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[Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.3

 Post subject: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Hi Guys,

With Tau armies seeing more popularity and the invention of worthy miniature ranges ;) I realised that it's only fair that Kroot should have their own list. Having researched several 40k/BFG incarnations of Kroot lists and received support from Yme-loc I am ready for the list to see the light of the forum.

Those of you who are familiar with 40k Kroot should see great similarities in this list. I have used my artistic licence to add a couple of units with, let's say thinner fluff connections, but I felt were needed for completion in the list. These include the 'Ygothlac Forest Spitting Terror', which provides much needed air support/AT and the 'Great Knarloc 'Skyray'' providing AA.

I feel that the Kroot will provide lists with strong character, unique play styles including close assault, stealthy, horde, alpha strike, to name a few.

As an experimental list I am looking for play testers and feedback (open/honest), on all aspect of the list. The intention being that one day Kroot can take their place in the Net EA galaxy as an approved list.

Thanks in advance for your interest/feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.1
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:27 pm 
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great initiative! good luck with this!

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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.1
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Thanks, I appreciate your support.

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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.1
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Conveniently, this past week, I just built a bunch of units of rifle-armed avian infantry supported by some giant feathered dinos ... I'll have to try this out.

I do see that the list is missing a spot to use the awesome winged-kroot proxies that are available. Suggest adding a Kroot Vulture unit (jumpack infantry) and formation (support kindred?).


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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.1
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Good to see some progress on a Kroot List.
Personally I'd quite like to employ them for The Greater Good.
So a specialist list would be fine for the Kroot spearhead.

That is one serious big game hunter. Getting a big enough
"elephant gun" onto a (Onslaught) figure will be a challenge/project.

I always quite liked the idea of a kindred bodyguard type unit.
Basically a Master Shaper but without the leader/shaper characteristics.
Could be additional units or a replace a standard infantry unit.

The tracker unit with an armour of 4+ seems pretty tough.
And pretty fast for somebody . . . tracking a trail.

Adding a supreme commander would likely see them being put with
a Krootox unit to take advantage of the Ar 4+ save.

How did you feel about other schemes to give some fluff to the
Kroot Warsphere's no orbit, directly land on the planet, and spill
the troops out. I assume that this is behind your landing pods
for all option. Is that 25 points for every unit that drop pods?

Still stalled on my Kroot painting. Some time next month to
wield the paint brush.


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Zematus wrote:
I do see that the list is missing a spot to use the awesome winged-kroot proxies that are available. Suggest adding a Kroot Vulture unit (jumpack infantry) and formation (support kindred?).


Well spotted, this is an error. I had included them, maybe I accidentally cut them (I created the list on my iPad and these things easily happen). I will add them in later today.

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Andrew_NZ wrote:
Good to see some progress on a Kroot List.
Personally I'd quite like to employ them for The Greater Good.
So a specialist list would be fine for the Kroot spearhead.

That is one serious big game hunter. Getting a big enough
"elephant gun" onto a (Onslaught) figure will be a challenge/project.

I always quite liked the idea of a kindred bodyguard type unit.
Basically a Master Shaper but without the leader/shaper characteristics.
Could be additional units or a replace a standard infantry unit.

The tracker unit with an armour of 4+ seems pretty tough.
And pretty fast for somebody . . . tracking a trail.

Adding a supreme commander would likely see them being put with
a Krootox unit to take advantage of the Ar 4+ save.

How did you feel about other schemes to give some fluff to the
Kroot Warsphere's no orbit, directly land on the planet, and spill
the troops out. I assume that this is behind your landing pods
for all option. Is that 25 points for every unit that drop pods?

Still stalled on my Kroot painting. Some time next month to
wield the paint brush.


Glad to see more support, ideas.
The big game hunter uses a regular Kroot rifle with the addition of a power blade, maybe look to add a nice blade a a trophy rack.

I'm not sure about the bodyguard unit, there are several elite units already, the Tracker you mentioned being one of them. The Trackers can move fast while tracking because they don't track like humans, but with various enhanced senses.

I have considered using the Warsphere both in space and on land. Using it on land (as in the fluff) would be harder to represent. I considered using it as the blitz with a barrage weapon. Any suggestions for its use otherwise are worth considering.

Drop pods are 25pts each per unit. The price point looks about right. These can be launched from the Warsphere or the Troopship. These originate in the fluff from the initial landing on a planet by the shaper to negotiate a deal for use of his mercenary army, prior to the warspheres' landing/crash on the planet.

All the best with the painting. Remember that the adaptations rules means that painting your kindreds different colours (to identify adaptations) is a possibility.

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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.1
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Are vespids still part of the Tau canon? they would make excellent jump infantry.... plus there are really good proxies for them around from onslaught and especially microworld games kreen :)

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Vespid are still around, available in the Vior'la list.

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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.2
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I've updated the list (v0.2) to include Kroot Vulture Unit/Kindred, or winged carnivores. One of my favourite units which I forgot to include in the first draft ::)

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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.2
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Vulture units with a 30 cm and infiltrate have an engagement range of 75 cm.
Probably a bit too far for our winged friends. Most such units just have move 30 cm.

Still no paint to brush or model, here, . . . yet.


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Andrew_NZ wrote:
Vulture units with a 30 cm and infiltrate have an engagement range of 75 cm.
Probably a bit too far for our winged friends. Most such units just have move 30 cm.

Still no paint to brush or model, here, . . . yet.


Well spotted, I'll remove infiltrate.

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 Post subject: Re: [Net EA] Kroot Warsphere Assault List v0.3
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Vultures have been updated with 'Infiltrate' removed.

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Not sure how many Kroot players there are out there. I'm thinking of getting started with onslaught Avians. The downside is there are no Kroot hounds, krootox, knarloc Riders (Trackers), great knarlocs or forest splitter proxies to go with them. Can I try and galvanise your support to urge Onslaught to provide such fine figures for us? I'm thinking if enough people ask you never know...

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Like the shaper ability. Makes for some customisation with in the list. When do you have to choose? Before or after the enemy have made their list? After could give some headaches to the enemy.

Maybe ad something similar to other units and make the army truly unique that way? With some units it could also be random, like the forrest splitter. Might not be lore wise right with official fluff, but could make a challenging army to play.

btw you got some inspiration for the Ygothlac Forest Spitting Terror, sounds dangerous to me :)


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