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Back in the game for the first time in 10 years or so, trying to catch up on new stuff. I bought the new rule book, and I bought the SM codex a few years ago. Now I see theres a NEWER codex that I need to buy to get caught up. OK, so I've read the new one, just havent bought it yet, and have a few questions.
OK, really, all I want him for is for the psychic reroll power. With that in mind, is it better to attach him to a squad so he can't be singled out? But that is something of a waste of a squad, since I'd probably just hunker down behind cover and shoot. Or should I be more offensive with the squad?
The army I'm building relies heavily on heavy bolters, boltguns, assault cannons, and plasma guns, so rerolls are definitely going to be important--I dont need any jams or explosions in my weapons! I DO have plans for some tank-killing capabilities via dreadnaughts, devastators, and vehicles, but the majority of offensive power is troop-killers, as it seems that the majority of my foes are going to be lighter-armored, be they Tau, Eldar, or Tyranid.
He can't use his skills in H2H, but what about a shooty command squad, like the one above?
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Thoughts, ideas, and advice?
Originally Posted by Belial
Use him for fear of the Darkness, it's actually his most useful power. Nothing like Tau testing on LD5 and running away. If you want the re-roll, stick him in a BP+CCW or Terminator squad and use him in an assault role. Myself I think this is a waste, seeing as if you use the psychic power you can't use the Force Weapon. The best thing to do with the new Librarian is give him a familiar and termy honours and challenge something I5 to a dual.
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*Avatar falls over before it can attack*All of those weapons are good, and became not really any less reliable. In fact the Assault Cannon landspeeder became much better, due to the fact it now has 7AP shots, and assault armies (like Orks and Nids) have a real time getting rid of it.Originally Posted by BelialThe Apothecary is fine to take, he's useful against Shooty armies like Tau and IG, who rely heavily on working through your saves with numbers of shooting die.Originally Posted by BelialChapter Banner isn't worth it for everyday use, but if you can think of a specific use for him great. In a 2000 point battle against an enemy with a load of LD lowering abilities (like DE or the new nids), you can combine him with a commander to give re-rollable LD10. Not a bad deal for what? 20pts?Originally Posted by Belial
Hmm. After reading the Command Squad sticky, it appears that my understanding of Veil of Time was incorrect. I thought it was for the whole army. OK, yes, that would be very broken. Now I understand it to be the Librarian only, which I guess is powerful enough.
yes, I was about to point that out :p
Librarian with force weapon and familiar = death for most characters in cc. And keeping him in a squad would be a good idea to keep him safe. His hood comes in great use Vs eldar too.
Your going for a shooty army?
In that case make a sort of counter attack squad for when you get assaulted. Lure your opponants cc squads into a certain place that enables your squad with librarian to trounce them.
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Also keep in mind that as an Independent Character, the librarian can be singled out in CC whatever you do. But he does need to be in a squad to avoid being plinked.
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