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vortex grenade annoying or fun?

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every time i've played apocolypse the votex grenade has killed valueble units like yesterday it killed 4 assault terminators and a chaplain:(. its fun beacause it so random but its a bit over powered.
 

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i don't think it's over powered it's funny as think something like 100 points killing something not only a 100 times it's size but points as well
 

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i love the vortex grenade, every time we use it in my games i take one just for kicks, i then procede to throw it at a row of tanks or into a building.

the last two times i have used one i removed the following.

first time: 3 devastator squads and a whole building(the guy just looked at me and asked is that possible, i just grinned as i removed the building)

second time: two leman russ and a chimera(containing command squad), one of the opponents had to squeeze all his tanks into an area that was a little crowded.
 

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I have sort of mixed feelings about the vortex grenade. It's not overpowered by any means, but at the same time, it's one of those things that we really didn't need to see the return of. At least you're limited to one (unless you've brought a Titanhammer Terminator Strike Force) so we don't have Template-Hammer of 2nd Edition going on.
 

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meh. Its got some nasty side effects to it if you completely spoon your rolls and can hurt you just as much as your enemy in the long run so i dont think its a broken thing. Plus if you shoot the character with it right in the face first turn its an asset down the pan. Its a bit of an 'egg basket'. I'm not going to take one for my witch hunters as it just wouldnt be characterful but i can see the appeal, the ability to kill a warhound titan or gargantuan creature in one hit with anything if you can get close enough is worth it. Especially when it costs no points.
 

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I love vortex grenades, I think they make for a fun and flavorful apocalypse game. In fact, right now I'm running an entire campaign based off of them. It all started when me and my friend were playing a game of apoc, with a webway gate as the goal of the mission. Then his space marine commander threw a vortex grenade that scattered into the webway gate and sucked it into the warp.........
Good times.
Now an entire eldar craftworld has chaos pouring out at the seams, while an ork waaaggghh crashes into the planet and starts trying to squish some "fairy boyz". It's starting to get pretty crazy down there..........
 

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what does a vortex grenades do (the stats)
It opens a vortex in the warp that moves about the board with a mind of its own. Anything that touches it is removed from the board be it a grot or a baneblade. There are no saves against it by they inv or cover and anything it touches can assumed to be destroyed. Treat it like a miniature black hole. Two Wednesdays back I played as Orks in a apocalypse match and used the shock attack battery datasheet, supercharging it with more grots throughout I got a triple twice generating a vortex grenade over a hammerhead and a broadside. As I took one as strategic asset at the end of the game there were 3 vortex’s moving through the Tau and IG line causing great pandemonium. Even when one crashed into my green tide killing 13 Orcs and ripping apart a nearby ploughed into the lead trukk of our trukk convoy I couldn’t help but find this one in a kind random destructive force of nature highly amusing.
 

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I think they're great. A vortex grenade can really turn the tide of a battle and it definitely keeps the game interesting.
 

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Its not annoying its just plain fun. I used one in 5000 points. It was rediculous the thing killed 3 baneblades and untold #'s of guardsmen.
 

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I think there annoying and boring, because there in every single game I see, nobody seems to go without one
then again I could say the same about the special abilities
 

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I find them Funny and have no problem with them it's only if they're used more them any of the other assets. best mement with 1 is killing mephiston, comany master, command squad , landraider and 2 marines with Belial
 

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never played apoc but they sound both annoying (when they smash your best stuff) and fun (when they smash your opponents best stuff).

-Olek.

P.S Can Chaos or Tau use them?
 

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any army can chose the vortex grenade, as long as you have a character model who it can be equiped to.
 

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Hurray! :victory: when im playing apoc, those pesky *insert name of model here* will be screwed!!

-Olek.
 

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I've only played one game of apoc with a vortex grenade in it. The necrons threw it and narrowly missed sucking their own C'tan into the warp. It only took a few warriors instead. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
 
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