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Well, I'm not entirley sure about them as far as thier performance on the table, but I like them.
Their art really sold them for me, their long-limbed slenderness and drug infused spine-hump made them look, truwe to thier name, grotesque (and then there's the matter of it cleaving a orks head in half).
Anyway, I was wondering what everyone else thought of them. Considering they pretty much need a Haemonculi in order to stop them hightailing it they are very expensive, but S:6 T:5 I:5 three wounds and feel no pain make them a durable hunk of meat with strong attacks (and a Liquifier) that almost offset thier lack of power weapons. I'm taking four with an ancient Haem in a raider. While they Liquify the opposition, the Haem drops a portal, then they all assault together, the haem using a angoniser to rid a few wounds before the Grotesques attack.
So, what do others think of them? Anyone had the chance to use them?
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Don't forget that if you want that Strength6, you'll be needing Urien Rakarth in your list, he's quite the points investment so I'd only really bother with them in a coven list geared around him. If you put him or a regular haemy with them, then use his ability to give them an extra pain token, they'll be starting the game with the full set, and getting a massive str7 on the charge. Out of a wwp or raider assault they'll make for some very nasty anti-armour in combat! Just don't charge terminators etc., though anything else, even walkers (not soulgrinders mind) is fair game.
If only they could have a power weapon... if only.
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I think the S6 he was talking about took FC from the second pain token into account, since he also mentioned I5. I like the Grots a lot and as soon as I get the models done I'll be using 4 in a raider with a haemie and possibly an archon/succubus for an extra agonizer.
To me the cost for 4 of them with upgrades (165 the way I'll be playing them) is roughly equal to a unit of bloodbrides or incubi. And with their high T and the wound allocation tricks you can pull with them they're more durable than either of the other two in a good number of circumstances.
That said, I don't see them as a hyper competitive unit, but they add some flavor to your list and are certainly playable.
The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. Bring them understanding of the power of ourselves through our strength and their fear. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all fragments will be smashed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be consumed