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Suppose an entire planet succumbs to the taint of chaos. Suppose their entire military goes with them. A Crusade is mounted to purge these traitors, but behold, they unleash the full fury of their honorless machines upon our duty bound battle brothers. Black Templars accept any challenge no matter what the odds, but what are those odds against a full Armored Company? With no Devestators or Tank Hunter specialists, I'd say slim. But failure is not an option.
What are your thoughts and experiences on this? I have not met this problem yet, but I know of an Armored Company commander, and should he challenge me, I will not decline. Anti Tank seems to be a bit of an issue in the Templar list. Anyone's thoughts on the matter are welcome, especially you Templars out there.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it." -Anon
OK, what would I do if I had no access to Devastators? I'd say Venerable Dreads with a twin-linked lascannon and a missile launcher with the Tank Hunter skill. If you can't take that, then I'd go for Assault Squads with melta bombs and give every CC Templar Squad a power fist. Maybe back it up with a Terminator Squad with two Cyclones or a shooty Templar Squad with a lascannon. My personal favorite are the Assault Squads, but that's the Raven Guard player speaking.
Victorus aut mortis,
Somehow I think that if a whole planet was corrupted, including the elite Guardsmen from the highest Officers to the lowliest grunts, I'd just call for Exterminatus.
Armored company is one of the weaker armies believe it or not.. Its very vulnerable because it has so few models
Just take small 6 man black templar squads with a lascannon to hit the tanks, you dont need to destroy them just shake them
Making 1 tank not be able to fire is killer against AC
Use a razor back or two with TL lascannons, and land speeders.. Pie plates dont handle vehicles very well
Turbo-boost Attack Bikes with multi-melta's arround, then when you killl a tank with them, use its burned out hust for cover from the others
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deepstriking terminators with chainfists and cyclone missile launchers, those tanks will die very easily with that. donĀ“t use whirlwinds or rhinoĀ“s maybe a normal LR will do it and using it to transport terminators or a CC weapon squad with melta bombs
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when I fight IG using my Black Templars, I just blow their tanks up with my Land Raider Crusader, Venerable Dreadnaught with TL Las, or meltaguns. the rest are quicly dispatched in assualts using power fists, melta bombs or the EC's Black Sword...
Fighting AC is a bit scary, but not really hard, as you can, most of the times, survive the couple of rounds it takes you to get to assualt with your jump troops and transport mounted soldiars, and from there its easy...