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Heya Space Marine players,
I'm a Chaos player and I've been fighting a fair bit of the new Space Marines codex and I was wondering what Combat squads were really supposed to do. The friend I typically play with isn't sure what to do with them so he usually ends up using Drop Pods on whole tac squads. What kinds of uses are these little 5 man squads? I could see using them to drop on an objective, but five guys is pretty small, it doesn't take much to overpower that.
Anyway, just looking for some thoughts from you fellas....
Oh, and Chaos roxxorz (I had to...)
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The biggest and most talked about use for them is to make the best use of a multirole squad. Take a Lascannon and a Flamer/Melta, add in a combat equipped Sergeant and then send 5 men with the Sarge and Flamer up in a Razorback to work up close while the rest of the guys sit back and pop tanks with the Las. Or take 2 HB's and 2 Lascannons in a Dev squad and split them into an infantry killer and a tank killer.
There's also the objective thing - you've got to obliterate every last man to remove a scoring unit, and each squad becomes 2 separate squads for scoring purposes. Wiping out 5 Marines isn't so hard, but you might potentially have to repeat that feat 12 times (6 squads = 12 combat squads) to remove all the scoring units - not nearly so simple.
Gives an excuse to have the only special weapons being available to 10 man squads, no use having 10 men sit back for a single lascannon to shoot, lol. Better to have the lascannon with its 5 men sit back, and take your free flamer with sergent running down the battlefield, pretty decent for versatility purposes.
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