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Don't foget its possessed so a 3rd of all hits might not affect it at all. I have had games where I haven't been able to get a single 5 or 6 on a vehicle damage roll no matter how many lascannons I shot. (but thats my luck)

On the other hand its 35!

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True, 35 quid for one model does sting but I think Daemons players are used to paying though the nose, I know I am;

A while back I went out to get things for the house, wandered into GW & bought 15 Plaguebearers, 4 Crushers, 5 Fiends and 2 Greater Daemons in one go... yeah the missus was a bit miffed

But seriously (on topic), if people like them & are convinced they work then they should go for them, even if it means saving up for those few weeks/months longer.
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Don't foget its possessed so a 3rd of all hits might not affect it at all. I have had games where I haven't been able to get a single 5 or 6 on a vehicle damage roll no matter how many lascannons I shot. (but thats my luck)

On the other hand its 35!

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Possessed? Oh, wait, I see. The Daemon rule as it applies to the Grinder lets you ignore Shaken and Stunned (like possessed, I'm guessing).

Yeah, the price tag... that has me leary. One I might be able to swing, but two? Not for a loooong while. Guess that would be all the more reason to mix him with a few other big baddies (greater daemons, which are also expensive, or a DP) that I've already got budgeted in.
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I solved my Soulgrinder finance problem with the help of my LGS. They have deal where if you play 20 minimum-sized (i.e..Starter box, 1k 40k, etc...) games in their store within 4 months, you earn $50 USD of credit there. (Limit 4 games per day.) I play 20 in a month most months and last night I got my first Grinder from this nifty little deal. I'll have 3 in no time...

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Played my friend earlier he had daemons me nids and his soul grinders were great... They shot up my genestealers and Gaunts Until my tyrant got into combat with em ;) but still they made up their points and then some
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I solved my Soulgrinder finance problem with the help of my LGS. They have deal where if you play 20 minimum-sized (i.e..Starter box, 1k 40k, etc...) games in their store within 4 months, you earn $50 USD of credit there. (Limit 4 games per day.) I play 20 in a month most months and last night I got my first Grinder from this nifty little deal. I'll have 3 in no time...
This is a really good idea! I wish UK stores did something similar. I also think a scheme where you get credit for introucing people to the hobby would be a good idea (i.e a one off £10 credit when your friend buys their first army battle force or units to the price of > £50, etc).

As for Grinders. Well yeah, there's no denying they add an edge. Regarding their price... well, we mustn't forget that there are alternative outlets that sell GW products, many at reduced prices.

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when i had my daemon army i ran no less than 3 soul grinders. i would drop 2 on the first turn, and leave one for the other player to worry about. but then i also ran big HQ's as well.

(most games in my shop are no less than 2k.)

personally i think they are one of the best vehicles in the game, as the\y have good weapons, can fleet, and have awsome CC.
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I play Daemons and I say Yay. A soul grinder with phlegm is only 160 points, it can fire both it's template weapon and it's harvester gun at the same time, it deep strikes, it has 5 str 10 attacks on the charge and has fleet, it's str6 flame template clears infantry out of cover, it's practically impossible for enemy infantry to destroy in assault, it's cheaper than your average daemon prince, and in my experience lives longer too.

If you don't like the model, convert it.

I currently field 2 soul grinder's in my army.
They've earned their points a dozen times over, most of the times i've fielded DP's, they've died to mass bolter or shuriken catapult fire. A lucky lascannon shot has to be LUCKY. Mass small arms fire is pretty much a GARUNTEE.
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