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I was choosing an army list for a game i was playing on saturday, and I decided to stick my librarian with my 4 assault terminators in a drop pod with a deathwind.
during the game my marine tactical squads had just been ripped to pieces by my friends marine devasators and predator, and my assault marines and commander were the only thing i had left, luckily my assault terminators decided they were going to turn up so i deep striked them into the middle of his army and with the librarians viel of time they survived the plasma and lascannon barrage with the librarian taking a wound and went on to slaughter his army with my assault marines mopping up. I think this tactic is a real gamewinner has anyone else ever used? I just wanted to see if anyone could find a problem with it or a better way.
By assault terminators, I hope you mean terminator command squad (powerfists, not lightning claws/thunder hammers), otherwise that isnt legal.
Assault terminator squad size = 5-10.
Sure, the drop pod can hold only 5 terminator models, but simply taking a model out means the squad size is no longer legal.
Aside from addorans point, and in answer to your question. Yes, deepstriking is a standard tactic for Terminators especially since they can always deepstrike now.
Secondlly, I just wanted to make sure yuou werent using the veil's re-rolls for the terminators. Veil only works on roles the librarien fails.
Mentor of Space Marine Commanders far and wide.
Efficiency VS Point Cost VS Ease Of Use - Your best bets:
1) Chaplain led Assault squad - 2 plasma pistols, powerfisted sergeant
2) 8 man Devastator squad - 4 missile launchers
3) Land Speeder Tornado - HB + AC
lol, reroll a 2+ armor save? sure I don't much care for assault termies but the tactic is sound enough, deepstriking a Librarian can always give the opposition some trouble.
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congrats on the win and some real good tactics (re-roll 2+ saves or 5+Inv saves with Lib) but what I really don't get is why u put the deathwind thing on the pod. It's only BS2 if I remember right and with the upgrade it's 50pts! Can u tell me why the Deathwind?
Actually as a Death wing commander I think the tactic is pretty appaling, since the Q&A for codex DA and the new codex SM came out, DW can not put assult termies in a standard squad and sine then all my Lightening claws termies have been gathering dust, sure at some point I will roll out a Land raider crusader filled with an assult sqad and a chaplain, but only in a friendly and I dont expect it to actually achieve anything. Drop pods sound good but it means you are putting your army peacemeal into your opponents midst where you can not assult so you are going to get shot to shreds, the only really effective way of doing this with termies, IMHO is to take a librarian with fear of darkness and a termie command squad with Assult cannons, then drop in as close to as many units as possible, use FOD and make as many of his squads run as you can, then open up on what is left with the storm bolters and assult cannon, but even this has its risks, I shall be keeping my DW firmly away from Teleporters and Drop pods
Everything you have been told is a lie!
The Deathwind Drop Pod Upgrade can be serious against toughness 3 opponents, especially Tyranids and Tau. If you complain about getting shot to bits, the Deathwind missiles are a large blast that fires the turn the drop pod lands. Sure its low skill, hitting on a 5+, but it does give your opponent something else to worry about.
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