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I as of right now play Chaos Space Marines, but have been thinking of starting up a little 1k army for Witch Hunters. One thing that I hear form most people is that they are weak in comparison to almost every army and their Dex sucks. Looking through I see some of the point values are a bit high compared to what I have been playing but all in all the challenge seems fun. What do you as Witch Hunter players think of this and What type of tactics am I looking at?
Witch hunters are actually a very powerful army and can go head to head with pretty much every army out there. The codex is very well done, look around at a few lists in the army list and see some of the common unit combinations and upgrades. I'd also REALLY recommend that you read St.John's stickied witch hunters tactica in this forum.
The main thing about Witch Hunters is their Faith system. That can easily make or break a game. That is the only thing Sisters have that makes them very powerful, besides exorcists... Playing them will be a challenge, but a rewarding one at that. You might lose your first couple games, but after that and get the hang of it you'll be toasting heretics in no time. You'll probably have flamers or meltas in every squad. You'll probably use some act of faith, like divine guidance and hope to the Emperor it kills almost all of them before the inevitable assault afterward. I'd say they have a somewhat steep learning curve with an old codex, but the models are great, and the army is fun to use.
Inevitable assault? Don't listen to him. When a Witch Hunter army is played correctly you rarely ever get assaulted. Sisters of Battle are excellent anti-troop units no matter what armor save you come across thanks to divine guidance and AP 1 when you roll a 6 to wound(with flame templates no less). Just be sure you have two squads fire at one unit so you can wipe them out (which is easier to do when you have your sisters in rhinos and jump pack seraphim to support each other better). There won't be a single scoring unit that won't be afraid of your drive-by flamings. Good luck against those heretics!
I dont play WH but i use a squad of Normal sisters in my imperial guard army. They are a POWER HOUSE Took out 3 terminators then got CCed by 10 grey knights n 2 terminators, lost all but 2, ran, then rallied and killed another terminator with only 4 bolter shots.
The basic Sister of Battle troop is just so solid its hard to go wrong with an army made out of them.
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It seems like The Connoness is the way to go. What would recomend for a small 750-1000 army as far starting out is concerned? I was thinking
battle sisters + rhino
battles sister + rhino
that is what I am looking to purchase over the coming month.
not to wory...I did.
also...Many of the pics out there show some very nice witch hunter rhino's. Is there a witch hunter rhino or do you have to use space marine rhino's
Last edited by ZMB; November 23rd, 2008 at 09:53.
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