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who uses shoota boys and how well do they work. i have 17 with one rocket in their for my foot sluggers support.
Last edited by mr_smoke; September 10th, 2008 at 21:33.
When using shoota boyz, I never field any less than 20, with a nob, powerklaw, bosspole and 2 special guns. I also always use big shootas rather than rokkits. You're far more likely to get hits, and shooting at vehicles is usually a waste with shoota boyz, since you're losing all the normal shoota attacks that could be used to kill infantry.
Shoota boyz are great for claiming/holding objectives, and shooting enemies down (especially the enemies better than you in close combat). For footslogging armies I'd primarily use slugga boyz. Slugga boyz are better because you'll probably be running most turns, and won't get to shoot anyway. Still, there's certainly nothing wrong with using 1 unit of shoota boyz for every 2 units of slugga boyz. The shoota boyz are more versatile, and are better for holding an objective, since if you're going to be staying in place anyway, you might as well be shooting something.
Some people swear by shoota boyz in footslogging armies though, so it's up to you. I definitely wouldn't use any less than 20 in each unit, and 30 would be better, especially when playing larger games. The same rule goes for slugga boyz as well. The more boyz in the unit, the better.
i know i aways try to make large units but i only have enough points for 17. i prefer rockets over the big shooter because if it hits it always kills meq. i was going for 20 with 2 rockets. dont really care if they hit or not the threat is sometimes enough to control and scare your opponent into certain positions or movements just a bit.
a genestealer brood will more likly advance toward a slugger squad over a shoota squad
If i take a 12 man mob in a trukk its usually shoota boys with a big shoota. Love shooting the 2 big shootas at random things while cruzzin up the field. Not to mention the volume of shots before a charge is nice. I agree with Grax, 1 unit of shoota for every 2 slugga. Although i only follow that rule myself if they arnt in trukks
Seriously though, use at least 20. Even that will not seem like enough in some cases, so don't gyp yourself by going lower.
I use 20 guys to hold objectives and what not.
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