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Ive been wonderin about the combat servitors entry of the Daemonhunters codex. Do any of you players use them? They cost as much as a single GK but does not perform as well by any means. A powerfist that is strength 6 but attacks last? Strength and toughness that of Guardsmen?
Does anyone really use this preferably over a GK?
I quite grudginly use one in my Inquisitor's retinue.
This is mostly by the virtue of the fact that he's use as an Elite, and even with Terminator Armour and a pair of lightning claws, he NEEDS that extra punch to help him out.
If a tree falls in the forest, and it lands on a mime, does anyone care?
Ok, I use a lot of them, bc if you plan them right, and you know youre opponent, they can be a BIG help. Ok ill admit, im a Noob, but im a good tactician, and I know they have thier uses.
Familiar: ok, in a lot of situations, the extra 1 Initiative can be REALLY useful, and besides, it can soak up a hit
The Hierophant:ok, as far as im concerned, only useful against Daemons
Acolyte: ok, besides being able to soak up a few hits, give him either a storm shield or power armor, and they will survive a lot longer, and keep youre precious Inquisitor safe to reak havok
Warrior: ok, tons of uses here....very versatile, my favorites include: Plasma Cannon, I love those...Multi-Melta, essential in an Army which is already lacking in Anti-Tank Weapons, and many others, depending on the role you have youre Inquisitor in
The Sage: Ok, I love Plasma, and the ability to re-roll is great to make sure to prevent misfires, and the +1 BS doesnt hurt
The Mystic: Ok, I previously said I like Plasma...Deep strike who...ok..eat a LOT of Plasma... nuff said
ok..so you see, if you plan them right, they can be a Deadly addition to youre Inquisitor
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I think that tooling an =I= & retinue up for CC is pointless for a GK-strong army. You've already got all the hitting power you need. Make the Servitors 1x Plasma Cannon and 2x Multimelta, and give the =I= a psycannon. A firebase is much more useful than a few power fists in a S6 army.
ya but for us radicals its the only thing we have not saying I am just a radical I am also a GKGM but any way if you think about it we radicals do get deamonhosts but we need something more than 3 models I do use CC servators but just because I need a bit more umf to break through those chaos lines :> not that it does much.
i have a radical force myself and my inquistor hand to hand retinues do quite well.
I build them like so.
Lord -- daemon hammer, cc, digital weapons, icon of the just, emperors tarot holocaust
3 acolytes with storm shields -- with these it makes an inquistor the only IC that can effectively use a thunder hammer/power fist without being singled out and killed. Giving him 3 extra 4+ invulnerable save wounds.
2 combat servitors 4 pfist attacks a turn woot!
the heirphants and the familiars are just real cheap wounds for the pfisters.
Mount em in a rhino, or a land raider so they can get up front.
my friend wants to add them to his for the look