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Just a quick question, I thought I'd draw on the magnificent wisdom of you guys for what to do with the last 26 points in my current army list.
I don't have any more models I can field for that amount of points, so I was wondering which mutations you'd recommend. I have a 10 species army, so only my Hormagaunts, Spinegaunts, Leaping Rippers and Genestealers can afford a mutant, and they can each have a maximum of one more (Hive Nodes already counted). The options available are...
- Rending Claws Ripper
Since the rippers are leaping, it would make sense to tool one of them up like this, and for 6 pts it's a real bargain.
- More Hive Nodes
Security? I'm likely to come up against a sniper (Vindicare) at some point, and it's vaguely irritating when half your army charges in the wrong direction...
- Exceptional Size
Either 1 Genestealer or 1 Gaunt or 1 Ripper. The Genestealer would be S5 T5, so it'd be a great evil if I was able to use it well. But it could always end up on the wrong end of some Tau firepower, and go down the drain.
- Lash whips Gaunts
6 pts a go, and great for keeping down the number of attacks back at the gaunts squads. Lots of gaunts + fewer attacks back = longer lasting Gaunt combats.
- Rending claws Gaunts
Gives them the chance to pop a Rhino as they pass it by.
- Weapons mutant Gaunts with Spike Rifle/Strangleweb
Is only 1 Spike Rifle/Strangleweb gonna be effective on its own? Using the weapon costs the gaunts their FoC roll.
- Something different.
Psychic Scream for my Tyrant perhaps? Add a 1pt upgrade (FleshHks, AG, EC) for one gaunt brood? Or just re-sort my list so I can fit a Lictor in there?
Your opinion is much valued
I'd probably choose RC Weaponbeasts, whether Gaunts or Rippers I leave up to You.
"The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."
ya that sounds like the best bet but I would go with the Rippers cause man they can deal out the damage when needed even if they are hurt by template weapons.
GO with the rippers