Autrach or Farseer

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Which is better? Autrach or Farseer

Autrach
5
33%
Farseer
10
67%
 
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Autrach or Farseer

Postby Dragi » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:23 pm

I'm building a 1000pt list and need help deciding on a HQ.
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Postby Redbeard » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:55 pm

There is no one answer. Depending on your overall strategy, either may be appropriate.

When I run all-skimmers, I like to use the autarch, as I can reserve my whole army, and get most of it all at the same time. Also, in that situation, the farseer is less useful, as he's not starting on the table for at least two turns, maybe more, and his powers are therefore less useful.

A farseer is probably more generically useful. But it's not always the case.
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Postby n00bzilla99 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:12 pm

+1 to what redbeard says.

I think that as a rule of thumb autarchs are better in mech lists in reserve, and farseers work better with foot slogging lists that can benefit more from support.

Doom and Guide helps a lot with Dire Avenger shooting, but if the Dire Avengers are 30" away because of the Transport, what good is the farseer?

And what good are the autarchs special rules if you have no reserves? It's all about what you make the rest of your list on.

Also agreed that Farseers are more generally useful.
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Postby Elthniar » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:57 pm

I agree with both Redbeard and Joe, so there is no point in elaborating.
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