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so what happened? ive literally seen them nowhere, theres no tacticas on them and ive never seen them in army lists, are they a new no go zone unit?

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and ive never seen them in army lists
If you haven't seen them in any lists then perhaps you haven't been looking very hard:

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121787
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121758
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121713 (Your list)
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121596
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121303
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121223
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121141
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120963
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120362
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120877
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120974
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120829
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120863
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120864
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=120844

Thats about fourteen lists all containing terminators, all on the first page of the chaos marine lists section (fifteen if we include that one kill team list.)

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I still try to field ten or twenty when points allow. Accept no substitute. Then again, I dont tournament.

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Don't have the models for them... yet. I look forward to running MoT termis w/ 2LCs and combi-meltas + power axes/chainfists eventually, though.

I'm on the verge of reaching them in the comprehensive codex tactica I'm writing; the Elites section is actually an overdue post at this point.

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They don't get much attention because the tactics that apply to them apply generally to most terminators with some minor exceptions. That and they are generally considered a meh unit in competitive settings. So in summation they get little attention from hard core competitive tactics, while at the same time being general enough to not attract terrible amounts of interest from casual gamers (They are kinda just there). However back last edition they did have a bunch of niche tactics due to reliable deep striking with combi-weapons, but as that is gone so is much of the reason to discuss them independent of the same old tactics used for any terminator. So in short people still use them, but there is so little to talk about that you hardly see them come up in forums.


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Don't have the models for them... yet. I look forward to running MoT termis w/ 2LCs and combi-meltas + power axes/chainfists eventually, though.

I'm on the verge of reaching them in the comprehensive codex tactica I'm writing; the Elites section is actually an overdue post at this point.
i just dug up my 4 man termie squad from 5th edition to go with my typhus model:
MoT w/ 3 Pairs of LCs and one with Heavy flamer and Chainfist which the rules dont allow now (has to be 5 man for heavy flamer) which is a bit upsetting, im thinking of changing their mark to nurgle for the added toughness, but im still scratching my head as to what to do with the heavy flamer terminator...

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but im still scratching my head as to what to do with the heavy flamer terminator...
How about keep it? All thats preventing you from using him is the need for one more terminator, so you can't make some minor adjustments to your list to get another guy in? With the mark of Tzeentch or Nurgle thats still less than forty points you need to make.

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How about keep it? All thats preventing you from using him is the need for one more terminator, so you can't make some minor adjustments to your list to get another guy in? With the mark of Tzeentch or Nurgle thats still less than forty points you need to make.
i would however, the idea was for typhus to accompany the 4 terminators in a land raider :\

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i would however, the idea was for typhus to accompany the 4 terminators in a land raider :\
Ah well, when they are supposed to be in a land raider with Typhus then there is indeed a problem. Maybe consider an alternate list, one which makes use of your guard for Typhus and a second unit of terminators for the heavy flamer?

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Ah well, when they are supposed to be in a land raider with Typhus then there is indeed a problem. Maybe consider an alternate list, one which makes use of your guard for Typhus and a second unit of terminators for the heavy flamer?
yeah thats definately a possibility, have to do a bit of thinking on it i reckon
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