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    Much ado about dealing with terminators

    I play a pure infantry chaos list (see below) and it has gotten me an incredible win record but to be honest it an enemies terminators that seem to just decimate me. I'm of course refering to the assault type of any army imperial or chaos. Now my usual tactic is just to lash them then lay some plasma cannon goodness but my DP can't be everywhere and I am looking for any tactics or units other chaos players use to help destroy termies, mounted in LRs or otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedrifter777 View Post
    I play a pure infantry chaos list (see below) and it has gotten me an incredible win record but to be honest it an enemies terminators that seem to just decimate me. I'm of course refering to the assault type of any army imperial or chaos. Now my usual tactic is just to lash them then lay some plasma cannon goodness but my DP can't be everywhere and I am looking for any tactics or units other chaos players use to help destroy termies, mounted in LRs or otherwise.
    Erm..I don't know about taking them down inside an armor 14 vehicle. Personally, I have a terrible weakness of only putting Plasma in my lists..so I can't bust anything bigger than 13 Or I'm the one using the A14 Vehicle(pff Necrons).
    Your list has 3 Oblits as you've showed..so what is the problem with LR's? Please expand on this I'm puzzled(they can form lascannons out of their hulking mass still right?).
    As for DSing Termies..they should be close enough to shoot to death. You could if desperate include either Chosen with 5 plas, or your own Terminators with combi-plas if you're willing to tweak a little. Same mentality with footslogging Ass Terms, just blow em up.

    I am aware I just wrote the obvious down and waved it in your face..but maybe that's just what you need

    For example(I know the chosen unit is really sub par, but you can fiddle with that):
    Chosen(213-231)
    6-7 Marines w/ 1x Plasmagun, 4x Combi-Plas, Icon of Nurgle
    See in this..if the Terminators deploy Infiltrate or wait, and in any other situation, just wait for them. The combi's keep the cost down by..40pts xD

    Terminators(225) <-This ones more thought out
    5 Terminators w/ 5x Combi-Plas, 5x Lightning Claw
    Now this is very specialized, but in games where you don't face Terminators, can deal with other threats. But the idea is, if the plas doesn't deal, then the claws are fast enough to deal. with 15 Atks on the charge and re-roll wounds, you can decimate anything(which makes them useful in more than just Termie hunting).

    I hope these two, rather poorly equipped, squads will spawn ideas for you and let you deal with your nemesis army of terminators

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    Ha thanks for the reply. Just in reference to the LR I should have clarified it simply as a means a of enemy transport as opposed, for example, to deepstriking or something, just in case people had different suggestions about tactics or strategies.

    Well I used to run the 5 plasma chosen squad but I cut it out for another heavybolter/plasma regular squad, maybe I'll change it back.

    Part of the reason for my question is that I've had entire flanks of my CSM devastated by nasty IC backed CC terminators and found that my standard chaos squads, as you can see above, really couldn't do much to stop them. With the new marine dex out soon with potential 3+ inval save termies 0.o, I wanted to get other Chaos players options for they deal with, or plan to deal with an enemies terminator forces.
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    I've always used plasma myself, though I've not all that much experience with it. I use Deep Striking Terminators with 4x Combi-Plasma, as well as charging on the next turn, since most termies you encounter have powerfists, there typically isn't much left.

    A Lash sorcerer coordinating with a squad or somesuch could do some damage as well.
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