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I was just wondering if a 1k list is too small for a mechanized army. I am all for a block of four rhino. The two in front blowing smoke and shielding the two in the rear...I think we all know the tactic...with four rhino's we are talking about 140 points bare bones...at least our rhinos are dirt cheap...Ypu can how ever do a fair bit with 140 points and I can see how in a larger list running a ton of rhino's is more than do able...I would love to have your feed back on this, as I tend to be playing more and more 1k games that are three to four players.
It depends what you want to go in the rhinos. You have to have an HQ so 125 points is ok for a cheap one. 10 CSM with 2 meltas, champ with PF and IoCG is a good all round troop choice but costs 255 points in a rhino so you can't afford 4 of those in a 1000 point game.
If you tone down the squads too much they loose effectiveness and you end up wasting points by only half filling your rhinos or filling them fully but without any squad upgrades for anti tank and combat.
I think a 3 rhino army would work best for 1000 point games. It leaves you a few points to buy a pred, vindicator or an oblit or two for a little fire support. Indeed having preds or vindicators in your army gives the enemy a dilema in what to shoot. Either the AV13 nasty tank that fires back or the AV11 battle taxis with smoke launchers and 10 angry passengers.
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No game is too small for mechanized. I'd even do it at 750. Simple reason the best troops in the game only lacks mobility and for 35 points there is no excuse to run CSM without rhinos
Being a "former" Alpha Legion player, I used to hate on the Rhino. Now that I can't infiltrate my whole army, however, I've come around and am including 2 in my 1k list... or 1 + a Land Raider (friendly games only).
Also being a DE player, I tend to want more out of my transports than is reasonable. "Whaddya mean 'it doesn't have a Lascannon and can't fly?'"
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