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Can anyone tell me what size base Obliterators are supposed to be on? I'm guessing 40mm... I only ask because I have yet to buy them and I want to try them out as proxies first since they are a hefty investment.
On the subject, how would you best use them? I'm thinking that Deep Striking them is the way to go for almost every list.
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40mm is the medium sized bases aren't they? If so, yes that's the sixe they come on.
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Whatever size base comes with the blister?
I have no idea, still proxying them now. If they come on 40mm bases instead of the smaller ones does that mean they can be more spaced out (as in - base to base 2', not model to model 2')? It confuses me why it matters what size base to put it on...is it used to your advantage?
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If you have a large base, many opponents can get into base to base in CC. The larger the base the more opponents.
I guess there are other things too, like when you deepstrike and such. You can fit more small, thightly packed bases under one template for example.
Yes, the Oblits are on 40mm bases, and yes you measure from the base to the next base.
I've heard CC mentioned a few times. Let me stress, CC is not an oblit function. Yes, I know, the word Powerfist (x2) is sexy, but really, their shooting ability far outways those two attacks. The primary way to neutralize an oblit is to get it in CC with a bunch of low point units. The oblit spends all game trying to kill them 2 at a time (if you're lucky) and the enemy has just shut down that las/TL plas/HB/AC/ML/flamer/TL Melta beast.
Regarding base sizes: Base size also matters when it comes to passing between models, difficult or dangerous terrain, or between impassable terrain pieces. Additionally, the Nurgling's base size is definitely advantageous to be on a larger base, since their primary objective is to tie things up. The larger base enables the Nurglings to 'spread out' over a greater section of the table, thus blocking more area. Of course, the distance between the models still remains a max of 2", but on a larger base, the total span is definitely increased. BTW, the Nurglings base is the same size as the oblits.
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My personal oppinion is to never deepstrike them unless they are already forced into reserves due to the mission. The fact is that they have huge long range guns. Sure you can deep strike on turn 3 to melta the back armour of a tank, or you could have spent two rounds already pouding the front with las cannons. Evey turn the oblits arn't on the table is a round you lose all their firepower. Plus I just find deep strike too risky most of the time. I've seen too many opponents get screwed because of a bad deviation to have much faith in it myself.