I have 17; 14 Carnivores, 2 Hounds, 1 Shaper (though I never upgrade the rest of the Kindred's armor - it's an option, not a nessessity).
In Combat Patrol the Shaper cheers from off the board, but 700+ all the way to 2000 point games has this Kindred, and they've never let me down. Lemme recant some highlights of their carrer so far.
The Emperor's Champion charges the Kroot, issues a challenge, lops off the Shaper's head, and gets shucked like a crayfish by the rest of them.
Warboss in Mega Armor is the only surviving Ork in his unit to reach me. He promptly kills the Crisis Suit he charged (just as planned) and get Rapid Fired by the Kroot he assumed would counter-charge.
Guard took a heavy support platoon of 3 mortar teams, and spent the game making the Kroot in the woods wonder when the horrible noise was going to stop, instead of lobbing shells at my suits.
SMurf player took some sort of doctorine that let his entire force Infiltrate. I won the roll to see who infiltrates first, so I placed the Kroot in a loooong line which left the SMurf player part of one corner to try and fit his force.
Conscripts, it's what's for dinner. And probably every other meal for the next few days too...
Eldar player takes the bait of shooting at my Crisis suit huffed up on Stimms with his Rangers or Pathfinders (I forget which one they were), all the while the Kroot are running across no-man's-land chanting 'fresh meat, fresh meat, fresh meat'.