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What is it with people's fascnations with sticking guns on carnifexes. Well they are very good and effective, BUT for less point I like to put on 2 pairs of scything talons so as to gain+2 attacks. That with extended carapace makes my carnifex the most electrifying model in close combat attacks. Seeing as the Nids are a close combat army why not go all out? Guns are overrated is what im trying to say, he draws just as much firepower as ons with guns and he can do a lot more in close combat. Thats just my take on the whole thing...do you guys use Carnifexes like i do too?
well, this is what the old carnifex was like (plus a butt ugly model
well, I like to equip him with one weapon, plus scything talons. the extra attack lost is made up for his ability to smash asunder lots o fun things on the few rounds it takes him to get into cc. otherwise, he's just looking stupid standing there, trying to get into cc, like the hormagaunts, only they leap!
The carifex is a tank killer, not a tank or infantery shooter...
So do what he's made for, kill tanks and other people in close combat, lots of attacks and much strength...
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well, as a tank killer, ok, but I seldom face opponents fielding all tanks. so for the rest, I'd rather have a winged hive tyrant with 2 scything talons (he get's on more attack than the fex, and he flies! plus yoiu can take a nifty psychich effect for him to use until he reaches cc.
remember, each round spent trying to close with the enemy, is [insert points cost] wasted that round. that's how I see it anyways...
have u guys imagined a carnifex with 2 BARBED STRANGLERS?! guess not... 4 shots S8 ord blasts, imagine what that can do...
My Hive Tyrant is just like that CryoGen. Thats the beauty because my gaounts get into cc and the only thing the enemy can do i wait until the big hurt comes to finish them off! HAHAHA!!
Send gaunts on them, with stealers behind to be blocked from Line of Sight, and then go with like hive tyrant with 2 venoms? or maybe carni with 2 barbes? :twisted:
A model can use only one ranged weapon per turn, so it is pointless to give it two ranged weapons, except for versatility (that's very expensive and often not worth the points though). A model even cannot have the same weapon twice.
A barbed strangler is assault 1, not assault X.
versatility?! What's that? well well... but why does it say barbed strangler 35/40 pts or something? And in the codex it says choose 2 wpns, doesn't it mean the first costs 35 and the second 40?
The second value is for the case that the fex has toxin sacs or exceptional size, you use it if you have a S10 fex.
I don't remember where it is written that you may not have the same weapon twice (with scything talons being an exception), but you definitely may only use one ranged weapon per turn, so two stranglers are pointless.
Versatility is the ability to fight different types of targets. A strangler works well against light infantry, a venom cannon works well against tanks. With both weapons, you can fight both types of enemies very well, at least in ranged combat. But that's very expensive and usually not worth the points - better use only one ranged weapon and a set of scythes.