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Holocaust Question

Post by NemesisForce on Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:38 pm

I keep reading the rules for Holocaust and they seem pretty good to me. I've noticed though most people don't use it or are totally against it. Is it not that good or is the risk of a PotW attack not worth the trade-off? What's your guys take on it?

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Brother_Marine on Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:26 am

I only use it if i know my guys are gonna get wiped out, but apart from that I try and refrain from using it as their is a chance my dudes are gonna get killed because of it.

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Brother-Captain Validi on Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:31 am

I've used it once against necrons but it doesn't work that well against them, try using it on some weaker/swarm armies.

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by kimx1636 on Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:54 am

Well... considering its an extra attack on mostly the entire enemy squad its pretty good.
Considering that only the brother captain is the one who needs to have the template touch him, its pretty good.

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Klomster on Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:27 am

I have 1 holocaust on my master, 2 on my terminators.

I use it very often as it might, might do damage, it's str 5 after all.

And the enemy doesn't have to be in cc either!

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:37 am

It's a really good idea that should be taken far more often in DH lists but...it costs too much.

When we're already fighting for points for more bodies in the list those 20 pts are almost a PAGK. I think it should be included for free in squads of 5 or more.

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Zealadin on Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:58 pm

Yea, its expensive all things considered, which is just the GK trend, but definately has its uses, plus using it properly would definately mean minimising hits on your own squad while maximising those on the enemy.

Just imagine using it on a squad of harlequins.....

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Brother_Dherid on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:47 pm

or a squad of daemons...

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Klomster on Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:44 am

Or any low toughness low save unit!

Especially low save!

Holocausts rip against low save!

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by For the Emperor on Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:59 pm

I used to use it, until I realised that Hammerhand is probably better.
Either way, Hammerhand is more situational than Holocaust but costs less.
Holocaust is definately worth it on the GrandMaster, He can at most suffer 1 wound because of it, which is better than a squad full of GKT. Also it's a great addition to attacks, if theres any foe left to kill!
Saved my butt against Orks.

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Re: Holocaust Question

Post by Klomster on Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:39 am

Saved mine against genestealers!

How funny it was to kill 40 of those with my terminators!

Good times....

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