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Am in need of advice of how to best use my force, and what I should get next. At present, I have the following:
Commander (plan to give him a combat shield, power weapon, Honors and Jump Pack)
1 Dread with CCW, ML, TL Lascannon, and Assault Cannon
30 Marines, with:
-1 CCW and pistol Sgt
-2 Plasma Guns
5 CCW and Bolt Pistol Scouts
5 Assault Marines
-1 Vet Sgt with Combat Shield and Power fist
-2 Bikes/ Meltagun
-Sgt with power weapon and bolt pistol
-1 Attack Bike with Heavy Bolter
To me, there are two things that are glaring out at me. First, I need to pick up another 5 Assault Marines to finish up the Assault so my Commander can join them and be effective. Second, I need to get a hold of a Dev Squad, but with the new models coming out late Feb/ early March, I cant really find any, so Im gonna have to wait. Any other thoughts?
You should write out your list more specificly.
What your going ot give your commander seems fine, remember the bolt pistol, a chaplin works as well too, either or works really.
Your dread, what does it have, i see the options for other configurations but you can't have them all(obviously) you need to pick one. Untill you get some armour or something take the twin linked lascannon and missile launcher.
You could mount a mobile squad, like 8 men and the las/plas combo or some other loadouts.
Beef up your scout squad to 10 men as well and use, I liek useing them in the ccw,bolt pistol combo myself.
Yes do beef up your assault squad, I would include some plasma pistols or flamers depending on the army you play against(remember the bolt pistol).
I don't know anything about bikers or anything, dead end with me.
Main thing I see is you seriosuly lack any kind of anti-armour weapons like missile launchers and lascannons. If you get a devastator squad give thm some missile launchers or if you want to put you heavy weapons in your regular squads give them all heavy bolters to make up for it. I would suggest getting a predator sometimes as well. Also buy a combat squad to beef up your devastaro squad, your going to want it at full strenght anyway.
Well from your previouse thread's you have had problems against guard.:yes: So what you don't want to do is out shoot them because it isn't happening.
I have seen a list that would work great for you. List made by Alt+F4 click here.
The bikes will be able to take out the tanks fast. Maybe a little less of the bikes for you though. The bikes would be able to take out the the vehicles fast.:ninja:
All over this list is pretty solid made by Alt+F4. Say what you think about it and make a list on what you would want. So in my opinoin just kick it from there.
All the above stuff is basically an inventory. Ive tried some tactics and failed, so I wanted advice.
Well your plasma guns are pretty much useless. You might as well take a devastator squad than that against guard. Which is bad. Same as the flamer. You will be foot sloging which isn't good agianst guard especially with few numbers. Rhino will be useless. They will just shoot that down with lascannons. And maybe if there are some guys in there then they might shoot at it with the ordanance and possibly kill some of the guys.
Commander I would go with a chaplain with lightning claws and with some assault terminators in reserves. Who ever says they have to drop right be the enemey.:ninja:
Five assault marines won't do you any good guard will probably beat you in close combat with just your five guys.
Okay, I'm going to try to be less a rain on your parade than what most people seem to be (no names mentioned, don't worry. I'm not trying to single anyone out).
Right now, your army is still rather young and is developing only slowly. Against a more developed army, you're not going to have much luck no matter which tactics you try to employ, so I'll again suggest that you just work on picking up new units for your army.
You've asked what it is that you should get next. To answer that, I'll refer you to a post of mine. You can find it here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...tml#post860687
Post #7 is the one you're looking for. Though it's long, it might help give you an idea of what you want to do with your army, and as such, will give you an idea of which units to add next.
Against Imperial Guard, I'd take either a Fast Assault army, or a Drop Pod army. As has been said before, against Guard, you want to close the distance quick and grind them down to nothing in close combat.
Hope this helps.
I'd recomend a libby and a jp chaplain. I'd also fill out your scout and assault squad as both tend to be best in a squad of 8 or 10. As the dread is your only tank, you may want to consider a vindicator or whirlwind, or even a second dread.