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Here is another concept I had which I put forward here for your bashing pleasure. We are playing 1000 points, and I am trying to field lots of bodies for once, to see how the game plays out that way. I have 3 troop choices and a fast choice consisting of a 7 man sniper scout squad (one has a ML - this is my anti-C'Tan squad)), a 10 man CCW scout squad (again, one with ML w/ hidden PW), a 9 man tact squad ( hidden fist and melta-gun) and a 10 man assault squad (w/ 3 plasma guns and hidden hammer). So, to top that off I need an HQ. My low point HQ was too low (99pnt Cappy), my flying Chaplain was too high (185pnts), and that leaves Prophet Iberius ( a Codicier ) or my cheap-o Chappy, who is a foot slogger that would go attached to the tact squad. Both cost around 130-150.
Well the Chappy was a boring option, so, I decided to use crazy ol' Iberius. He is a Codicier with Fury of the Ancients. He sports a jump pack and a teleporting homer. His mission in life is to hop around at the edge of the table, always behind cover, way far away from the action, and launch Fury of the Ancients every round, at different angles, to annoy the living crap out of opponents by forcing saves from his units on the other side of the board. Possibly, if it is called for, he can hop over to the enemy and be a beacon for deep striking Assault Squad.
To keep him from getting shot I was going to keep him away and use his IC status. As a last ditch defense he can put his familiar slightly closer to whatever enemy catches up with me to avoid getting shot ( sorry Ol' Yeller). If they finally close in for CC, despite my ability to leap over the tallest terrain, then he's got his force axe and a storm shield to put up a fight - he's just 153 pnts., not a huge point sink in 1000 point game, so I really don't think they'd take the time to chase him down.
Silly? Stupid? (Lord forbid) a good idea?
Stormcrows Chapter of the Space Marines
First of all, I loved the wording. Had me in stitches.
Second of both, yes. It's a great idea. Do that.
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He likes him!! He really likes him!! :wub:
Thanks Mance! The way I see it, Str 5 hits are no joke, so I might even score a couple of wounds here and there. I was thinking - aren't Tyranid synapses pretty fragile? This would be a good way to knock some of them puppies out from a distance.
Stormcrows Chapter of the Space Marines
It's great, it's awesome....
...but I have to rain on your parade.
You can't use teleport homers for Assault Marines. Only for things that teleport. Hence the name.
I'm not sure how you're getting a S5 Librarian. The only way I know is to give him a command squad and give them Furious Charge.
That being said you were asking about Tyranid Synapse. Some of it is easy meat. Most of it isn't. Easiest synapse to kill are Tyranid Warriors. After that it's the Zycanthrope/Broodlord. And the hardest to kill is the Hive Tyrant, especially if given guardians. None of them are slouches. The tyranid warriors are basically a marine with 2 wounds and slightly thinner armor. Close combatting a Zycanthrope makes sense if you can get by the 2+ Warp Field save. As a force weapon does that nicely you'll be fine, just try not to get hit on the way in. Close combating a Broodlord is suicide, just shoot it, alot, from as far away as you can. Otherwise you will die. Tyrant... they're never easy. The best way to kill them is from shooting, but you can drop them with a Librarian, if you're lucky. You'll likely need 4+ to hit and then a 6+ to wound, and then you better not blow your psychic test. If it hits back your Librarian is likely dead.
But otherwise it's a nice idea.
May your aim be true, and your targets plentiful.
Since he was talking about ranged attacks he is probably referring to the Fury of the Ancients psychic power on his Codicier.Originally Posted by Escaflowne
And my comment on the Codicier: nice idea, though - as Adrian already pointed out - the teleport homer won't be of any help in that army. Well: try it out. And good luck! Tell us how he worked out.
Your using 15% of your points to 'annoy' the opponet..?
I'm liking the tactic, personally, but I'm a little skeptical of this part:Doesn't the Familiar count as part of a unit with him? It's not its own unit, is it? You can't hide behind people in your own unit - your IC is targeted as part of that unit. I am not 100% familiar with the Familiar rules (no pun intended ) but this seems to be a little iffy..As a last ditch defense he can put his familiar slightly closer to whatever enemy catches up with me to avoid getting shot ( sorry Ol' Yeller).
but he can allocate a wound onto the familiar, like a meat shield essentially.
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