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I'm currently working on my mech guard army which consists of the following...
Command Squad: 3 Melta
2X Veteran Squad: 3 Metla
2X Veteran Squad: 2 Metla
(All In Chimeras with heavy flamer)
Hellhound: Heavy Flamer
2X Leman Russ: Lascannon
Now what are the best tactics for this army and what is the best way to use the mounted veteran squads?
I ask this because all mech armies I've had experience with use the tactic of driving up, bailing out and rapid firing at an enemy unit. Then the following turn those who have survived the opponent's turn get back in the transport. Now guard can't do this the whole squad would most likely die if I played them this way; So how do I use the mechanized veterans to best of their ablity?
Depending on the mission, you can deploy outside the Chimeras and use the tanks as a screen, or rush to claim objectives. Jumping out in front of an enemy unit is generally a poor choice, however, if multiple squads jump out and focus fire on the same unit, the outcome may be different.
I would think about keeping some of your vet. squads in reserve so they can come in and take some objectives later in the game with out running as high a risk of haveing the chimera destroyed. It looks like your banewolf and other vet squads can help take out the enemy armor while the Russ' and hellhound work on the footslogers.
Last edited by Col. Dracus; January 15th, 2010 at 17:16. Reason: spelling
That's a huge question. Fortunately I already have a huge answer for you on my blog:
That covers some of the basics about how to use your tanks. Though there's still a LOT of the subject that I haven't seen anyone cover. And there's lots of things like Denied Flank moves and whatnot that applies to any mobile army.
Come visit my blog at: www.warstrike.org
I also recommend this post:
We've got several battle reports that should help with tactics and approaches to using mechanized lists.
Of course, Mine is a WH mech, and SandWyrm's is IG mech. slightly different tools, similar basic principles.
check out Farmpunk's blog:
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