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I'm a chaos player and play vs Imp alot (and with a zero loss rate currently:tongue: ) I want to change my tactics and use more ordanance and have bought more escorts to try and counter the ever increasing amount of imp ord that i have to endure. Has anyone got any tricks up they're sleeve when it comes to using it? Like the best times to lauch, good combinations of firepower, guided torps, short burn torps and their uses? I'm a genrally kinda shooty guy and have built my fleet up as such untill my recent purchase of a styx and another devastation. I currently have an ordanance capability of 14 wings of fighters/bombers/assault boats and 2 str6 torp salvos from infidels?
(I've rambled on enough now any tips?)
I'd suggest using the Devestation to escort the styx to your intended target.using the devestation to launch fighters to intercapt the inevitable torpedo swarm that greets a styx on a attack run.These ships have the firepower to spoil any capital ships day providing you are able to get close and locked on.The ideal range to aim for is witin 30cm as this means that the devestations weapons batteries are in range and the styx (and devestation if its reloaded ordanance) can lauch dreadclaws at the victim with no chance of fighter intercept.The damage from weapons combined with the carnage from the hit and runs will leave most ships completly disabled (if it works on battlebarges it should work on anything)
Those that are as hard as stone shall break as stone
Those that are as hard as wood shall break as wood
Thx for the advice
I see almost no reason at all to use styxes...
For the cost of two styxes one can get three devastations, which launch just as much ordnance, have 50% more lances and 50% more bats (albeit shorter ranged), and 50% more hits on top of that.
Today I tried out a new tactic with my chaos fleet (yes, it was a real game. Much as they are few and far between.) I grouped (not squaded) a devastation with a murder and a despoiler together on one side, and a styx, slaughter and three infidels on the other. Within the first turn I had crippled one imperial cruiser, destroyed another and despatched two escorts with the help of SIX succesful lock on orders!. This was achieved with the simple batteries, lances, bombers sequence. This seems to work well, especially when the ships weapons complement the others in the group.