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I am looking for some help, and I appreciate every answer!
- What is the best weapon option for non-sniper scouts? (Pistol+ccw or shotgun or bolter?)
- Do the camo cloaks worth on non-sniper/ML scouts?
- How do scouts perform comparing their point value with their "new" stats?
Thank You for the help!
Please search and look through the space marine forums these answers and discussions have been created several times in similar threads about scouts. Sorry to sound like an arse
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From the top,
The best weapons for 'non-sniper' scouts depends entirely on what you want them to do.
Big squads with BP/CCW's are great for tying down small units of expensive models, like terminators, as the lack of attacks back at the squad mean they get locked down for a couple of turns, while those cheap scouts throw lots of hits at those expensive termies (and they might actually kill a few!)
Give them bolters/shotguns for some rapid-fire love, great for flanking a small unit holding an objective and killing them before they kill you.
As for camo cloaks, It again depends on their use. If you want a squad kitted with bolters to hold an objective near the middle of the board, cloaks will give them a little more protection if they have cover nearby. As for CC based scouts, don't waste the points as you don't get a cover save in CC
In an out-right fight between 4th and 5th ed scouts, the reduction in WS/BS is mirrored by their cheaper cost (when identical wargear is considered such as frags/kraks/etc) Snipers vs Snipers, ours may perform worse but cost a hell of a lot less. In rapid-fire range, 5th ed scouts would lose pretty bad, while in CC, 5th ed scouts would take only a couple more losses while killing no less than before.
All in all, the lack of WS/BS on 5th ed scouts is a bit of a hit, but its not a real problem when you consider their new cost.
I like 9xBP+CCW and 1 shotgun+PF. If you want bolters i think tac squads are superior with better BS and more armour.
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