Welcome to Librarium Online!
My local GWS is holding a tournamet, in a post not to long ago I asked for advice and what to get, the thread is called "pointless army advice". Anyway, I have made my decision and they are all built up and painted, excapt one model, my fex.
The rules for the tournament is simple, you get 1 battleforce, and can add a sqaud of anything with a toughness less then 6, no HQ's, and no other tanks/MC's.
i maxed out my troop choices, and got a brood of 6 Ravs' up to 6 warriors just need my carni built.
Now my question is this. Should I got with a CC Fex, or a Ranged Fex, or possibly a hybrid. Keep in mind there is no point limit, and the items other battleforces I am restricted to. The only army I am worried about is the necrons. All the players got another box as there extra unit, and they are up to 40 warriors :cry: . Anyway, keep in mind the restrictions and post your builds and why you think I should use them.
My first bit of advice: Don't hybrid. Even with unlimited points, it's not really worth it.
Now... you're probably going to want to make your 'Fex a ranged monster with Enhanced Senses, Reinforced Chitin, Extended Carapace, Bonded Exoskeleton, Venom Cannon, and Barbed Strangler. Since the points don't matter, I'd also suggest AG (I), AG (WS), and Toxic Miasma to make it difficult for enemies to assault.
You'll see more value from a ranged 'Fex outside of tournament play, too, although if you do go overboard on biomorphs, put them in easily removable places so you can remove them afterwards and paint over where they used to be to save points in normal games.
If you just can't resist the lure of a Close Combat 'Fex, go all out (since again, the points don't matter)... but be aware a CC 'Fex is generally less useful then a ranged shooter.
Also, give your 'Fex Regenerate, at least for this tournament. (don't glue the head in, swap it out later on for a more standard ES / Tusked head). Based on army boxes, about the only force that can cause you a major headache would be Necrons. You might want to take 3 Zoanthropes with Synapse as your "outside squad", just to make sure you've got enough brainpower.
i would go with the sniperfex over the CC fex, the cc fex would work well as a distraction but the sniperfex will help you tear apart some tanks and bigger things from those battle force boxes at a distance
Plus you have a good chance of getting a lot more hits with the barbed strangler. If the necrons are close together at all, they are going to be smashed to pieces. I wouldn't worry about them though as long as you can get the guys with rending into cc. Once you do that, you have won.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey