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the name says it all.i mean now we could see a full army of terminators . sure ig can have 18 russes but who really has 18 russes.how will we survive the bombardment at the start of every planetstrike game.also first turn assults.this is just when we ig are defending be how good will we be at attacking?
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It is certainly an interesting problem due to IG's static nature. I'd say the easy option is get some GK allies, but then you probably already knew that!
The more difficult option is to use the current codex to its strengths. Take Straken, priests, penal legion troops, ogryns and any other good "objective taker" units you can think of that have the power to survive a turn or 2 of combat. Stormtroopers are also possibly effective.
As for defending we can have a ridiculous number of heavy weapons, your opponent won't be able to take them all out! And you don't "need" 18 russes. One of the main problems with 18 russes is the squadrons rule, something that 6 HS slots allows you to avoid. Similarly, you can take large numbers of basilisks, griffons, medusas, hydras, it don't have to just be your russes. Try sticking a hydra battery next to a landing pad and see how many targets they get!
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Same as Apocalypse, nobody cares lol
Although you could just imagine dropping 18 5" blast tokens each turn!
Yeah... first turn assault?.. Bad news. And I hear Nids can take like 8 or 9 fexes and deep strike their entire army. Perhaps lictor-deepstrike the whole thing. I don't remember. I just remember it sounding really bad.
Don't get ==Me== wrong, Planetstrike and Apoc can be fun, but it shouldn't be taken seriously at all. They're all about unbalanced and fun stuff going on, so you can enjoy a day full of "pew pew" and "you're dead! Nuh uh! You are!"
===Me=== why do you even post?
Any new way to play the same thing over and over is a great thing to try out. Both Cities of Death and Apocalypse gave great additions to a game I've loved for years. I'm sorry if all ===You=== like playing is your little game of risk and don't know how to try a new game.
Back of topic. I think Imperial Guard will be the ultimate defenders. Their high count of squads means that while one may die horribly they still have three more that can shot the imperial crap out of the squad of terminators that just charged you squad of IGmen.
Not to mention that the Bastions are going to make the squads you put in them tough as nails. One of my gaming friends has IG and i can't wait to try assaulting his strong holds with my Tyranids.
Hope Planet strike is as awesome as the last two books.
Army's used: Space Wolves, Tomb Kings, High Elves, Tyranids, Tau and Eldar.