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Have any of you had any experiences of playing Iron warriors? Any useful tactics or army list choice?
How do you outshoot one of the most shooty armies (even if Tau are the most shooty army )
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First off, I hate Chaos (no Offence ment), they have hundreds of jammy special rules, nasty weapon combinations and a gang of Wordbearers turned my Ethereal into a Blood-something (is this legal?). But anyhoo, IW, i think the best tactics are to max out on marine killers(FB and PR armed Crisis etc.) and to stick to any cover available. This means you can still get a save against their nasty lascannon heavy bolter etc. Pop-up-attacks and shield drone are also good. another thing that works if your on a woody board is to get alot of small Kroot squads and tie up the units with the heaviest weapons, while your Tau blaze away at the units that are left, this will mean by the time he's hacked his way through the Kroot/Kroot have hacked their way through him, the rest of his army will be plasma scoured stains and you can overwelm him with your firepower.Shas'vre Jao cannot be held responsible for any horrendous mashing of Tau cadres using this tactic. Ahem
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most iron warriors players i know take lots of obliterators and predators and vindicators, just take tonos of railguns and pulse rifles, the more meat the better and the more firepwer ther better
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Ya vs IW's the Vindicator will murder you so kill it asap. It has low range so you'll be ok. Next target the Basilisk, (see what i'm getting at?). Kill his ordance weps first and for most. They will wipe your FW's out and you need them. YOur 30" range will give you the edge vs. IW's base troops they will have to waste a hvy. weps/shootin chance to close the gap. Even if his few hvy. weps murder your troops IW's still need those bolters. Stealth suits are also a must have vs. IW's imo because 1) The can mess up his troops. 2) They will likely cost him a few shooting chances as anger sets in.
Crisis suits are ok, there major purpose I think vs IW's is to hunt down his obliterators. I even sometimes go for the plasma/fusion combo when facing IW's then hunt his oblit's until they are dead, (if the player gets angry and kills my crisis suit with a Lascannon shot thats fine one less shot into my tanks) then move on to whatever else.
For hvy support probally pretty basic, a few Broadsides and some Hammerheads. Blast the armor then drop munition templates on his squads, then send the broadsides pot shotin on his Hq or obliterators, however I would sugguest probally leaning a bit harder on your broadsides then noraml because IW's are notorious for their tank hunter havoc squads.
I wouldn't take kroot personally, the IW's guy probally knows that squad is headin for his havoc squad and one round of bolters/ the special weps will murder most of your squad.
Basic Tactics: What I typicall do is of course kill the armor first, that str 10 gun usually makes this fairly easy. Hunt his obliterators with crisis suits, the move them on the next threat probally a havoc squad or else the Hq, or possible throw that fusion gun into any remaining thing with an armor value. Get the stealth suits in an annoying position and hammer the troops or if possible havocs. USe my FW's up the center as a nice bse of fire that even marines will be reluctant to stay in for to long. (I use some seeker missles always if a squad gets annoying easier to force moral checks if you rip on of them in half, or blow up a rhino). Keep those broadsides in some cover and blast away. I usually swing my tanks around the edges to snake some side armor shots or else force them to move their armor out of the middle and away from my troops. Stealth suits usually just march up the board takin some cover then hittin some troops. My crisis tend to just go where ever they end up being needed.