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Salem_666
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PostSubject: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 03:39

Would you guys spring for 1 mixed battalion detachment, or 3 patrol detachments to take advantage of the obsessions? Curious on your opinions, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 07:12

I would rarely go for a mixed battalion detachment.
3 patrol detachments were fun, but also have become slightly lackluster since the battlalion gives more cp and is relatively cheap. I nearly always take one nonmixed battlion and some others (sometimes the 3 patrols). A cheap battalion is only 1 HQ and 2 squads more than a patrol, this sounds like a lot, but if using them as alpha strike deterrent and keeping them cheap, you only pay 130-150 points for them. If you take 2 patrols together you just buy 1 squad to get a battalion, practically that means 30-50 points for another squad and another command point. (I don't have any coven so putting two patrols together is for me quite easy)
I find those small units usually still work quite well for objective grabbing and board control. I must admit I play more casual than competetive so while I do like to have a function for each unit, if something is not the most optimal unit it does not bother me that much.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 10:10

Me? Neither, i just play 2 Battalions and a Air Wing, or something like vanguard/spearhead, etc...

Battalions for use are cheap, even at 1k you can do a nice comp list with a battalion and a spearhead or something else.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 10:43

Nope, it's like playing with the Index for me
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 11:55

@Salem_666 wrote:
Would you guys spring for 1 mixed battalion detachment, or 3 patrol detachments to take advantage of the obsessions? Curious on your opinions, thanks!

Neither. The FAQ rendered the 3-Patrol thing garbage, and I've no interest in losing out on Obsessions by running a mixed detachment.

My go-to is a Kabal Battalion as the core of my list, usually with either a Cult outrider or Coven Vanguard supporting it.

2 Battalions is also possible, though at that point I start to struggle with transports a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 12:08

I've just written a list with a Craftworld Battalion and 3 Drukhari Patrols but that's for specific reasons. Normally I would just go with 2 Battalions plus [whatever].

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 16:16

1 Battalion, 1 Air Wing, and usually 1 Spearhead (or Outriders for Wyches, Vanguard for Coven...as I tend to put my lists together, anyways).
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 18:23

Thank you all for your suggestions! I'm seeing some things here I think I'll try out, probably going to leave Wyches out of my list in favor of fitting in more other units I like more. Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Fri Jun 08 2018, 20:13

Flayed Skull Battalion - Prophets or Strife Battalion - Black Heart Spearhead or Airwing
Strife Battalion - Frozen Stars Battalion - Black Heart Spearhead
Black Heart Battalion - Dark Creed or Silent Shroud Battalion - Dreaming Shadow Vanguard
Black Heart Battalion - Soaring Spite Battalion - Red Grief Outrider
Harlequins Battalion - Harlequins Battalion - Black Heart Spearhead or Airwing
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Sat Jun 09 2018, 10:27

200pts I usually choose...

Flayed Skull Batallion
Red Grief Outrider
Prophets of Flesh Spearhead

Sometimes drop the Outrider/Spearhead for a Flayed Skull Air Wing if I'm running 3 flyers.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Sun Jun 10 2018, 19:21

My usual setup is a Black Heart battalion + a Cursed Blade Battalion

i also tried a Poisonned Tongue Airwing for necrotoxin shenanigans, but Black Heart FNP 6+ on the aircrafts is superior imo.
(i'm also thinking about a Silent Shroud harlies deatchment + Dark Creed for some fun)
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Sun Jun 10 2018, 20:32

Dreaming Shadow helps more than Silent Shroud, I think, if you’re bringing Dark Creed. Silent Shroud does what Dark Creed does, but better, so having both is a bit redundant.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Tue Jun 12 2018, 07:28

Just a quick question here

If we take multiple detachments (like raider party from codex) can we mix characters in transports? I mean take succubi and archon in <Kabal> venom for example. I`m think i saw something about this somewhere on the forum, but not sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on detachment types?   Tue Jun 12 2018, 10:26

Yes, you can mix as much as you want.
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