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Ok so the new rules for tank shock make it almost useless, the opposing player just moves his units to the side of your tank, but here is the thing I was thinking. You take the IG all tank army, where the Russ Demolisher is your HQ, regular Russ are Elite and Heavy Support, Hellhounds for fast attack, and 3 armor fist squadrens for troops. You line up all of your tanks right next to each other with no gaps between them, no side sponsons...nothing. On a 4x4 board that leaves you with 3 tanks in the back able to fill in gaps if needed. Then you slowly move all you tanks forward across the board. If you do it right, either by having them in a diagonal line by offsetting them by and inch or two, or by making a "V" you can succefully tank shock your opponents off the board...or in the case of the "V" into your other tanks succesfully killing them. Its just that much funnier if you dont even shoot the whole game...just take out the only thing that can penatrate your armor the first round by firing everything at it and enjoy as you win round 4.
Anyone else have any other suggestions on how this might work even better?
Thats a powerful option, but costs a bomb. By using that many tanks surely your opponent will have enough anti-tank to at least stun a tank a turn thus effectively crippling your advance (not that it would stop victory).
Hehe, that means you can theoretically never take damage on anything than your front armour.
What happens when you face other tanks, you hit eachother and meet in small claims court, lol? And what about terrain, I am sure we are all smart enough to put it in a way to stop this advance. Funny idea if it ever happened, but hard to pull off.
Tanks can't tank shock other tanks with the same frontal armor or higher if I recall. So a Russ can't tank shock a Land Raider. But the true joy of tank shock is that it forces the enemy to bunch up. Then I zoom in with my flamer equiped chimera and smack that nice tightly packed formation. Or you can do it with a Russ that can't fire that turn due to being hit the turn before. It shocks a foe, they move to the left or right and then the pie plates come raining down.
But I don't know about the legality of trying to tank shock someone off the board with a phalanx of tanks. I think you would end up letting some one move left and then right as the tanks shock them in sequence. Now if it is IG not much of an issue until you see them hitting your tanks in the rear with their heavy bolters and such...
Originally Posted by Thunderer
I was joking about the two vehicles, notice the lol and the small claims court joke...
ever thought of tanks being immobilized or blown up....
sounds like it wouldnt work very often although it would be the stuff of legends
Where there's a will there's a weapon
You can shift other tanks with tank shock,thats the beauty of such things as land raiders and monoliths, their high armour means they could potentially tank shock a baneblade (which iirc has front armour 13).
Rest assured fellow guardsmen, the tank that we all desire does not suffer from something as measily as front armour 13. A monolith is no threat to the beast known as the Baneblade.Originally Posted by The_Outsider
With that said, while your tactic is fun in theory, when you take terrain, enemy tanks, enemy fire and a few other variables into account, it just won't work. Not that it wouldn't be an awesome sight to see on the field though.
I find that as funny as the Tau Fish of Fury with their Flying V and Circle 'O Death formations. :yes:
... only triumph could turn pooing his pants into a good thing..