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Hi, i got my Nid battleforce a while ago, but have only come back to 40k. So i've started building my army, but i'm unsure about the heads for my Genestealers.
I've decided to fit them with the Implant Attack, but there isn't enough heads to fit all the models. Do i just fit one Genestealer with the head and say that the whole brood has the Implant Attack.
Yep that should be fine - also remember to state that the units have the upgrade when you put them down on the board - also, if your model with implant attack gets killed - remove the model from its location as normal, but then swap it for another stealer in the same brood that is not dead - that way he can continue to remind both you and your opponent that the upgrade is present in the brood.
However one question I do have is why give stealers implant attack - they get a lot of wounds due to high stats and rending as it anyway. Further you cannot upgrade stealers indefinatly and there are better upgrades for them: generally I take this as a common level for upgrades:
16 - totally blanck - good on high terrain maps and in large (25+) numbers where you are going to swarm over your opponent
20 - generally one upgrade (such as scuttlers or extended carapace) this stealer costs more and works well in lower point numbers with things like carapace as they have extra defence to stay alive and keep numbers up
24 - this is the limit in cost for upgrades, any more and you are not going to get a good return on the investment in points - generally this is things like carapace and scuttlers combind or scything talons - the problem with these units is that they cost a lot so you really have to keep them alive and protected.
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I only ever give my broodlord implant attack because when he is in combat with a commander with a multiple wound retinue, it prevents my opponent from allocating one wound to each model, ensuring the survival of all his models. With implant attack, I can take down the retinue very quickly.
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Please remember that Implant Attack does not cause more wounds to a unit, only to individual models. So, if you attack 10 tactical marines with 10 genestealers, and cause 5 rending wounds, they do not become 10 on the unit, they become 2 on each of the 5 marines killed.
This is an oft-made mistake, so I mention it to prevent modeling a bunch of ultimately useless models. Their only real impact might be on another Tyranit type army with tons of multi-wound targets.
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For example: a squad of 3 tyranid warriors takes three wounds. You can't spread the wounds throughout, you must pick up one warrior (2 wounds) and then allocate one wound to one of the other warriors.
I agree however that implant attack on a broodlord is good. It lets him take out much more expensive enemy characters.
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Thanks for responsing guys. I didn't really consider this.
What heads do you guys use then?
Also, if i have, say an implant attack head, can i still use a different biomorph?
I use the regular heads, although one or two of my stealers use toxin sac heads with the toxin glands cut off because i like the huge long tongue,
Does anyone use the dead skull?
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No, but I was wondering about that myself. Why is the dead Genestealer skull included? It's not like 'nid players will ever use it...
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I think its down to either making the models look good, or to remind you what your using. If the head doesn't make you have to use just one Biomorph, i see no practical reason.
I was wondering also about how implant works. In normal combat if you cause two wounds on a model that only has one wound, the second is taken on another model. This is to say that you are in base contact with one 1 wound model and get two rending attacks with only one other 1 wound model in attack range. The second model dies too. So why not with implant. This always seemed a little fuzzy to me.
As for the heads unless your opponent is really strict about it it shouldn't matter.
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