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how effective could an army with 9 death cult assassins be?
I was thinking bout buying some tallarns and givin em power sword etc.
or would a callidus and 6 death cult assassins be more effective?
just throwing it an idea around......
"My troops can eat their belts. But my tanks gotta have gas."
General George S. Patton
"They have a gun called the death arc!They are now my favorite 40k race!"me quoting about the xenarch
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Death cultists, while fun, aren't good enough to base an army around (in my experience). They have a similar cost and statline to GK Terminators, but lack the high-Str weapon, ranged attack, and armor saves. They excel at ruining your opponent's plans, but will rarely (if ever) win you the game. You'll also get more bang for your buck from the Callidus or Eversor assassins, or even from various Troop units (Armored Fists and IG Platoons come to mind for their heavy weapons, SM for their resilience, IST with special weapons for their cheapness, and GK for their sheer combat power).
A single FOC choice of three Death Cultists is pretty much the max that I'd use.
That said, if you wanted a "ninja" army, I'd build a force around LOTS of infantry (ie, use inducted IG). 2 Platoons, with special (not heavy) weapons to keep with the mobile infantry theme. If you wanted to go the Japanese route, you could model the IG as peasant warriors, the Death Cultists as the ninjas, and the Lord & his unit as a Shogun & Samurai.
Alternately, if you have an IG army, you could give your Guardsmen close combat weapons (ie, pistol & ccw) which would make them more effective in combat, then ally in a Lord & 3 Death Cultists (the limit on allied Elites is one slot).
Last edited by mEGALOMANIAC; February 14th, 2006 at 01:58.
I think the ninja theme is VERY COOL, considering the grey knights supposedly do mostly what US navy SEALS would do (lightning raids, night ambushes, attacking a key point, ect.ect.)
You could also say that shrouding is actually just your "grey ninjas" (catchy) are just being stealthy, and when they deepstrike, they just spring out from hiding to attack (and hopefully don't get mowed down by enemy fire).
i think the ninja idea would be pretty cool.
you could say that shrouding is actually the"grey ninjas" stealthy abilities, while deep striking is when they come out of hiding and attack.