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    Scouts

    What do folks think GW will do with scouts in the new codex? Are they likely to becomean elite choice as in DA and BA?

    I wouldn't mind making an all scout force but if GW make them elites it will sort of bugger up that idea.


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    i hope it stays troop cos elite is meant to be for the more power troops and such and the DA scouts are elite cos GW is sticking to the fluff (scout snipers rule)

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    I refuse to beleive that GW would be this stupid. Unless they really really want to kill the scout models. Because I can think of no better way to kill them then making them an elite.

    Case in Point, how many armies of DA or BA do you see with scouts.
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    I had wondered about this myself, i think one reason why DA and BA have Scouts as Elites is because both Chapters have other Troops available, such as Deathwing/Ravenwing or even Assault Squads (with bolters?)

    I dont see Codex Marines getting any other Troop Variants other than the Scouts so hopefully GW will remember this.

    So yea, it would be pretty dumb for GW to take your Scouts away.

    However, if you viewed it in similarity to a Fantasy FO Chart, then Scouts would be on the Special or Rare choices from the beginning no? seeing as they arent the 'common' trooper and Commanders would be loath to send in new recruits to a dangerous warzone etc.

    Anyway, thats my 2c

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    Case in Point, how many armies of DA or BA do you see with scouts.
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    Unfortunately, the FOC is flawed.
    The Fantasy one is a lot better to ensure that your army composition is as it should be.
    Scouts as elites is using a sledgehammer to fix a problem(badly) where a simple 2+ would solve.
    Simply state that Space Marine Tactical squads are 2+, this forces all players to take at least 2, as they should be the core of every marine army. I would go as far as forcing players to take 2 10 man tactical squads at minimum (excluding 500 point games probably)

    That way it would avoid people min maxing, at least to a degree.
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