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Hey guys, not sure if this goes in this section, but it seemed reasonable. SO anyways, I recently realized that the roll of a 6 with s asniper weapon is AP1 thingis only for Eldar Rangers. Poop. So, I''m just wondering how a weapon that gets one AP6 shot can be very effective. OPinions?
High-toughness models go down to them fairly easily, especially when those high-toughness models have a crappy save... i.e., current-edition Eldar Avatar.
Besides that, though, sniper rifles are, indeed, great at shooting at those big toughies (MC's). They leave your anti-tank weapons free to shoot at.. well, tanks!
Personally, I think they're worth it, just don't take them over abundantly.
I also use mine for pinning squads (well, at least rangers).
@LN: Yea, I guess. It just dosn't seem like many big thing shave jank saves [Carnifex, Daemon Prince, Hive Tyrant...] I suppose you could just nail heavy weapon squads and such...
@Hause: Oh, I forgot about that! Yayz!
They work well when they are used as the basic weapon for your army, giving you a better range and pinning.
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Yea, I'm reviving my Kroot Mercs list, and was just wondering if my Hunter Kindred would be of ay use. THanks.
Aside from the afore mentioned high toughness critters, a Sniper squad just needs to pin a more expensive enemy squad and it's making it's points back. Or pin a squad to prevent it from launching a counter assault on you would be equally cost effective.
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when using sniper rifles the trick is to pick the target they would cause the most damage to, and not always in a model death count way,
that assualt squad suddenly pinned out in theopne is a lot less scary, oh look heavy weapon gaurdsmen got pinned,
alsoyour hittingmore than not and you have 50/50 odds ofwounding. agisnt low armoursave troops that can be fatal as at least one will die
again the high toughness MC or avatarsand such are also good targetsas youcan still wound them fairly easily
i DON'T reccoment using snipers agaisnt daemon princes as they have a armour save that they will make most the time making your sniper fire worthless, the same appliys to terminators, their armour is jsut togood to waste shots on it.
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All great comments, thanks alot guys. I would go for Tracker kindred, but I have no cash right now, and when I do get some, it's going towards a better computer (CURSE YOU $500 COMPUTERS! CURSE YOU!)
Again, thanks. I'll try to remember all those tips.