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Default Units you love and wish could be good

Their models may be nice, their special rules may be unique, they may even have some great background, but they're just no good. They cost too much, their weapon options are too limited, and they're useless in all but a few specialized circumstances. If only they were better, more playable! If only!

We've all got units like this. What's yours?

I really wish Chaos Raptors were better. Demonic, winged marines, swooping about like birds of prey, shattering the enemy's morale, cutting chunks out of their battle lines, how cool is that? Unfortunately, they're little more than overpriced, dumbed-down assault marines. What little use they do have can be summed up by having them deep strike, hopefully pop a tank, and die. I remember last edition, they could cause -2 Ld to the enemy in assault, and could even Hit and Run, but those days are past. Maybe in the future, they'll be the elite drop troops they were destined to be, but not in this edition, it looks like.
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Flayed ones.

Awesome fluff awesome look (except the new ones) and they just scream insanity.


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Swooping hawks and Vypers. Eldar are supposed to have good fast attack so give us some good fast attack!
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Ethereals - I just wish he wouldn't insta-kill my entire army if I were to field him.
Any Tau special Character- All neat, but all worthless.
XV-25 Stealth Suit- It just needs a better weapon. I have no idea why these wouldn't have rail rifles. Oh yeah, cause then they'd be awesome.

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Chaos Lords. Seriously, there was a time when such a thing invoked fear, delivered rape by the tanker-load and took it upon himself to be the King Badass of an army of Badassery. These days it's "lol buy a DP". At the least they should confer Fearless to the Unit they Join.

Raptors should be Assault-marines; but on suped-up Cocaine powered Steroids made out of Murder. I'd like to see 2 Attacks base with Power-weapons on a per-model basis and Fearless. Goddam I'll just say I want the whole Chaos dex to be Fearless. I mean, they work with the creatures of nightmares, worshipping beings who live to Terrorize and make and are formed out of an army of guys who are meant to fear nothing as they are fear incarnate - but no, Terminators and Marines are afraid of things if they have such association.

Otherwise I'd like to see Ogryns and rattlings seeing more play and the good old Carnifex as an example of "Don't mess with this dude", but I can't think of what to wish for.

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im just gonna fast forward this to "everything that sucks in each codex currently."

but i really just want Chaos dreads, possessed, and noise marines to be priced right/non-shitty rules.

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Shadow Spectres. Dear god they are gorgeous and their fluff is sexy but bloody hell their rules are so sub par. I don't care personally. I still want to roll with them.
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Hive Tyrants need to lower their cost.

Hive Guards need to be Heavy instead of Elite.

Pyrovores need to straighten out their shit and need to be Heavy.

Lictors need to synergize with the army and be more like Deathleaper.

Mawlocs need better WS.

Stealth Suits need to be cheaper. Like a cheaper Crisis Suit that can only fill Anti Hoarde but cheaper but for extra points, provide Markerlights.

Sniper Drones need to have some sort of long range weapon at a cheaper price.

Legion of the Damned need better stats.

Chaos Daemons should be put into the Chaos Sphess Marine codex.

New Necrons (If the rumors are true) need their We'll be Back instead of Feel No Pain.

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Actually Sniper Drone squads would be fine if they were a bit cheaper and purchased as a support unit for the FW. That and it'd give a reason to field more FW.

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That would be interesting....

But of course...

What would be more better was having Vespids more cheaper and less fragile.

That and make them plastic.

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