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i just thought of a sneaky and totally mad crazy idea. i know its mad but its just an idea...
ok so you have say 5 termies in a land raider. behind them is the usual 10 man assault squad plus chappie etc. deploy the land raider on the flank with the assault squad behind them. The LR moves its 12 and so do the ass. squad(hehehe i said ass). this way the assault squad get movable cover. When your near your target, the assault squad quickly move in front and assault the target. now the target is held in place for your termies to jump out and clean up.
I think this combo could take care of pretty much anything, but would easily be the better part of 1000pts. oh man looking over this it just seems to get crazier and crazier...
normally it seems to be a wider board you play on. therefor any flanking marine killing battlecannon wielding Leman Russ would make short work of them... also any flanking force, would really nullify you 'so-called' crazy idea...
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I don't see any problems with this strategy, except that it's hard to pull off in practice. There will always be counter maneuvers and your opponent may not fall into the trap.
I did something similar recently. Went against some Chaos berserkers. I assaulted them with a tact squad that was at the front of my deployment. The guy said I was crazy for assaulting berserkers with a mere tactical squad. With him locked in CC I lost 3 out of 6 men in my tact squad and he lost one. On the following turn I assaulted out of my LRC with a Techmarine and terminator Assault Squad. That completely wiped out his squad and the massacre roll carried me into a second squad of Berserkers so I denied them the charge. He then understood why I would sacrifice a tactical squad. Guess I'm a cruel general
Another tactic I've heard of using vehicles as mobile cover is to line up rhinos with smoke launchers. Turn 1: rhino races forward turns sideways pops smoke, rhino 2 and 3 line up behind rhino 1. Turn 2: rhinos 2 and 3 flank rhino 1 and turn sideways and pop smoke. Contents of rhinos disembark behind vehicles to prepare assaults. It's risky, but it's funny watching it actually happen in the game.
Last edited by magnet_man; August 30th, 2006 at 16:08.
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