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PostSubject: experience with scalpel squadron    Thu Dec 17 2015, 18:19

I really think about building one but what are your experiences with them so far?
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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Thu Dec 17 2015, 18:30

They are more durable than is commonly believed. They don't have a lot of firepower, but the total null deployment option they open is amazing.

8/10, will run in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Thu Dec 17 2015, 18:46

I used to run two in every list. 4 venom and 4 ossefactors tended to do a pretty good job of scoring first blood for the extra victory points.

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Fri Dec 18 2015, 09:53

Depends what you want them for - I certainly wouldn't hold out any hopes of them getting the d3 VPs for First Blood.
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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Fri Dec 18 2015, 11:28

@The Shredder wrote:
Depends what you want them for - I certainly wouldn't hold out any hopes of them getting the d3 VPs for First Blood.

^ This

They are for null-deployment, the rest is a welcome bonus but nothing I would count on or buy multiples for. Besides you still ahev a 33% chance to get as much VP as you would have gotten anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Fri Dec 18 2015, 11:41

I did manage First Blood on the one occasion I used the Scalpel Squadron but I was lucky enough to be able to DS behind a unit of 10 Cultists. Even then it was a close call and took both Venoms and both squads of Wracks!

I rolled a 1 on the D3 Sad

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Fri Dec 18 2015, 12:06

@Count Adhemar wrote:
I rolled a 1 on the D3 Sad

And this is why random VPs need to go die in a fire.
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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Fri Dec 18 2015, 12:09

Did you buy guns for the Wracks, count?

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Fri Dec 18 2015, 13:42

Yeah, they had Ossefactors. Good thing too!

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Sat Dec 19 2015, 00:09

I also haven't obtained good results from this formation. These days I just use either Grotesquerie or Dark Artisan when I'd like to use a coven formation.

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Sat Dec 19 2015, 01:42

I love me the Corpsethief or Grotesquery. Both super fun awesome times

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Sun Dec 20 2015, 09:50

possibly a dumb question but - What's a scalpel squadron

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Sun Dec 20 2015, 10:05

A Coven Formation.

You get 2 units of Wracks - both of which have to take a Venom, and which must enter play by deep strike. But, they arrive automatically from reserves on turn 1.

Also, if either of the squads (or their venoms) get First Blood, you get d3 VPs instead of 1.
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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Sun Dec 20 2015, 10:22

Well that's not as cheesy as it should be. I think it should also make the Venoms free. (jkjk)

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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Sun Dec 20 2015, 10:32

@Lord_Alino wrote:
Well that's not as cheesy as it should be. I think it should also make the Venoms free. (jkjk)

You mean as compensation for their passengers? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: experience with scalpel squadron    Sun Dec 20 2015, 10:43

@The Shredder wrote:
@Lord_Alino wrote:
Well that's not as cheesy as it should be. I think it should also make the Venoms free. (jkjk)

You mean as compensation for their passengers? Wink

Yeah obviously. Those wracks are quite expensive.

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