as we're still wishlisting I'm still hoping for the old rule from the 2nd edition codex to come back. the one where the heavy weapons from an infantry squad could become it's on squads of, then, two models as a fire support team. I'm also thinking with the current moral rules and how I feel about msu armies being a bit better, this could work will for the Infantry squad as an option. Now I just have 8 troopers to run for objectives and what ever but can pack in more heavy stuff to just leave in the back. Almost like having more heavy support slots. Just a thought, I'd love it, almost feels like having my cake and eating it too.
I was thinking about this, and I think HWTs would benefit from a Look Out Sir! (or equivalent) rule. Being able to split them off, or just take them as part of an infantry platoon then give them LoS! would be huge.
But there would have to be a limitation, as 9th is a trading game. being able to put a single 21-point ObSec model on a point would be a little OP. I'd give them a rule like "doesn't count as ObSec unless within unit coherency of an ObSec Infantry Squad"
I'd also like to see variations of the lasguns, like the LasCarbine (assault 3), and Long-Las (sniper) from Gaunt's Ghosts. By default, you'd take the LasCarbine. But a squad with Long-Las holding a backfield objective could still contribute and be a threat at range. I'd still like a strat for LasCarbines to cause mortal wounds on 6's, but Long-Las could cause MWs on 6's if the unit doesn't move.
Our problem is that our killing is centralized in a couple overpriced units (Tank Commanders and Manticores), while everything else in our army can't kill squat (while still being overpriced...).
Plus we need a reason to stay in HtH combat. I was watching a battle report, and there was a guard squad in HtH with a genestealer, and couldn't kill the genestealer. But the player wouldn't fall back and shoot the genestealer. Assuming 10 guys, with FB!, that's 24 attacks, assuming the sarge has a chainsword. Normal rapid firing gives 19 shots, and both scenarios are at S3 AP-. At the very least, if you fall back you can shoot it with another unit if you fail to kill the genestealer with that unit's shooting.
Edited by Brainpsyk, 26 August 2021 - 03:23 PM.