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Assault marines and Vanguard vets, new codex


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BrainFireBob

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1) The VV entry says any model can replace its bolt pistol with an item from the melee weapons list. The chainsword is on this list. But there's no points option for buying same. Soft nerf or oversight? (Double chainsword)
2) Eviserator. To sarge or not sarge? 5 man squad, jump packs, and eviserator is a buck ten- not bad for a Str 7 AP-4 high damage weapon with 10 effective wounds and fly. If not sarge, you can add more oomph with another weapon- but you lose an attack.

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1) If points aren't listed, the item is free. Dual chainswords are definitely still on the menu.

2) If you're taking an eviscerator, give it to the sergeant, or give the sergeant a different weapon upgrade. The sergeant's extra attack is a 50% boost to whatever weapon he's carrying in the first round of combat, so you want him to have the best weapon in your squad to maximize it's effectiveness. Unless you're giving him a power fist or something, the eviscerator is best given to the best melee fighter in the squad, the sergeant.


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Normally it is best to give the best weapon to the Serg but I think the assault squad is the exception to then rule. I think it is worth giving the Eviscerator to a regular dude allowing you to take a PF (for instance) on the Serg. Normally assault squads are limited to just 1 special melee weapon so the ability to double up in this way is definitely worth considering as it significantly increases the punch of the squad if they face any multi-wound opponents.

To some extent it depends on the composition of the rest of your army. You may have heavier weapons elsewhere and plan to use the assault squad as chaff clearers. Personally I like scatter my heavy weapons about a bit so I don't get stuck if my last surviving anti-tank unit it on the wrong side of the battlefield.
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Trying a MSU drop list. Want to flood cheap but dangerous

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I think jump pack guys are better off on foot. Deep strike charging is never reliable due to the 9" distance. Where people do make it work it's generally by using a single large unit that they support with stratagems to make it charge further - for example the bloodletter bomb. A MSU approach will inevitably see multiple failed charges.


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