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Im thinking of getting deathwing just for the fact of having nothing but footslogging terminators running round storm bolters firing.
But ive never proper seen a DW battle report or fought against them are they any good have any of you DW players got any info?
Keep on foot, avoid assault, shoot, shoot, shoot. DW isn't the most competitive army out there, but it can work.
Massed fire or assault is more dangerous to them then anything else (besides demolisher blasts). When I play a terminator-heavy army, I lose more termies to bolter fire than I do to lascannons, plasmas, meltas, etc.
There's a lot of battle reports with Deathwing armies. Just do a search in the battle report section.
Are deathwing good enough to go toe to toe with horde armys seeing as thats what i mostly come up against.
I mean surely 5 to 6 squads of terminators with heavy flamers cant do that bad can it?
Not to mention some landraider crusaders and redeemers.
against hordes i would definitely go with the cyclone ML, the range and blast are SO important. rule number one with DW is to keep your distance and maximize your shooting, CC is only in emergencies or when you dont have any other choice. check out this episode of firebase, there is some tactics, some painting guides and even a battle report of DW vs nids. hope you get some use out of it.
Deathwing are plenty gutsy. to minimize the "oh no assault factor, just field a full squad of lightning claws. there are very few things that will succeed in melee against them, and those things can be shot to death before assault can occur as long as you are careful. massed stormbolter fire is pretty effective too. you get to shoot a lot longer than others, as long as you keep doing the terminator box step: get in range, snap off shooting, then give ground until your targets die. also, putting a redeemer in there should let you mop up those mobs that are a danger to your small deathwing squads.
Don't kit for assault, that's less guns. Stay in the 24" sweet spot with assault cannons, that way all your guns will work. If any big tanks pose a problem, add Dreadnoughts or try and assault them.
Focus your fire, keep moving, avoid assault unless you're mopping up or have no alternative or you know you can win in 1 round.
Are landraiders worth it with DW or is it best to go for all out infantry maybe throw in a dreader or 2 for some anti tank?
the general advice is to maximize the numbers of your "always outnumbered"-troops, but to throw in a land raider should be fine, and maybe even necessary to block LOS from your precious "troops". dreads not so much, since your termis are mini-dreads and fulfill a similar role.
Land Raiders are good to hide your units, block LoS, and add some extra firepower. Dreads are cheap and mount a lot of weapons DW can't get normally (multi-meltas and lascannons in particular).