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|01-27-14 11:01 PM|
These particular dataslates from the Vanguard are usable at any point level of 40k. They just use an apocalypse-style formation system to give a small advantage when you field models in a certain manner. They also are treated as allies, but do not conform (nor take up) traditional FoC.
I think all the new dataslates currently available are normal 40k approved. There may be a few Apoc only ones, but these Vanguard formations are not it.
|01-27-14 10:32 PM|
|SilverTabby||With the Dataslates - are they just Apocalypse formations (so usable in bigger games only) or actually alternate FOCs for general use?|
|01-27-14 05:23 PM|
|Creon||The Dataslate system may have changed the early idea of an extra FOC. With the Formations, we essentially GOT the extra slots from there. AFter all, three Hive Crones, thirty gargoyles, and 18 spore mines with full movement in one army seems pretty good to me.|
|01-27-14 05:11 PM|
After the initial gnashing of teeth I'm not too disappointed with the new codex. There's a lot of disappointing shit in there but lots of good stuff I'll be taking advantage of, like: mixed weapons in units (hidden sword/lash in warrior unit); cheaper fexes; venomthropes giving shrouded; cheaper flyrant, biovores and zoans; thorax swarms for tervigons etc.
I'll never take codex rumours seriously again though. Practically none of them turned out to be true, and I suspect those were just a fluke
|01-27-14 05:01 PM|
|Creon||Bastion w/Aegis lines added, with maybe Bioelectric Fields (power fields) and an AA Venom cannon (Icarus Lascannon) is a good build for the Bugs. Also gives you an interceptor Str:9 ap:2 weapon with skyfire to help out the Hive Crones.|
|01-19-14 08:31 PM|
Lol i had 2 games so far with new nyds, using similar set ups i used before. ermm - mystic spores and doom. and atm his ig/demon combo so far is 2-0 up in one game me only causing 4 wounds lol
So my first and second impression is that with out getting the new models you really dont stand a chance. I have found a few ways that might work but again because its not something i ever used before i will be forced to spend a fortune.
|01-16-14 08:48 PM|
|MidnightSun||Aegis Line positioned up against your table half, and then shove Dakkafexes up against it. 4+ cover is really, really nice on them.|
|01-16-14 07:29 PM|
I should possibly look into structures more. I played with an Aegis defense line last night (using Sisters), and had we been on a smaller table I think it would have worked marvellously. I haven't found any rules in the 'Nid codex saying they can't use fortfications or fire them (hell, I have spare Tyrannofex guns I can convert to be the equivalent of a Quad-gun), so it may be time to invest...
Or just stick to my usual routine of Charge And Eat Everything. Who needs guns? Unless there's one I can fire my Carnifexes out of. That would be cooool...
|01-16-14 02:16 PM|
Originally Posted by SilverTabby View Post
TL;DR: You are correct.
As such, there is little reason not to take a Bastion instead of a Fortress as the Bastion has a larger footprint than any individual section of the Fortress.
Lictors really, really want to be Infiltrating. Infiltrate + Homing Beacon on a resilient-enough chassis for that price is brilliant.
|01-16-14 01:48 PM|
Truth, so you just put a synapse creature in each part
Not to mention you can put Lictors in it for an oversized homing beacon.
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