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I'm playing around with a list that contains units I don't get to play with often. The question has arisen to squad sizes which are best - namely for Warp Spiders.
I don't know whether to take 5, 5+ or 10.
Since were on the topic, what do you guys think the best squad sizes are for various units?
Here's what I'm going with, but any input critique and discussion is greatly appreciated.
Seer Council: 6+
Feel free to add any units you wish / that I've forgotten.
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I personally dont think you need to have all 10 banshees and scorpions. I feel 7-8 banshees with exarch are the way to go (even though i am using 6 in a squad right now) same goes for scorpions.
Of course 10 can work. but i dont think it is neseccary
Obviously it all depends on your total points, but for me, I usually play 1000 pts and I use:
usually 5 Reapers, but 3 can be better, sometimes they scare your opponent less, thus taking less fire
5 Spiders (that's all I own), but I would like to use more, just in case of those doubles rolls on the second jump
for me a bare bones minumin squad of 5 fire dragons in a waveserpent is enough for me to destroy a tank and get out.
Here's what I tend to field
Dragons: 5-6 (usually 5, but if points allow...)
Banshees: 7-8 + Exarch (almost always accompanied by a Doomseer)
Scorpions: 7-8 + Exarch w/ShadowStrike
Spears: Haven't used them yet.
Reapers: 3-4 + Exarch with Tempest Launcher/fast shot/crack shot
Jetbikes: 6-8 + Vypers
Seer Council: 4-5 + Farseer (I also give them all Singing Spears for vehicle hunting)
Warp Spiders: 5-7 + Exarch with dual spinners
I like the slightly larger Warp Spider squad, scares my opponents and helps to ensure they completely wipe out their targets. Add Withdraw and they can even assault to wipe up any survivors.
In my HtH Aspects I always take the Exarch, for their abilities and special weapons. While 10 man/woman squads are great, I prefer to put those points elsewhere (or into an Exarch).
I find that 7-8 models are usually more than sufficient.