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Cataphractii- how to use them


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Yeah crack them out! They take a beating provided you got more threats for saturation.
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This topic has made me return to my dormant Cataphractii project smile.png Just need to find the time for painting!

 

My thought is to take them in a list made to deliver justice to the enemy at close quarters, give them some saturation as Idaho says and giving the enemy lots to worry about msn-wink.gif Plus that should help free the Cataphractii up to go for the harder targets.


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Hmm...Teleporting Cataphractii, a Termie Chaplain, and 2 Podded Ironclads...would that qualify as enough threat to effectively split the fire?


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What are people's thoughts on Lightning Claw Cataphractii? Asking for someone who built what looked cool and didn't look up rules until later. whistling.gif


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I'd say Ironclads fulfil a similar role, and are tough albeit in a different way - plus Dreads are cool. The different in classification is probably the biggest stumbling block, as weapons that want to target Cataphractii might not mesh fully with Dreads. That said I think there's enough cross over to give it a go and they'd both certainly score high on the threat scale when approaching for a charge thumbsup.gif

 

Unfortunately as mentioned briefly before I don't think twin LCs is a good build for them. It looks great but they're plodding at 4" and an extra attack in combat seems a poor trade compared to blasting away with a combi-bolter - even less so for a greater cost too sad.png Maybe if the second claw was free, but as it stands it feels like a pretty raw deal confused.gif


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If I get a Storm Raven (and I will) I'll totally use Cataphractii and an Iron Clad together. Feels rude not to really.
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