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I have a 1500 point army I am working on and a big chunk (280 pts) is used up for 7 Raptors. I am just wondering what people think of them. I have heard in other posts that they are worth their cost and can be a real good asset, however I look at these other armies from most people especially those who look to have played the game a while (such as "Bornindarkness") and they are not used in their armies. What is the overall deal??
i love em and the models are great! get 40 and do night lords!!! RAPTORS RULE!!!!!!
I find them most useful for blowing stuff up, there's 2 meltas and 1 flamer in that squad, so they can put a serious hurt on anything even before charging. They're also extremely useful if you give the champion a teleport homer to call in some Termies and Obliterators.
As I play IW, I tend to take a fairly slow army most of the time, so often I'll rather want some heavy firepower to sit back with the rest of the army instead of the mobile Raptors.
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What BD said. either 3 meltas or 2 meltas and a flamer. slap on furious charge and melta bombs for the champ. go tank hunting or go up to some termies, unload 3 meltas into em, then charge. give the champ something like PW or even better, dual claws(which the model already has) and he is great in cc.
After your oppoinents round of cc(if they still there), break combat, and either shoot them again and charge, or find a jucier target.
So to answer your question, they are great
Thanks a lot guys for your feedback. I think they will place well in my army plan. I just need to modify/tweek the special abilities a bit.
i agree....raptors are easily crazy especially in night lords.
Indeed mortal I recenly had the chance to play my 1500 pt. 1000 Son List along side a IW army with a Squad of verey well painted rapptors. the two Tau players conceded defeat on turn 2 after the rapptors got into close combat.