I'm loving all this feedback by the way guys, this is wicked. Really expanding my thinking.
Erm... how? Rippers can't even hurt a Wraithlord, am I right? Even if they've got Poison, Wraithlords have two Flamers + another gun, and Str 10 striking at the same time/before you do. Again, Rippers can't hurt a Land Speeder even if they did hit it. Daemon Prince, maybe (with lucky rolls) but it IDs you, strikes before you, and at such a high WS that you hit back on 5s.
Yeah what Maiden said, toxin sacks for the Wraithlord (He didnt flame them because I'd never killed a wraithlord before, never mind with RIPPERS), Adrenal glands for the land speeder (I couldnt get a destroyed result, but I got so many weapon destroyed/imobilised results that he ran out of things to break) and the Daemon prince, yeah... maybe it was luck, but then in a game based on dice rolls, I'm ok with that : )
...actually, now I think about it, I think the Daemon Prince was in combat with a Pyrovore left over from the turn before, so he tried to kill that... missed with 2 attacks and rolled snake eyes to wound! Even if he had killed it... 1 pyrovore was still all he was killing, my rippers were happy to finish him off. he may have been down to 2 wounds from a previous fight too... but a kill is a kill.
Carnifex - Personally I think I'd rather use 1 TL devourer and a stranglethorn. Force a pinning test at -1 LD per casualty, sign me up.
Sorry Lord Azune, although I DO like where your coming from, its not -1 per kill... it just caps at -1. clever idea though, I'll think of that combination even if its not off the same model.
A few of you mentioned about using lictors vs tanks... you know it never even crossed my mind, but it certainly will in future. Also I may just use it with the sole purpose of killing or just drawing fire from my friends broadside (I hate that broadside).
Feeling a lot better about how I use some of these, nice to hear that people have used some of them well in the past.
a cunning opponant will simpy kill off the gants and force No Retreat! wounds on the Fex. It seems obvious but I have made that mistake and the Fex paid for it with his life...
I never, ever, EVER make this mistake Tatsumaki... its almost impossible. Ever since I discovered the 'Fearless Loophole' by nievely popping out some Termagants to help out my Tervigon, committing suicide as a result... this has been a subject of much interrest to me. With some friends I play a 'resolving individual unit combat results' house rule, to avoid the insanity I associate with the Fearless Loophole. I played the rule with some other people but they keep saying it was easier with the standard rules (which it wasnt any easier, but they obviously think I'm trying to get an advantage and are too polite to accuse me of it), so I said fine, so long as I know that putting them in the same fight will unfairly kill my monsterous creatures... I'll avoid that situation at all costs.
...Thanks for the warning though, shame I had to lose the hard way ; )