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are the extra points to give your tomb Spyder a particle projector worth it?
It isn't any extra points. In my printing of the codex at least.
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well, its not a matter of points, its a free "upgrade". The deal is you lose 1 CC attack if you take the Particle Projector. The question becomes, "is it worth losing the CC attack to take the PP.
The TS has a horible BS. He'll need 5s to hit. His WS skill sucks too but because the Melee chart is more forgiving he'll hit on 4s. Since the TS is typically used as a counter charge, I'd say it's better to keep the claw vs. taking a PP.
Indeed, particle projectors on Tomb Spyders are free. What I would like to know is if you are fielding lots of duplicate units in your army. Because the Spyders themselves aren't worth it if you aren't :sleep:
Granted, if you are taking Spyders, Particle projectors are AP3... The only problem with loading up on particle proj. spyders is that the gun's range is only 12". Good luck actually catching marines with that.
In the spirit of Necrons (easier to kill in CC mostly) many enemies will close on your army in an attempt to bring powerweapons and such into use (especially in small games where our expensive CC units are unaffordable and the low cost Tomb spyder is an option). As such Pekhov is correct in that Tombspyders are a good counter charge in that an enemy may charge Necron warriors who are then teleported away and replaced by charging tombspyders, and as the Particle projector is an assault weapon it will not affect the ability of the Tomb spyder to charge.
Basically it comes down to this, against a marine, a tomb spyder with a particle projector will kill 1.85 marines (including firing and charging) while a close combat Tombspyder will kill 1.66 marines (also on the charge), so overall it works out to about the same, except the PP allows you to fire when you may be just out of charge range, where a CC Tomb spyder would get no attacks at all.
Last edited by The vampire Lestat; July 20th, 2006 at 10:54.
I always think the particle projector is worth it.
Even on BS2 you are getting 3 shots and then 2 or more CC attacks.
It just gives you a means of killing some marines before they hit your lines.
The way i see it is that even though it had a VERY bad BS, there is still a chance of getting 5 attacks all together whereas normally you can only get 3. Even if it does fail most of the time you could get lucky and kill 5 marines!
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Also another good thing about the PP is that you can kill some SM before you assault them which is very nice espically since they almost always will attack before.
Is it me or does any other necron player get annoyed when they see people saying "Necrons eat souls". How is that even possible as souls are part of the warp and necrons want nothing to do with it? Eh probaly me just me being picky.
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definatly take a particle projector.......ap3 and 3 shots...
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