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Every friday night my friends and i get together and play 1 vs 1 vs 1 games with 1000 point limit. my army is well over 3k points so i constantly try out new things and see what works for me.
last night i opted to bring a squad of 5 harlequins with yriel attached to them to see what kind of havoc they could cause.
they move around the field ripping squads apart being supported by tank fire, taking no causulties and wiping out tac marines and hq's left and right. they get up to a razorback, blow it up, and take 4 casulties from the explosion.
i spent 88 points killing a 40 point model.
my poor harlequins.
Fusion Pistols... They can help to to avoid that very problem. I've had the same thing happen to a 10 man squad of harlequins only 6 ended up falling.
you actually willingly took harlequins?..............wow, thats a first
What is wrong with the Harlequins... I take two 10 man squads in my games, and have performed well in most cases. They have the same number of attack as scorpions with potential rending for those monstrous creatures. They can only be spotted at a max of 24" so foot slugging is an option, and they ignore cover if you need to run through a forest.
Harlies are a good unit but they are extremely expensive and very fragile. Ever seen a Drop pod land next to harlies? It doesn't look pretty when the shooting is done. I feel that harlies hunting AV seems kind of odd, let the rest of your army deal with AV harlies are for hunting MCs and HQs, or just throwing attacks at what ever is left.
fusion pistol is not for tank hunting, but for popping those annoying rhino's and then laying waste to the troops inside of it
it was the last turn, i had the game won, it was a capture mission and he had nothing close. i actually had a fire prism a couple feet from the razorback but the harlies had nothing else to do so i said screw it.
i have had nothing but amazing success with harlies to date. my friends fear them.
I always try to field some harlies. Ignoring terrain, Shadowseer invis, FC and HnR, with the same amount of attacks as scorpies AND rending, the only other thing they need is a good AS/IS
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Harlies are good. But let's be honest, you need a Shadowseer to make them REALLY good. I don't usually take them tbh because Howling Banshees are pretty much just as good at what Harlies do as Harlies are and putting them in a Wave Serpent fulfils essentially the same role as a Shadowseer, just not in quite the same way
I can see the attraction to them however, fusion pistols are good for destroying the occasional Rhino and Razorback and then you can assault the troops inside and annihilate them