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The Shredder
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PostSubject: Beast Pack Escort?   Thu Dec 10 2015, 12:08

Hi chaps, a couple of questions regarding Beast Packs:

1) I suspect this has been asked before, but what are they like at the moment? I know they're not as good as they were in 5th, but I didn't use them in 5th so I haven't got much of a comparison. Razz

2) Do you think they could work as an escort for a (jetbike) Corsair Prince? He'll have a Voidblade (S5 AP3, Rending) and will be a Lv1 Psyker with Divination. He can also have a Shimmershield to give the entire unit a 5++. Could this make for a decent melee unit?
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PostSubject: Re: Beast Pack Escort?   Thu Dec 10 2015, 12:27

Razorwings have been beaten severely with the nerf stick and are not worth considering. Khymerae aren't bad and already have a 5++ so you could save in the Shimmershield. Clawed Fiends with a 5++ might be worth it but I'd rather have Grots!

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PostSubject: Re: Beast Pack Escort?   Thu Dec 10 2015, 12:49

@Count Adhemar wrote:
Razorwings have been beaten severely with the nerf stick and are not worth considering. Khymerae aren't bad and already have a 5++ so you could save in the Shimmershield. Clawed Fiends with a 5++ might be worth it but I'd rather have Grots!

Fair enough. The reason I'm not considering Grots (or Incubi, for that matter) is with Corsairs I finally have access to an HQ who can take Jet Pack or a Jetbike, and I intend to savour that. Wink

Would Reaver Jetbikes be a better escort, do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Beast Pack Escort?   Thu Dec 10 2015, 13:04

Reavers are a decent cc unit with the HoW attacks and Hit & Run, and the Prince would add to that but I think I'd still prefer a Craftworld Autarch, due to the Banshee Mask. Prince not a bad option though, especially as a psyker.

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PostSubject: Re: Beast Pack Escort?   Thu Dec 10 2015, 13:27

@Count Adhemar wrote:
Reavers are a decent cc unit with the HoW attacks and Hit & Run, and the Prince would add to that but I think I'd still prefer a Craftworld Autarch, due to the Banshee Mask.

Ah, okay. In that case I'll just use one of the units from the Corsair book as an escort.

Thanks for your help.
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PostSubject: Re: Beast Pack Escort?   Thu Dec 10 2015, 13:34

I've not yet got my hands on the Corsair book so it's hard to say whether beasts or reavers might be a better option than anything else in there.

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PostSubject: Re: Beast Pack Escort?   Thu Dec 10 2015, 14:44

Clawed fiends would be a pretty good escort in my opinion. 4 for 120 isn't a huge investment and with the shimmer shield it's a fairly tough, fast unit that packs a pretty good punch, but is still small enough to be hide-able. They also don't care too much about overwatch from anything besides Scythe-guard (or a full tau army).
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