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Cheap and expendable, and fairly capable too.
Some people moan about the weakness of the Splinter Rifle and say it is as bad as the Lasgun, but they forget that Warriors are BS4 and the rifle has AP 5 - this makes it considerably more deadly.
The best use of Warrior Squads IMO is either as a 'Sniper Squad' (10 Warriors, 2 Dark Lances) or as a large 20 strong unit with Splinter Cannons and Blasters.
Raider Squads are versatile and have good damage potential, but under 4th ed rules they are a lot more vulnerable than they used to be. They still remain a very good choice however.
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the fact that you get a 20 strong unit with 2 SC and 2 Blasters for 190 points is awesome
ive outnumbered DHs 84 to 18 and crushed em with mass fire
what a long strange trip its been
I have to agree I like the SC/blaster 20 man squad although I also tend to add a sybarite with poison blades, you make it across the board with say 15 still in tact (its just DE footsloggers attitude form opponent) Fire 8 SC shots, 2 Blaster shots and rapid fire 22 splinter rifle shots and suddenly 'just DE footsloggers' have taken out a tac squad WITH SHOOTING! Then to 'neutralise you he charges you with something and you;ve got a guy int heir with 2 attacks that go first and wound on 2+! (assuming your fighting anyone but Eldar or nids you go first anyway)
My army is strengh is overwhelming squads 60 troops total in my de army. I love crushing the enemy with our splinter weapons!
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I think gainst marines we lose horrible in terms of standard warriors. With the heavy weapons its a plus, as the dark lances are great. I think its more of a intimidation factor with the warriors as we can have so many. Kinda like the orks, but we actually have troops that can fight. I never really like the actual models, and their stats with the loss of a str and toughness made me dislike them.
8 points, its pretty worth it though, a dark lance squad is a very effective unit, especially in cover its crazy. Dreads and stuff go down quite easily actually.
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as an IG player, i am VERY jealous of DE warriors i mean for 2 more points you get a better BS,WS,FoF,Ini,gun and can have 2 HW in a squad?!?!
yeah, i agree, pound for pound the DE warrior is the best troop in the game. one could argue SoB are up there... and perhaps Necron Warriors... but i still say DE warrior takes the prize.