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Power fists or pwer weapons


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Ragnars Claw

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What are people taking now with regards to power fists and power weapons on their basic grey hunters and blood claws?

It seems obvious to me that the pack leader should take a fist but is it worth giving the basic trooper a fist or power weapon and if so which?

Which is better statistically, 2 S4 power weapon attacks or 1 S8 power fist attack?

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I don't feel, IMHO, PF's reflect the humble GH or BC. Fluff-wise for me it's PW's since they are cheaper.
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I would take one power fist if for nothing else other than the chance that you might have to fight high toughness creatures, dreads or armour. As for statistics im no whizz with a the math hammer but 2 S4 power weapon attacks against an AV 12 dread will always result in nothing. It really depends on what you feel you will come up against most in your games.
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I would take one power fist if for nothing else other than the chance that you might have to fight high toughness creatures, dreads or armour. As for statistics im no whizz with a the math hammer but 2 S4 power weapon attacks against an AV 12 dread will always result in nothing. It really depends on what you feel you will come up against most in your games.



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I take WGPL with PF's. If I didn't, the above would apply.

So no WGPL, go with one of each.
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I take one power weapon and one power fist per squad. The Wolf Guard gets a power weapon if they join Grey Hunters or a Power fist if they join Blood Claws.

 

 

 


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I got 2 power weapons in the pack, 1 power fist on the WPL.

i do have a grey hunter pack fitted for just armor though, they all carry power fists and have a melta instead of plasma or flamer.

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Wouldn't that mean you would have to get into CC with the tank with only one meltagun unless you get a a good hit with the melta? I would do half and half but that is me.
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yeah, sometimes the melta pack has to charge a tank, or walker or whatever. it happens.

i hope that my ven dread and scouts take out the worst of these threats though. the melta pack is back up. you cant go too wrong with a few power fists on your side.

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Yeah I plan to have my leaders with PFs, at least one PW but still can't decide to put another PF in with the pack itself
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My packs have max Power Fists in them, always. Now, I might cram a Power Weapon in instead of one of the fist for most squads... That, or keep the maxing of fists for the *POW* factor ^_^

As for my IC? They always use Power Weapon's and variants (claws, frost axe, ect).
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I take one power weapon and one power fist per squad. The Wolf Guard gets a power weapon if they join Grey Hunters or a Power fist if they join Blood Claws.


That is exactly how I field my Wolves. If it is a pack of 13 BC's I have a powerfist on the pack leader, ruen priest with frost blade, 2 powerfists and a power weapon
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