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When I play Pure DH, I usually play 1500pts and only include 4 GKTs with my GM, which are mounted in a LR. They're all vanilla save for one with an inc.
Jy2 had me thinking about TH/SS. What would it be like to put a squad of them in a LR/LRC with TH/SS?
I'd wait until they get a better Storm Shield. Right now it's only a 4++ and not against shooting. You'll fare better against unwounded MCs but not as well against Infantry. I might run 1-2 with TH/SS just for the insurance and since it's free but not all of them. A mix is good, just like Assault Termies.
Main reason to take a TH / SS guy is to help verse walkers and some of the big guys but I found that just using stern or a GM with hammer hand is more effective as they swing before walkers and get more attacks. Stern gets 4 attacks and a GM gets 5 and that is without charging.
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Lyzaru has it about right, assuming it's an AV10-12 Walker, although the SS can come in handy if it's just one Walker you're fighting.
As far as upgrading all of your GKTs to TH/SS I wouldn't bother. They all get Relic Blades for free, why ruin that for the sake of a fail-filled 4++ save against a single opponent in close combat?
As others have mentioned the GKT SS's are terrible.
The main use for a TH/SS GKT is to stop particularly nasty enemy creatures from being able to attack if you are able to wound them. You can continue to stop them attacking till they die if the TH wounds them each turn (from memory)
Generally your better off not bothering with more than one.
They still attack, just at I1. So next turn you'll get all your S6 Power Weapon attacks in before they swing, possibly killing it and saving valuable Termies. I'd run 1-2 like I said.
Thunder Hammer: Any model wounded by it and not killed may not attack until the end of the next assault phase.
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Oh they have the old ones, duh.
Yea one of the few advantages
I live in terror of the next codex incase they take away all the good ole stuff and don't put anything new and better in
With our luck, they'll not only take away our good stuff, but they'll boost PAGK up to 30 points and GKTs up to 50.
I might have to get a SS/TH though I might be better off converting one because money is tight atm. Any suggestions?