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After playing Daemons for just over18 months, it has just suddenly dawned on me that screamers can not move after deep striking! (Bikes and therefore jetbikes can not run) Am I missing something?
This leaves them susceptible to a pie plate attack after deep strike. How do you get round this problem?
The fact is, most of the time, Daemons have this problem anyway after the deep strike. Lets say 15 Bloodletters deep strike and then roll a one to run. They are stuck there in a relatively tight pack anyway. It is a fact that Screamers may not run which makes them a bullseye for any blast or ordanance weapon. Firstly, I only use Screamers in a game against an army with LOTS of tanks. I just think there are other units that can tank bust better. Secondly, I try to put the Screamers behind cover or near the corner of the table if my opponent is not out-flanking units. Even though they are put far from battle, they can get to combat quickly due to the Jetbike status. Thirdly, you need to give your opponent other wound soak units to hit like a Prince or Great Unclean One for example. They tend to draw fire away from other units. Fourth, please remember that Screamers have a 4+ invulnerable and can shrug off any wound 50% of the time, which is pretty good all things considered. I'm sure others will have other ideas, but those are my thoughts.
Well it's like I said, you attack one target and you leave another alive. But it does suck about not running Screamers. They really aren't a lot of points so I should mention that you could split them and have a couple of squads of them.
Much as I thought, deep strike into relatively safe area (from pie plates). Turbo boost next turn into the action, with a view to assaulting in the next turn.
I mention this as I notice one of the winners of Ard Boyz used 2 squads of 6 screamers.
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