Apothecary or Command Point?

Started by Wyddr, January 24, 2019, 06:02:26 PM

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Wyddr

I want to like Apothecaries but...I just don't.

Got 70 points left in a Deathwatch list. I can either proxy an apothecary or buy a command point and a few power fists. Which would you take?

EDIT: Now that I'm looking at this, you *can* buy a command point for 50 points, right? I remember reading that...somewhere...once...

Or is that *just* in AoS?

faitherun (Fay-ith-er-run)

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I don't believe that is a rule in 40k.... if it were I would make use of that all the time!

As to Apothecaries.... I have to agree that they are rather lack-luster. I'r rather see them give a FnP 6+ with a 3" bubble 
Quote from: Razyus on July 17, 2008, 12:50:35 PM
So, what your saying is it's not your fault you look stupid by using words you don't get?
Flawless logic.

Wyddr

Outside of adding a few bodies to squads (and I don't really have the bodies), there's just about nothing the Deathwatch can get for 70 points except an Apothecary.

It's...aggravating.

As for Apothecaries, I think they should have a 6+ FNP bubble and they should automatically restore 1d3 wounds worth *of models* to any given unit. Then they would 100% worth it. Now? Meh. I get to replace 1 wound on a Primaris *or* flip a coin to get a guy back. For that many points? That's just robbery.

laucian_meliamne

If you post the whole list maybe we can offer some other suggestions for where to spend those points?  Or point out some places where you can shave off a few more points so you can afford to buy something objectively better.

Wyddr

I didn't have a lot of non-proxying options. Ended up exploiting the new Bolter rules and dropped a few Auto Bolt Rifles so I could buy a naked 5-man Vet Kill Team (had to proxy).

They paid off better than an apothecary.

There are legitimately *few* options available for 75 points or less, be it known.

Besides squad upgrades, you've got a naked Captain, a Chaplain, 3 naked bikes, a primaris chaplain, or 5 naked vets. Oh, and a drop pod.

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