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So I am curious, how you all deal with them? Cause 9 obliterators (5 in 1000pts) really gets annoying, any thoughts? cause I can usually take out a few with a vindicator but their lascannons make short work of it. I can usually take a few out with power weapons.... but their fists take em down quickly. I play DA, and am wondering what you can do about this. It makes me mad that they are so strong and so many of them for so few points. He usually also has a basalisk, demon prince, dreadnoughts, defiler. His troops are usually lascannon squads. By the time I get to him my army is nice and toasty. All suggestions wanted!
Well, Iron Warriors can be one of the cheesiest Chaos armies, not the least because they can actually get away with having bucketloads of Obliterators since it's actually fluffy for them to do so. If he's got a lot of Obliterators, take a lot of plasma. Their extra toughness won't matter, you negate their save to a 5+, and won't have to worry about those power fists. The problem with plasma is a) it kills your own men and b) it has a short range (usually.)
I'd recommend dropping the Vindicator, since its only real purpose is to scare armies into shooting it, and since Iron Warriors excel at shooting things, it'll never really survive. Instead, take a lot of troops, because Obliterators are - despite the plasma guns and heavy bolters - primarily anti-tank soldiers. Also, since Obliterators are really, really expensive, he shouldn't have much else to fill in the army list, especially if he has a tooled-out Daemon Prince (which is unfluffy for Iron Warriors.)
For the Basilisk, a drop-pod squad with a meltagun or a powerfist will usually do the trick, as long as you don't scatter off the board. It would probably help with the Defiler as well. Seeing as he has Dreadnoughts, a Defiler and a Basilisk, it'd help to take plenty of ranged anti-tank weapons to ensure they don't get far. A Devastator squad, with either missiles or lascannons depending on your preference, should be able to do it along with lascannons in your tactical squads.
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Thanks sooo much man!:yes: