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Can someone please give me an example of a nob biker squad being shot at and you allocating wounds favorably.
I'm just wondering how good it is.
So list an example squad then say it's been wounded 4 times by a plasma cannon and 2 times by bolters.
3x Nobs w/ Bikes, Cybork, Slugga & Choppa
1x Nob w/ Bike, Cybork, Slugga, PK, Bosspole
1x Nob w/ Bike, Cybork, Slugga, PK, Waaagh Banner
1x Paingboy w/ Bike, Cybork
8 Wounds in all, 4 from Plasma Cannons (insta kill) and 4 from Bolters (slightly changed your wounds for a better example).
Best is to assign as follows:
3 Plasma to the group of 3 Nobs
1 Bolter to the PK Bosspole
1 Bolter to the PK Banner
1 Bolter to the Painboy
2 more wounds left (1 bolter and 1 Plasma), since everything already has 1 wound allocated, you can assign both to the group of basic Nobs, giving them 4 Plasma and 1 bolter save. In this case if they failed all 4 plasma saves, only those 3 would die and 1 plasma save would be wasted as well as the last bolter.
Then the 2 PK Nobs and Painboy each make a save and if they fail they take 1 wound and keep on fighting.
Now lets say you have the 2 PK Nobs and Painboy with no wounds (they saved all the bolter shots) and the following round you are hit with 3 Plasma Cannon wounds and 4 Bolter Wounds. Again the plasma can insta kill so...
1 Plasma to PK w/ Banner
1 Bolter to PK w/ Bosspole
1 Bolter to Painboy
4 more wounds to assign
2nd Plasma to PK w/ Banner
2nd Bolter to PK w/ Bosspole
2nd Bolter to Painboy
1 more wound to assign
3rd Plasma to PK w/ Banner
With this your Nob w/ the PK and Banner takes all 3 saves for the Plasma Cannons and the other 2 each take 2 saves vs the bolters. So if you fail all 3 plasmas and save all 4 bolters then you will only lose 1 Nob.
Hope that makes sense!
I think I'm missing something here. How does a plasma cannon insta kill a nob? Isn't it S7 AP2? If the Nob is hit with the thing, he would take one wound. If he has a cyborg body he gets a 5+ invulnerable save. If not, he takes a wound with no FNP roll from the Painboy. But, the S7 of the plasma cannon is not double his base 4 toughness, so no insta kill. Or, am I missing something? I don't have my codex in front of me right now so I could easily be off on something.
Eh i think he just meant it as a gun that would instakill, you're correct that it is not double the toughness of a nob.
Replace the plasma cannon with an EML and it's fine.
you still allocate to like models. and the key thing is you remove full models. the only way to "spread around" the wounds is if each is different.
1) Nob with choppa/slugga/ cybork
2) Nob with choppa/slugga/ cybork/ bosspole
3) nob with choppa/slugga/cybork/ wagggh banner.
4) nob with PK, slugga/cybork
5) Nob with PK, shoota/Cybork/
6) nob with Big Choppa/slugga/cybork/
7) nob with choppa/shoota/cybork
8 ) nob with choppa/scorcha combi/cybork
9) nob with choppa/roket combi/cybork
10 ) Painboy with cybork
(mind you this unit costs 625 points)
this gives you 10 uniquely geared nobs, allowing you to allocate exactly who takes what.
so you can allocate 1 of each plasma to a nob and each of the bolters to another. lets assume that nobs 1,3,5,7 have wounds taken from before this round of shooting.
with 6 wounds, you can then choose to allocate the other 6 to 2,4,6,8,9,10 so that you don't have to worry about any of them taking a 2nd wound and dieing.
Painting: 20 quarrelers
Waaaaugh banners are given to the unit, not a particular model within the unit, so they can't be used to make a model unique. I'm not certain, but I'm fairly sure the same goes for the bosspole. I have to check.
The only things I'm aware of that make nobz unique are powerklaws, big choppas, TL shootas, combi-flamers, combi-scorchas, and the painboy upgrade.
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
yes it's similar to Chaos marines with a Mark, a model has to take a Icon of chaos with that mark, if that model dies, the unit looses the mark.
Painting: 20 quarrelers
This may be the beardiest thing I have ever read.
I wouldn't recommand doing this in friendly games and against your friends too often indeed :p
Do you guys often use non-nob warbikers ?
What setup would you use ?
3to5 with nob, PK and bosspole looks pretty sweet to go against vehicules or against small vulnerable units.
Never played with bikers so far.