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 Post subject: Re: New player flyrant/carnifex questions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:39 am 
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having said the previous things, I still field a dual scytal carnifex. It never ceases to disappoint me :P

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Hey, well if you're new to the game, you've got lots of fun learning ahead of you.

Points go some way to balance units and codexes, but there is a huge disparity in effectiveness in different situations even between units within a codex. Also, points values stay pretty much the same over time for units, but the core game mechanics change, and even change back, between editions. Being a really good general is about figuring which units are really effective in the game today, based on what you can take and what's out there in other armies, then coming up with a strategy that works. If a new army gets released and becomes popular in your area sometimes you have to come back and figure out what you need to change to keep up with it - sometimes it's a unit that you ignored because it wasn't at all useful a month ago even though it costs the same points!

Units also have to be supported correctly and put in a position to be effective before they can start to pay back their points investment. Sometimes the points are only paying for a support ability, not for any offensive capability.

Consider the humble venomthrope - it'll never kill 50pts of enemy models in any game, but if you put your carnifex in a ruin next to it you'll pick up a 2+ cover save - your carnifex can advance towards those enemy units without worrying about plasma hurting it etc. You can easily save 50pts of your own models with cover saves from one venomthrope, but if you take 500pts of venomthropes and run them at 500pts of marines complaining all night about how badly the venomthrope or codex is balanced won't save you.

I'd delete the word balance from your vocabulary for a year. Just figure out what works best for you, really think about the best way you could make certain units work against enemy units you're facing and keep trying new things out. Sometimes units just don't work in certain roles or other units from the same book are always a better choice - put them on the bench and try something else.

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Will do, thank you


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