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Seems like a gun line wouldn't stand much of a chance against say a space marine drop pod army with terminators...
Anything you can do to add some sort of defense? without flamers preferably.
Inquisitor and a pair of mystics. Done.
Or you could use a castle deployment strategy.
I've never had a problem with deepstrikers. I've played against demons and usually table them by turn 3 or 4 (even if they go fiend/tzerald heavy) and deep striking marines aren't scary as long as you keep your force in a good deep-strike defense position. Mystics help out just because you can dump a full squad of plasma shots or a demolisher on top of them if they do have the guts to show up in your lines.
I don't play Infantry, I play Hybrid so I honestly wouldn't be the best one to ask on those lines. I wouldn't worry too much though.
With that many bodies on the field the opponent can't assault the first turn they show up and your guys probably won't run (Standard and/or Commissars can help). When you get to shoot just use First Rank Fire, Second Rank Fire. A hundred plus Lasgun shots will easily wipe anything short of a monstrous creature.
If they survive, send in a sacrificial unit to recieve the charge/tarpit them and then just shoot again once they slaughter the squad they were fighting in the first place.
At least that's the best I can think of.
I've never looked at the wh/dh codexes... Ever....
What does the inquisitor and 2 mystics do?
I used to play with a lot of infantry but I've found that some vehicle support is always a good thing. You might consider bringing a couple lemans, artillery, sentinels, vendetta, whatever you want just as support. I guess that's technically hybrid but it can still be a really infantry heavy list.
If you're playing a gunline you need to learn the fine art of the sacrificial wall. Basically, when he drops, use your movement phase to put a line of guardsmen between him and the rest of your guys. Then shoot. DO NOT charge him.
On his turn, he'll charge your sacrificial line and (hopefully) kill them all or run them off. You then put another squad between you and him and shoot again. Rinse, repeat until his guys are dead.
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