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So, I played in a roughly 8k apocc game the other day, 2v2 marines/WH/DH vs gaurd and the most amazing thing happened. First, one player put 150 lasgun shots into my GM/GKT causeing a total of 4 wounds, which was enough to drop his retinue. He then began shooting my loan GM and this is where it became... blissfull. His first squad that shot was out of shroud by a good 5 inches, the next few squads put a total of 2 ounds on him and he had but 1 wound left. From here on out he really wanted to see him die and he unloaded EVERYTHING in range and I mean everything into my GM.
His Baneblade shot a sponson into him to start and was short shrouding by barely and inch an a half, at which point I started dying because that meant it couldn't shoot for the rest of the turn despite the face it can target multiple units as per the shrouding rules because the baneblade is still a single unit. From then on out it just rolled down hill what managed to roll past shrouding could not manage to get that one wound off, so by the end of the shooting phase close to 2500 points (after the lasguns) tried in vain to kill my less then 200 point model and he lived.
The next part was even better. He assaulted him with a vet squad (I think) and then assaulted my assassin that happened to be nearby (only a single wound remaing, drove a squad off the board previous turn) with a huge wave of conscipts. He chose to resolve my GM's combat first because wel at this point he really wanted to see him drop, to which I was smiling wildly. I killed a few models and he failed to wound me and that's when I rolled my psychic test and dropped my large blast template. Rolling a direct hit on the scatter and catching the remaining units attacking him AND 19 units in the nearby assault on my assassin (Yes, this was very tight quarters packed with conscripts). Killed another vet and 10 consripts from the other squad, followed by my assassin's 3. He failed moral against my GM and lost the advance killing them, and the poor guy finally got some luck and rolled insane heroism for his conscripts.
I'll say it once and I'll say it again: I love shrouding.
GKs in Apoc are awesome because of the shrouding. Keep them near the board edges, and much of the opponent can't even shoot at you. Love it!
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
RIP Warhammer 40,000: 21 Sep 1998 - 24 May 2014
Awesome dude. Shrouding can sometimes really mess with the opponent's plans, especially if they have a static units like devastators or heavy weapon squads.
Just wanted to point out one thing though...your GM, being a terminator, cannot do sweeping advances.