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In another forum we were having a heated debate on which was better warrior squads on foot or on a raider.
i personally prefere squads on foot but whats your opinion :o
I have no Raiders, so I have nothing to compare with. As long as there is enough terrain, foot troops are fine. I have two 14 man Warrior squads each led by a Sybarite with Agonizer/Pistol, 2x Cannon, a Blaster and a Shredder. 14 seems enough to soak bolter fire from 6-10 marines, once. And as long as this troop is in with at least one other assaulting unit, they can take out a squad of marines, and disable a tank.
Would be nice to get some Raiders though, just for comparison.
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i dont like to use my warriors as assaulters (mainly bc the only people i play are necron and BA, which will both shred standard warriors).
my warrior sqaud setup is always either
8 warriors w/ rifles and 2 with lances
1 raider with 4 regular warriors and 1 lancer
the 1st one is ncie because you get a lot of meat shields and you can hide em in cover, but you cant move and shoot. The latter is nice bc they are "shielded" by a raider and can still fire the ship mounted dark lance if they move...if they are shot down though, they're all pretty much toast.
I usually take one 15 man foot squad and the rest is as many raider squads as I can fit in the points. My motto is "Everybody rides, stay in the truck as long as you can." Even though the raider is flying tinfoil, your opponent has to shoot it before he can target your squads directly.
On the other hand, with the trial vehicle rules, when the Raider gets shot down, your raider squad is now pinned, really limiting its effectiveness. On the gripping hand, I've had great fun flying around tyranid swarms shooting every weapon out of my raider at them, thinning them down for the eventual HTH battle.
I prefere raider squads w/ night shield and dark lancer on board can you say too far away
Large foot squads can mount soo much weaponry soo gooooooooooooooooood
use both! have a raider squad with splinter cannon, shredder or blaster, (dpepnding on who you are about to whoop) sybarite with poison blades or agoniser (again depending on who you will whoop) and thats it. then have a 20-man warrior squad with 2 dark lances and 2 blasters. that owns the tin cans. remeber, the more raiders you have, the more likely your opponent will lose. and don't cry when a raider is shot down, they're only 55 points.
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