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How does everyone counter the genestealer threat? I believe in the power of the holy bolter ,any other ways?
Heavy bolters rip through genestealers like nothing else.
A whirlwind is pretty good but does lack accuracy.
Agreed. Heavy Bolters are the way to go. Also, if you play BA, take the Baal predator. 10 ap4 shots a turn, 4 of which are S6, twin linked, and rending? Sign me up!
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Heavy Bolters and Bolters work well. Also, a Whirlwind can work well. Land Speeder's can help pas well. Basically any anti-infantry gone will mow em' down. I wouldn't into combat though. Genestealers will most likely tear through most things you throw at em'.
Unit-wise, landspeeder tornados are always a good choice. 7 shots (4 rending!) into a unit of genestealers will leave them hurting bad. It also serves as a good distraction unit for the genestealers to attack (they'll need 6's to hit it) which can serve to save your more fragile units (fragile against genestealers I mean.)
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Bikers can work well too. Just use your speed to avoid them, and you should be fine.
Thanks everyone appreciate all the thoughts
whirlwinds work pretty well. But in the past with my Black Templars i've used a drop pod squad of 8-10 marines with bolters (powerfist and melta of course). That squad will usually take out about 4-5 flying/rending warriors and cripple a brood of stealers. Assuming of course they are out of cover. As always choose your battles.
Like the rest said, Bolters, Bolters, Bolters. Heavy Bolters, LST's, and Whirlwind when coupled with the holy bolter squads will eat the nids. Remember focused fire tactics are best.
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Assault Cannons work wonders. I've also noticed that despite having a 4+ save (when upgraded, but everyone takes that upgrade, seeing how it's so damn good ), Bolters will cut through a unit of Stealers quite nicely as long as you don't wait until they're practically on top of you to start shooting. That means that standing still and firing at them from 24" away is a very good idea, because despite having a fewer number of shots, they'll still knock a couple down, which is very useful when it comes to those hellish aliens.:wacko: