Post by skizoman333 on Aug 24, 2008 9:03:35 GMT -5
i use ratlings. They get +1 to cover saves, and can opt to be pinned instead of fleeing. U also have the advantage of numbers. Even with 2 SW squads, u can only have max 6 snipers, whilst u can take up to ten ratlings. Special weapon squads would be better suited to having demo charges, which if ur using snipers, is completly usless
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Post by deathmonkey93 on Aug 27, 2008 22:08:12 GMT -5
ratlings i even think they are cheaper yes the doctrine point is less diverse ex// special weapon squads you can get sweet melta squads etc and get snipers but i would totally do ratlings if you dont like the models just use regular snipers people wont mind
Just use ratlings, they're sooo much better then the almost-unusable support squads. I'd just use cadian/catachan snipers and use the ratling rules. Say that they have elite sniper training and camo that gives them the ratling special rules.
Post by sniperbob on Sept 28, 2008 20:42:06 GMT -5
I love snipers and ratlings!!! You should get 10 ratlings and 2 niper squads. Usually I like bringing the ratlings up closer than the sniper squads though. Over all it is great being able to pick off enemy players before they can engage you! ;D
Post by sledgehammer on Oct 12, 2008 22:34:26 GMT -5
ratlings are the stupidest models in ig. hopefully with the new codex they'll just combine snipers and ratlings or something...i thought about using snipers as ratlings...but people and the current rule book seem to be so bent on "what you see is what you get" that it would be a headache to have to explain how gay a ratlingh model is every time i play.
Ratlings are annoying, but think about it: you pay 11 points, you get a model with 4 BS, an 36" range weapon that wounds on a 4+ with no armour save. That's intense, and you get 10 of them! Waaaay better than normal snipers!
I take 5 ratlings. And between cadians and catachans there are 5 different sniper models.... convenient no? I've never had anyone give me a problem about using non ratling models. Most people agree that rats look retarded. I've been very happy with their performance too. They're great for killing leaders that aren't wise enough to take a bodyguard. Especially now that we can shoot at any target.
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