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So to keeo it short and to the point. What's the best and most feared assault army?
Just to name a few:
So this isnts all of them but imo probably the best armies...but what ones stand out the most as THE CC army.
If you can make a list by order and explain why then that would help a ton!
No Dark Eldar? Chaos Marines aren't strictly an assault army. While they are heavily oriented towards close combat, their infantry are still more or less renaissance, especially when compared to other specialized melee troops. In fact, armies like CSMs can't even compete in close combat against competitive Nids without first whittling them down first with ranged volleys. Same is probably true of Black Templars & Blood Angels.
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You know...I have never seen a dark eldar army so my bad there...from what I've read chaos daemons basic troops get ferious charge and power weapons...also their bloodletters seem pretty crazy. Can tyranids even compete with that? I know they have genestealers which are more sneaky due to infintrate..
What does eveyone think? This seems like a fun topic!
The ones with power weapons are bloodletters and they have the strength and toughness of a guardsman. I think.
Tyranids will always be the assault king, and they can beat bloodletters because tyranid amour is crap anyway. Chaos marines are good in assault because of World Eaters have a high WS and Plague Marines are very hard to kill, so they can tarpit an expensive enemy squad.
Templars are THE assault army. The problem is the outdated codex which screws up costs all over the place (just compare unit and vehicle costs with the SM or Dark Angel Codex for an eye opener), but the Accept Any Challenge vow which gives BT's preferred enemy in assault is just oh so wonderful.
I'm in for a Daemon army that is specialized in Khorne. Power swords, good number of attacks, strong. They are great for only one thing and that is to assault.
I hesitate to say there's a best assaulty army out there, most armies these days can do shooting and assaulting to some degree. You can make a perfectly viable shooty orc army, and I know a guy who runs a, while not tournament level competitive, still more than adequate for causal play, assaulty Tau army. He carries lots of Kroot and Crisis Suits armed with assault weapons, it can be nasty, especially since you're not expecting it. He calls it his "Ninja Tau" army.
After looking at the black templar...I just think BA's out class them due to BT still being in 4th Ed. i mean BA's Assault Squad are cheaper and are jump infantry...or you can lose the jump packs and jump in a rhino for 35 pts less...Also dont forget BA's Furioso Dreadnaught that can take "Blood Talons" for FREE...Now if you dont know what blood talons are then prepare to jiz in your pants. Not only do they act like lightning claws rerolling their wounds..but for each unsaved wound it gets on the enemy, the dreadnaught gets that many additional attacks and can repeat until he doesnt score any more wounds or the unit is slained...
As for Chaos Daemons...their Bloodletters ae pretty crazy but due to the fact they have to DS then have to survive getting fired upon...not to mention the enemy running farther away first..
Tyranids...I think they win TBH...their Genestealers combined High Initative, Number of attacks..High WS...plus they Infiltrate AND can move 6", run D6, AND assault in the same turn...opps...did I forget to mention they get rendering claws and can carry Toxic sacs and is an automatic wound on 4+?
I dont have much expirence with Orks but just by their Sheer numbers of units would make me scared to get into CC with them...
Id say my vote goes for BAs due to being able to Mech, run up and assault with Tyranids are a VERY close Second with their amazing genestealers!
I'll throw my vote in for a DE Wych army. High initiative (equal to Genestealers), access to wych weapons, invulnerable save in assault, very fast transport, combat drugs, etc.
They suffer slightly from not being upgraded to 5th ed, but that means you can customize the succubus a little more (agonizer or poisoned blades).
They're also cheaper than genestealers by a hair, even after upgrading to wych weapons.
Plus, with a wych lord, they count as troops, so it's pretty close to an apples to apples comparison.
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Seconded. I first saw a buddy of mine run something like this a few years ago, and I underestimated it. Needless to say, he almost tabled me because I got overconfident with my own army's assualt ability. This is a mean army and they have my vote for being the best assualt army in the game.
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