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How do you guys think Daemons are deployed as either the Defender or as Attacker?
My thoughts first as the attacker. Since everything is arriving as reserve, I presume there's no need to separate them into two forces and you just roll.
Now the defender is perplexing. I'd like to hope that Daemonic Assault is thrown out and you can deploy stuff defensively. If you have to Deep Strike in your defenders, this is horrible.
That's a very good question! I just had a game as the defender (won ) and I split my army into two groups like I normally would, and rolled for which one I got first, but then I used the planetstrike reserve table for each turn after that. If I was the attacker, then I guess since everything starts in reserve anyway, then the groups are meaningless, since anything can come in on a 3+ on the first turn.
BTW, I think Epidemus works really well in planetstrike games, since no matter what, he's going to come in early in the game, so you can get the tally up in no time.
They're coming to get you, Barbara.
To the threadstarter:
Check this article out:
Games Workshop article on playing Daemons in Planetstrike
It contains all sorts of useful information about Daemons and Planetstrike including the fact that when Daemons are the attacker, they can assault on the turn that they strike in.
I played Daemons as the attacker in Planetstrike and my fiends and bloodthirster absolutely terrorized the defending armor. As a daemons player, "Planetstrike rules" is music to my ears and the store I play at always puts me in the attacking group (just makes sense to have nasties as the invaders).
Key things for an Ork to remember in the heat of battle:
Always remember to pillage BEFORE you burn
When the pin is pulled, Mr. Stickbomb is not our friend
When in doubt empty the magazine.
And most importantly AIM towards the Enemy.
Hiding in bastions, pretty much mitigates any damage the defenders might occurr. The attackers versus the Daemons get to first claim any defensive terrain and all the prime deep striking locations. This would put defending Daemons in quite a horrible position.