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Offline Calamity

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Are medics worth it now?
« on: May 6, 2014, 06:54:27 PM »
Not only did they get cheaper (they did right?) but with both platoon commanders being generally much much useful and an increase in useful independent characters (techpriests for example), are command squad medics finally worth it?

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Re: Are medics worth it now?
« Reply #1 on: May 6, 2014, 08:38:06 PM »
I could see putting one in a Company command squad so you can help keep a squishy warlord alive but I wouldn't take one.  There are too many other wonderful uses for points.  A few melta bombs here, flamers there, maybe bump up a primaris psyker to a level 2.  It's no longer a horrible, horrible, oh why did you take that in your list choice though.
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Re: Are medics worth it now?
« Reply #2 on: May 6, 2014, 08:51:45 PM »
Personally I would definitely consider one for a primarily static CCS.  One with a full range of advisers, probably manning an aegis defence line.

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Re: Are medics worth it now?
« Reply #3 on: May 6, 2014, 10:46:54 PM »
Even at half the original cost, I still wonder if it's worth it. I suppose I'll have to take some to see if it helps at all.
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Re: Are medics worth it now?
« Reply #4 on: May 6, 2014, 11:07:24 PM »
I've had one for awhile in my AirCav list. The old list had Straken and a fattened CCS meant for assaults, and the medic was worth it at that time.

Now, though he's cheaper, Straken's CCS in my AirCav had less men in it. Including the Preacher, they're now 6, in a Vendetta. But because I like my converted medic so much, I decided to still include him, along with 3 plasma gunners (just to help justify the medic's existence there). Haven't tried em out yet. I'll let you guys know.
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