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I played a couple of games and it seems to me dsing anything near the enemy will most likely die or be in near death next turn. I had 4 flamers fire a round before they got annihlated - they did manage to take out a Russ before they died so point wise i think they broke even. I have had more success putting all my CC units behind cover so they dont get shot up but the enemy still manages to shoot them before they get their charge. Any suggestions for DSing from people who played out more games? CC in cover and shooters close to vital targets?
The idea would be to deep strike fire magnets and some close combat troops in the same area. So that people will shoot at the fire magnets instead of your troops. Something like a Daemon prince or a soul grinder next to some daemonettes will be an example.
I havn't had good experiences using Plaguebearers to draw fire. Yes, they're resiliant and demand alot of fire to kill, but at the same time they're....honestly, they're not much of a threat. If I was playing against Daemons I would just ignore plaguebearers. Unless they're carrying an Icon, what are they going to do? Sneeze at me?
For the same price as a squad of Plaguebearers, you could field a Daemon Prince. Big, scary model with potential to cause serious hurt. They WILL fire at that!
I haven't played a game yet with the Chaos Daemons, but I believe the best plan of action is to drop in as many targets as possibleto divert fire. If you use daemon princes, then drop those in first with some other assault units. The daemon princes will draw the fire away from your squads, which will ultimately cause more damage then the princes anyway. Also, another thing to consider is using Ku'Gath and drop him right into the middle, within Necrotic Missle range. He will definitely draw a lot of fire because of his killing potential with that one ranged weapon, and he can absorb a huge amount of fire before going down.
Last edited by mb88; May 19th, 2008 at 21:04.
Of course, careful plans never hold up on the other side of the dice rolls. But thats what I'd theoretically do!