass
-when losses mean you have no 3rd rank
-when you will win combat anyway but need to take away steadfast

That's pretty much it, apart from very rare oddball situatuions.

I would make a tray for 10 wide and 5 deep and then be good for if you want to run them as 40 or 50.

Confessor_Atol
05-09-2012, 14:33
Wait until the next book comes out before you build them.

Malorian
05-09-2012, 14:40
Wait until the next book comes out before you build them.

Seconded.

Hard to go wrong with your cheapest models having great weapons, but you never know.

Graxy
05-09-2012, 17:07
For now, your best bet would either be 1 unit of 50 MoK Great weapons and one or two smaller bunkers OR 2 units of 40 MoK Great weapons.

I'd also agree with Atol though, the book's right around the corner, things are going to change so it might not be as viable when it does come out.

Grovel
06-09-2012, 02:15
Wait until the next book comes out before you build them.

Next book is rumoured to be a month or two away - just hold out until it drops as one of the strongly rumoured changes is going to be to our foot marauders.

Trustey
06-09-2012, 07:55
Yeah sadly I completed 50 GW MoK marauders right before hearing about the new rumoured book.

I guess won't mind if their initiative gets nerfed :D

stillwater
06-09-2012, 17:01
Don't get caught up in the idea that there is one particular formation you should use for your unit, even if you do settle on a prefered set up.

see this article, it explains perfectly how to dynamicly handle your formations ;)
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2012/08/wfb-to-horde-or-not-to-horde.html

Artinam
06-09-2012, 17:31
Expect them to get more expensive quite a bit. Compare them to Empire Statetroops and see that the majority of them cost a bit more then a Marauder.

decker_cky
06-09-2012, 18:02
Yeah. I'm guessing the base marauder goes up a point (or 2, with light armour included) and great weapons will increase to 2 or 3 points, so we'll see a lot less marauder GW hordes.

Harwammer
06-09-2012, 19:41
I've been having the same thoughts decker. The only thing I can see getting in the way is the fact that the traditional appearance of marauders doesn't really fit the idea that they'd get light armour by default.

Sunner
07-09-2012, 01:14
Twenty wide with wulfrik coming in from behind the enemy. Then reform into a ten wide by 6 deep..Shock and Awe, will distract your opponent the brace for a 2nd turn charge but you'll have enough models to ignore most losses.

Maskedman5oh4
09-09-2012, 11:52
Unforuntaely all my marauders are built with GWs.... I hate it, but I am always on the backside of the trends....

Sunner
10-09-2012, 01:03
Give them the mark of khrone, its a scary block with GW and frenzy.