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Got a game coming up where i have to play against a Catchatan army with my Cadians.
Its about 3000pts. I have lots of tanks and he has lots of men....he also has Marbo and Straken. I have neither, but do have some greyknight terminators as my army is linked to a Deamonhunter army. has anyone had any luck defeating Marbo?
IG mechanized/DaemonHunter army 7000 +pts.
Marbo is actually quite easy to kill. His main objective in a game is to appear in the middle of an army and drop a demo charge on something important. His is T3 with a 5+ save. Ok, he does have stealth, but flamers will will him easily. But if you have lots of tanks then you shouldn't be too bothered about demo charges, as they kill men not tanks (unless they hit the rear armour). An officer of the fleet can delay his arrival. But as I said, flamers work wonders, or just massed fire power.
Just remember not to give him an easy target when he arrives, as to be quite honest he is expendable, so make sure he doesn't do much (or any) damage.
Well, he can affect tanks, as he has meltabombs, and while a demo charge isn't ordanace it can still hurt if it hits rear armour. You just need to deploy well, and try and limit his targets, and make sure you remember to get rid of him in your next turn after he arrives.
Marbo's job is to pop up in cover, hurt something, and then distract your opponent by making him kill Marbo before he gets to move on the next turn. He gets a 2+ save if you GTG in cover, which forces your opponent to pour a lot of fire into him.
If you don't kill him, he'll start sniping units, charging tanks with his melta bombs, contesting objectives, or assaulting/killing weaker units. If you have flamers handy, they're the best way to get rid of him.
He's no big deal to a non-meq army...say he takes out a squad of veteran guardsmen with his template...how much does he cost? How much did they cost? Drop that template on a squad of SM vanguard, and marbo just made a serious dent! Just let him show up, do his worst, and then shoot his dumb @$$. He scares the crap out of elite, numerically small armies, but what does a nid player care about how many gaunts fit under the template?
IG since 1999 __ DA since 2002 __ Tau since 2005 __ SoB since 2007
Brets 1997-1999 __ TK since 2009 __ Empire since 2010
I've only used 'marbo' twice, he sucks...
forces. Do you think Nids like having their Hive Guard or warriors gibbed by his pie plate? He's also got a high initiative, wounds on 2's, and can leave combat
at the end of the assault phase.
His only real drawback is the free KP you'll hand to your opponent in most Annihilation missions.