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I don't know if I'm having bad luck or it's just not worth the points but it has yet to kill anything. In several games my avoidance of a specific terran piece caused me to loose valuable cover.
Is OB a popular option or is it a waste of an HS slot? What armies are they bad for? A few examples of when they were useful would be great. Thanks.
The important thing you need to realize about OS is that it is NOT going to reliably kill things. That's not what it's for.
Instead, use it to force your opponent into something he doesn't want to do.
For example, if the table you're on has a lot of terrain, place the OS at a choke point that the enemy'll have to go through to reach you. This won't work if you place it too close to your own forces, have to claim an objective already held by the enemy, or the enemy is a shooty army, but you get the idea.
If the enemy has a lot of artillery, toss the OS down where you think he might deploy them. Works especially well for IG Basilisks and Tau Hammerheads/Broadsides. If you're lucky, you may get a kill or two. If not, you've disrupted his plans and denied him a good position.
A risky tactic that I've used and seen used is to place the Melta or Barrage OS on an objective, then deepstrike or march GKT onto it. The AP of those strikes is high enough that the terminators still get their armor saves, but most troops in the game won't be able to approach it.
It also works as a psychological weapon. If your foe knows you have an OS, he'll be wary of going near ANY terrain until it lands.
An OS is cheap enough that you can buy it without hurting the army list, but you have to know how to use it.
The termies wouldn't have to worry about being hit anyway, because it will most likely scatter away from them if the hug the terrain piece close enough. Or if it's a hill, just sit on top of it right in the middle, then the only real trouble would be getting snake eyes on the scatter roll.Originally Posted by mEGALOMANIAC
Uh, it's going to work very poorly vs Hammerheads, cuz they're very mobile.
Boradsides......not so much.