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So I've got quite a few games under 5th rules now, playing against just about every army except for a couple (DH and DE), and I've experienced and adjusted to the new rules. For the most part I can do very well in most games, but the one that always gives me trouble is Annihilation. The problem is I just field so many kill points. I usually play 2500 pt games with the group of gamers I have, and I almost always have 5+ kill points more then the others (save mech Sisters).
The latest game I had against black templar had me coming to these boards. I had 7 more kp's then he. I admit doing some mistakes, but it wasn't game breaking. He had just a handful of guys and the land raider crusader (which is impervious to damage I am convinced), and he wins by 4 kp's. Even though the swing of the game was in my favor. He just shot the raiders and warriors off the table.
So my question I guess, how do you deal with the high kp's? Just table the opponent? Thats not always so easy to do. And my vehicles crashing on a 3+ doesn't help.
That and my archon can't seem to make 5 saves without losing his shield. So maybe this is half a rant but any advice is welcome.
I use lots of pinning weapons, and find it evens the odds quite nicely. Another option is to use the WWP instead of lots of Raiders.
For the DE Lord, I usually go all out on the Combat Drugs until he's down to 1 wound. I figure he's toast once the shadow field breaks anyway, so I might as well get the most kills I can squeeze out of the little guy. Another option here is to use the Hell Mask, or if he's joined a squad, Mask of the Damned. YMMV depending on the opponent, but sometimes it can be a lifesaver.
I guess I just revamp my tactics. I have two wwp in my list but I find that against an army that has short ranged weaponry or is just going to rush me I don't always want to use it.
As for the hell mask, I keep forgetting to use it when I do equip it. Not a usual upgrade for my archon.