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What I want to know is who fields reapers?
What is the most common equipment/options?
And out of all the heavy support choices, who thinks they are worth they extremely pricey point costs?
I'm definitely no expert (my first game is tomorrow ) but it seems to me that they are just too pricey and limited in scope compared to the other heavy support choices. Wraithlords can be fitted to a number of different roles, and look awesome. Fire Prisms, although they can be rendered useless if their prism gets blown up, can still drop pie plates of marine death when you link them, or do tank hunting with the single-prism focused shot. Falcons can transport a small team of Fire Dragons or other small unit while still being fitted with heavy weapons.
I field a unit of 5 with no upgrades, its 10 dice that say your marine squad are dead. I dont have a lot of grav tanks yet but The Blue Oyster were wrong when they sang dont fear the reaper. They are easy to hide, and draw a good amount of survivable fire. Course they are rubbish against vehicles.
They are really for only those that cannot afford tanks. The are good on paper but the points cost cannot be justifed if you have other options. Eldar have some great heavy support options which take away the use of reapers.
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It's all about the exarch, the tempest launcher and fast shot is just to good to pass up. Half the time my squad doesn't even have to fire. Be it against ork, marines, guard...take your pick. Between a doomed bottle necked ork squad and my exarch I've managed to kill an ENTIRE ork mob in a single shooting phase without breaking a sweat. I absolutely love em.
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Never used 'em. Its not that they're bad in any sense, its just that there are better things to put in a heavy slot.
3 or 4 in squad, tempest launcher crack shots almost in every list
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I like a squad of 5 standard reapers, they can do so much to 3+ save units. However that is it 3/4+ saves units they eat anything else there a waste against really.
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i bring them for a change when i get bored of what i usually take.
they always cause havoc though