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After playing with the new 5 ed. IG codex finally, I ran into a problem i found rather menacing... A space marine HQ squad that can outflank.... (It's Shrike and his jump squad).
I was wondering what you other IG players have done to deal with this new tactic, the only thing I could think of to help deal with it is to take an increased amount of infantry so they cant even come in through the side.
Any advice/tactics you can all think of would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
A good IG army should have few or no indispensable units in it. Your best bet is to accept the loss of one unit and be ready to follow up on that super-squad standing in the open. If you want to be more subtle then you can use a Basilisk to bait the unit into arriving far from your firebase, use a fast-moving Chimera as a firebreak, time some reserves to intercept or wall off the table edge as you proposed. Basically, just take the hit and give it back good...it's what Guard do best.
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard
Like what Intripid said theres not much to prevent it but a fleet officer for your command squad would be good solution to your problem since it makes his reserve rolls harder to get, and you may force your opponent to reroll where he outflanks.
Warhammer 40k: Blood Angels, Imperial Guard, Grey Knights, Space Lizards (wolves), Kroot, Witch Hunters, Dark Eldar
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1. Officer of the Fleet
2. Deny space to deploy. If you load up a side and do not allow enough room to deploy, you can force them away from vulnerable targets.
3. Avoid sides. If you castle of in the center of your DZ, you deny targets for outflankers.
Personally, I do not often use OotF. If I am going up against someone who is using outflankers, I usually try to deny room to deploy on my flank. You can use one or two infantry squads (and perhaps a vehicle) to deny room to deploy.
It looks like though i will just try a castle or like you said Intrepid, that's a good idea. I will look into a strategy and thanks for your help!
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