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what is a Assassin Vindicare????? and what do they do where can I find them??
check out the Witch Hunters Codex.
Basically they are assassins which snipe important models out of squads, they have the ability to choose the target in the squad. Which sounds cool but they are costly in points.
Not always as useful as they sound.
By far the coolest Assassin archetype. If I could use one without taking an Inquisitor Lord, I'd use it in all of my Imperial Armies
Here is a field guide for when you are being stalked by a vindicare: if you can see it, then you're dead. If you can't see it, then you're dead.
Wow, most of these posts are completely useless. Cool.
The Vindicare Assassin is one of the four Officio Assassinorum operatives. You can find all four types in either the Daemonhunters or Witch Hunters codecies (they're the same in each).
To legally field an assassin with an IG or SM army, you must also take an Inquisitor Lord and retinue. Which, if you take the absolute cheapest Lord & retinue possible, will cost you 173pts total including the assassin.
yep, cool. But the vindicare is useful and can be used in a multitude of ways (the usual though being "kill the leader/heavy weapon guy/thingy guy of any importance") and is most effective against high toughness and uber armour save opponents, the first bit being a general rule for all sniper weapons because of the 4+ wound thing. It also has some special bullets (I can't tell you what though sorry) that you would be absoloutely GUTTED if you miss with. And as said before, you need an inquisitor/inquisitor lord to take it. I personally would not go for the bare minimum on the IQ but would use him as a counter-charge unit, whichOriginally Posted by mEGALOMANIAC
is something the guard really lacks.
I have tried him and found him to be a waste of points. Remember his super sniper rifle still needs 4s to wound so even if he hits all six times (1 shot per turn) he's only going to wound 3 times. for a whopping 173 points I can't justify him, especially when I can take another Leman Russ for that cost. Perhaps at 100 points or there abouts I'd consider him again.
... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..
With an army that has as much shootiness and ap as guard, I would recomend you look at the eversor assassin as well. He gives a great CC kick, with a possible 10 power weapon attacks wounding on 4+ regardless on the charge!
He costs less than the vindicare, but I find him much more usefull. Vindicares rarely make their points back I think.
Another thing that i don't know if it has been mentioned, you can get either a Daemonhunters assassin, or a Witch Hunters assassin. They are identical, but their respective inquisitors vary slightly.
Et imperator Invocato Diabolus Daemonica Exorcist!
I have tried using both the Eversor, which has up to 9 power weapon attacks not 10, and the Vindicare. One thing both models do a very good job of is playing the fire magnet. With their save they can soak up a lot of fire and make your enemy waste his points and if he fails then you get to take pot shots at him with the Vindi or charge into one of his squads. What I have been doing is I always use one of the vindi's special rounds on appropriate targets and if you manage to have him survive until they are used up go to normal shots. Vindi also has the added bonus of being able to fire into close combat something that afaik is wholey unique.