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I was flipping through the Catachan Codex this afternoon and I noticed that Deathworld Snipers could be included in any IG army as an elite choice. They had some interesting abilities but that all seemed offset by the fact that you can't move them after placed. What are everyone's opinions on this unit and how might they be effectively used in an IG army?
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For 20pts it's nice to have a sniper that has a solid cover save and re-rolls to wound.
Hrm, gives me a reason to get some Cadian or Vostroyan sniper models
Where does it say you can include them in any IG army? I looked over the Catachan codex (quickly) and I don't have the IG one, but I am interested in using them.
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I think I might have misread the codex when I was flipping through it because I can't find where it stated they could be used in a regular army.
ive used them befor ein a samll game and i must say they can put the fear of god into your opponent. the guy i was playing decided to use his tanks for cover once about 3 of his guys dropped dead and forced him to take leadership tests. which was nice as it meant that all his army was very close together. so i basically disabled the tanks, blew them up taking out about a quarter of his guys including a stormtrooprer squad stuck in a tank because of the traffic jam caused by a tight formation. one word, MASSACRE. all this becasue of a few snipers.
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You can only have the Deathworld Snipers in Deathworld Armies. The current (the digitalized one, downloadable form GW site, not the paper one) catachan codex makes it quite clear.
actually, in the online article with the link to the catachan codex it statesso you're not limited to just snipers, but you are limited to one unit (i myself have a unit of devil dogs i'm working on)First, you can use it to add units of Deathworld Veterans to a standard Imperial Guard force. These additions represent detachments from a Deathworld Veteran army that has been at war for a considerable period of time and has been moved from one warzone to another. These detachments are being combined with elements of other Imperial Guard regiments along the way.
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They are the best Sniping unit for IG IMO. Re-rolling wounds, 3+ Cover save in forest and their ability to dissapear (denying the enemy Victory points), makes them my first choice.
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