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depends on whether or not you know you'll be able to get into combat with the four or five models(cant remember the number off the top of my head) personally i'd rather take one attack at full strength then risk taking the option of getting only one attack at half strength, i know the full strength can kill, dont know if the half strength will or not. So i go for the mace tail
Scyth tail. Why do you need another st 9-10 attack vs a decent number of guys. The whole point of the tails is that if you are faced with several opponents, you can get more attacks. I would prefer more attacks that still penetrate armor than one big one that may just miss.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
my question to you Warrior47 what happens when you roll and get one attack with that tail and miss then your in the same shoes as me
Mace Tail does statistically better vs. MEQs. Scythe Tail does better vs. GEQs. Between the two... if you have to take a tail weapon, you're usually better off with Scythe Tail (lightly armored troops tend to be cheaper and more numerous than heavily armored ones), but they rarely (if ever) see much use anyway because you can't use them on the first turn you assault.
My advice is for Mace Tail, just because it's more reliable and does a number on Assault Marines.
Last edited by PoptartsNinja; October 31st, 2006 at 04:03.
Totally agree with you.
The tail only comes into effect if 5 or more models are touching you Carnifexs base! Right?
This happens because the enemy has large numbers and therefore the models are cheep and weak and are just as easily killed by a strength 5 hit as a 10 one,
I would rather the chance of 3 extra attacks to rid the mass of models that are trying to bog you down, then to just have one totally over kill attack.:rolleyes:
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There's also the chance with the scythe tail (a 1/3 chance) that you will only get one attack,
Mace tail guarantees you one str 9 or 10 attack. If im either guaranteed 1 str 9 (or 10) attack, or i can get a chance at getting at the most 3 at str 4 (it rounds down kids) then ima go with mace tail in most situations.
Last edited by TCLeadTpt09; October 31st, 2006 at 13:11.
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LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
Mace tail, becasue there's a chance that you wont use your tail weapon at all during the game. I always play 1500+ point games with a CC fex and the tail weapon doesn't always come into effect. Its true the scythe is better, but the mace is nearly as good, and costs less. The str.5 scythe tail sounds good, but do you guys really want TS on a carnifex?