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So Ive been looking at this combination trying to find a flaw in it as i feel it is way overpowering. If i take a chaos tank and trick it out for durability and add warp amp and blasphemous ruin this makes it very likly that anyone tank shocked by the vehicle will fall back instead of move around it or death and glorying.
If I have a fast attack choice in front of this tank like some furies or what not and during the movement phase I jump ahead of the target unit so im a single inch away from the enemy unit on there far side. then I tank shock the enemy model causing them to fall back into the furies getting them in a crossfire. thus in a single turn an entire unit is destroyed.
a couple of holes that I have found in this tactic are.
1. while it seems wrong to allow me to move through a unit with one of mine I cant find any place were it says I cant do this. As long as I am at least 1" away from them at the end of my move it seems all legal. That and jump pack troops ignore terrain that they dont land on seems to make me think that I should be able to do this.
2. units occasionally making there moral check despite the massive -4 to there LD score. well the worse that can happen is Ill need to ram them again and I might loose a tank from a death and glory attack. If I add demonic possession to the vehicle I can ignore crew shaken and stunned resuilts so they will have to imobilize me or destroy the tank. none of these tactics statistically can be easily used by my opponents.
3. fearless units. 'nids, iyanden and maybe a few others that I cant think of now could pose some serious problems as they are immune to tank shock and for the most part never fall back.
4. I dont have a copy of the new vehicle rules and am not sure if any changes make it harder to use this tactic or make it easier.
Any comments about this and especially anything that punches more holes in this tactic would really help.
Well if all else fails, you can assault them with the squad that was ready to do the crossfire. Sounds risky, but might work.
What if you were to put another vehicle behind it. Say (and this would be for a different army of course), I had a dark eldar raider behind the squad, and tank shocked it from behind. Can other vehicles cause cross fire?
A rhino with no weapons can cause crossfire, hence why they took it out heh..
I really suggest using the trial vehicle and assault rules as a new edition is coming out in less than a month and it would help your play group a lot to know the new rules (Trial been out for years now)