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I need help deciding how many fire warrior units i should have in my list. Im not sure how good they are for their pts, that being 140p, what else should i get? Thanks for the help.
I think 4. 3 and an honour guard if you decide to take an ethereal.
Sry, forgot to mention, the choices are either 2 or three
hahaha sorry necro found it funny. You ask how many FW work for everyone then you limit us to 2 or 3 squads? Yeah, ummm with those limitations it's kinda hard bro. What are you going for? An army that destroys all comers? A specialized army? It's really hard to say man.
If I'm working with only fire warriors I at least have 4 full squads. By the end of the game on the average i've sacrificed at least two squads in order to hold the line or what not.
I play against ALOT of CC armies, so what I usually do is have 1-2 squads full w/ photon grenades and bonded, and another 2 with no upgrades except transports. I use the first squad as a fire platform (also known as yummy targets for baddies) and slog them to the objective. I'll take the rest of my army and pretty much fight around those 24 FW. Alternatively I take away 12 of the non-transported firewarriors and replace them w/ 20-40 kroot depending on the size of the game. I do use kroot form something other than CC and that's guess what? FIRING!!! I don't care what you say, u got 3 fw squads and 2 full kroot squads thats 76 shots, heaven helps them if i get into rapid fire range. I don't care who you are and what your armor saves are, than many shots, you're failing armor saves.
Welcome to Tau bro, expect your firewarriors to be the backbone of your army. I've seen people field 84 firewarriors, 6 squads of 12 and the ethereal honor guard. Put out that many shots, even IG players will think twice when they try to shanghai china swarm you.
Well, in my current list, I have 6 squads of 12 Fire Warriors, 130 points each. XD
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It really depends on the kind of list you want to play. Fire Warriors are very assaultable, and a smart/fast opponent will get you into cc no matter what you do. Its easy to go and take 7 squads of FWs, but boards are only so big, and when the templates start flying and jump packs start roaring, be prepared to take casualties.
At least, that's foot-slogging FWs. By taking foot sloggers, you'll almost always have enough points leftover for some decent support for those FWs. If you throw in a devilfish or two, then the game changes. Your FW squad goes from being a sit/scoot 'n shoot firebase to a very mobile unit capable of dispensing a large amount of S5 shots where it hurts (See "Fish of Fury"). However, this makes the unit almost twice as expensive, so don't plan on taking 6 squads.
In the end, it all depends on how much you love FWs. Try them out and see how you like to play them.
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