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Tactical Squad Spear Strike Formation
POINTS 100 + MODELS
The Tactical Squads in a Space Marine company will form the core of any assault they make. Experienced in all forms of warfare and well versed in strategy, a single commmand squad can be expected to carry a variety of battlefield roles. Working together, several Tactical Squads from the same company can advance as a spearhead into the teeth of the enemy, firing off murderous boltgun volleys at short range and providing covering fire to allow their Battle-Brothers time to charge the enemy after firing. Once they have taken ground from their enemies, they will not fall back again until ordered or until they are killed to a man.
3-10 Tactical Squads. One Squad must be designated as the speartip.x
Strike Force: All squads in the formation must be deployed within 12" of the speartip squad, or if coming on from reserve, the formation must enter the table within 12" of the point entered by the speartip squad.
Battle-Brothers: Tactical Squads in the formation may use rapid fire weapons and assault in the same turn, provided that they are within 6" of another unit in the formation when declaring charges (declare all charges for units in the formation before moving charging models).
Note that this does not allow them to charge if other circumstances prevent it, such as dismebarking from a vehicle, deep striking or firing heavy weapons.
Not one step back!: Tactical Squads in the Spear Strike formation have the Stubborn universal special rule.
"Of the Tactical Space Marine, bedrock of his chapter and paragon to his brothers, I shall tell thee. He shall be steeped in the lore of battle and schooled in all manner of weapon and strategy. With combat blade, boltgun and grenade he shall assail the foe. But these are mere tools: a Tactical Space Marine's true weapons are his courage, his wits and his dedication to his brothers. He will bring his foe to battle in a manner and time of his choosing, never himself caught unready or ill-prepared for the task at hand. In defence he shall be stalwart as the mountain, a bulwark stood firm against the enemies of Man. In attack he shall strike with the wrath of the Immortal Emperor, felling the for without mercy, remorse or fear." -Roboute Guilliman, from the Codex Astartes
With so many tactical squads, you might want to change the strike force to be within 12" of the speartip unit.
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Good point, I was thinking lower numbers of squads or open terrain but I supposed if you had a few squads and came on from reserves on a cluttered board you might have trouble, I'll amend it, thanks