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PostSubject: Best use for PL based games   Wed Apr 25 2018, 19:26

So I'm joining a local escalation league that starts at 25PL. I've never played power points and imagine that Marines with all their free weapon upgrades are going to annihilate most other people. What units should I be using to take advantage of the Power Level way of list building?


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PostSubject: Re: Best use for PL based games   Wed Apr 25 2018, 22:32

Blast pistols on every Sybarite and Hekatrix. Kabalite and witch squads are fantasic for PP games since they're 2PP each and can each bring a special weapon of your choice.
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PostSubject: Re: Best use for PL based games   Wed Apr 25 2018, 23:08

PP as in Power Levels? I only seen others say "PL"

Always max out every option for PL, 10man units can get 2 Blasters, DL, Agoniser, PGL for 4PL vs 2PL for 1 less blaster and 1 less DL.

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PostSubject: Re: Best use for PL based games   Thu Apr 26 2018, 01:03

Sorry, yes, PL. Ravager good value @ 7PL?
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PostSubject: Re: Best use for PL based games   Thu Apr 26 2018, 01:18

@Hellstrom wrote:
Sorry, yes, PL. Ravager good value @ 7PL?

Maybe, i havent done the math on PL breakpoints,

A Raider is 5PL and comes with
1 Discannon
PGL
Shock prow
Splinter Racks
Chain snares
Grisly trophies

10 man kabal for 4PL comes with
Blast pistol
PGL
2 Blasters/Shredders
1 DL/SC
Melee Weapon

With the 10man Kabal unit, thats 9PL, im not sure if thats better than 7PL for a Ravager, you know what i mean?


i just know Kabals wants to be PL4 for the 2 Blasters/DL/Blast pistol/PGL/Melee Weapon.

Trueborns are also really strong, for 1more PL (5) they can have 4 Blasters and 1 DL, or 2 DL and 3 Blasters. (or Shredders/Splinter cannons).

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PostSubject: Re: Best use for PL based games   Thu Apr 26 2018, 04:05

The Developer FAQ months ago described that Power Level is the average of all the weapon loadouts that a squad can take. That means if a squad has a power level of 5 without any special weapons, and 7 power level with a bunch of special weapons, then their actual power level value will be 6.

This means of course that any squad that can outfit most of their members with special weapons is inherently under priced in the current rulings and can be spammed to create essentially 75 PL for a 50 PL setting.

So if you're looking to cheese? Scourge. Scourge all the way.

Other honorable mentions are Reavers, Grotesques (How many liquifiers can you fit!) and Talos/Cronos.

I also always self-less plug when I make posts on Power Level threads.:
 

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PostSubject: Re: Best use for PL based games   Thu Apr 26 2018, 14:04

With models being mostly glued together... I've found PL games aren't really that different than points. Sure, some folks will add in extra guns here or there that aren't typically used in matched play, but they all seem to be within +/-10%. If you're playing someone if exactly the same skill it may matter, but I suspect the matchups are rarely that balanced anyway.

For PUG, escalation leagues, new players, stuff like that, PL seems to be pretty good.

So really any unit that you would bring in points will still be fine in power levels. Just stick to the 5 or 10 squad size if you're very concerned.
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PostSubject: Re: Best use for PL based games   Thu Apr 26 2018, 14:11

All my Scourges are fitted with Haywire :'( Stupid 7th Ed ....
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