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I've got a fairly large game tomorrow with two three-man teams. I'm orks (naturally), and I'm allied with Dark Eldar and 'Nids. Against us are Imperial Guard and two Daemon armies, one primarily nurgle, the other Slaanesh, or possibly Khorne.
Daemonettes aren't usually a big hurdle, just unload a couple rounds of shoota boys into them and they die easily enough. Plaugebearers are a bit tougher though, plus they're backed by Epidemius, the tallyman.
My question is, what's the best way fer da boyz to counter nurgle and his plague-gits? He'll also have a fair number of nurglings, which suck when the tally gets up and they all have 2+ poison power-weapons.
So far, I'm taking a shokk-attack gun, a battlewagon, and probably two full mobs of shootas. Any suggestions libarium?
i would take lootas. Lots of instant death shots will kill of nurglings fairly quick i would have thought. other than that, burnas could come in handy for sheer templateness
Nurglings can't get insta-killed, no Daemons can.
An Epidemius list lives and dies on its DPs and Epi himself. Nurgle DPs rack up the tally, but until they everything else sucks. Kill the DPs and the army falls flat on its face. That's easier said than done, as the good builds will fly, have T6, 3+/5++, will always wound on a 2+, and have offensive and defensive grenades. Lootas and vehicles are order of the day, and even basic boyz can see one off. Keep the shiny bits away though.
Also, the Tally only goes up if Epidemius is on the board and it is immediately lost if he gets squashed. Kill Epi and the army falls apart. The best he can do is hide in a big unit of PBs, Nurglings, or Beasts in some remote corner of the board. Use your speed to catch them and squish him.
Plaguebearers suck in combat. They really, really suck. Basic boyz can tear them up and PKs sweeten the deal. You may only win by a handful, but that's more wounds he takes and you will eventually grind them down. Even with the tally up Plaguebearers suck. Nurglings are excellent tarpits, but without FNP they die in droves to burnas and boyz. Beasts are nasty, but random, so hit them with power weapons of any sort.
Slaaneshi units are a lot more threatening, especially Fiends and the Keeper. Super fast, super killy, and can be anywhere with Hit & Run. Shoot, shoot, shoot them because they will tear you apart in combat.
Thanks for the advice, I'll be sure to keep that in mind ==Me==. Battlewagon w/deffrolla a good response to PB? It ignores their FNP and a 5+ inv is still just a 5+ save to the deffrolla.
That will work, especially when combined with the Daemons' general ineptitude when it comes to anti-vehicle. Mech armies have a field day with them.
Good thing I loves me a good mek-army then!