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Just finished my first game in the 10 week campaign. Planetstrike rules, I was Dark Eldar attacker against Ravenwing Defender.
There were three objectives so I took hellish cacophony for my strategem. On turn three my opponent revealed his escape hatch and out popped Shrike and 6 Vanguard Veterans (all w/ dual lightning claws). They went straight for my Archon and retinue (who were footslogging after their raider got blown) and annihilated them in one turn (very, very, very bad rolling on my part). Now, Shrike, the Vanguard, and a unit of five terminators were a good distance from the objectives and I had three raiders nearby. So then it hit me! I don't have any units to deal with these uber marines (wych squads were a good distance away/dead) so I'll just horrorfex them!
Boy did it work. I thought my opponent was gonna throttle me...
Turns 4,5,6,7 those two units remained pinned, and I won the game.
I did feel kind of bad though, such a dirty trick.
Dark Eldar: 13-wins/ 0-draws / 3-loss
Imperial Fists SM: 4/1/4 1500 Annan 190th IG: 9/1/2 - retired
Chaos Daemons: 3/0/2 (stupid Null-zone)
I've heard a lot of people say that Horrorfexes were useless, but I guess you proved them wrong!
Good luck in the rest of your games!
The Flubby Master
This proves (yet again) that the horrorfex is one of the best vehicle upgrades in the game.
I have personally used them to pin an entire army for 2 turns just because I could. It also nicely proves that pinning isn't useless, just not enough weapons have the modifiers required to use it.
Sounds fair to me. Perhaps your Ravenguard friend will be more wary of the horrorfexes in future games.
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And being evil, that's what Dark Eldar are all about.
Feeling dirty when using such a trick? A true general will always use every option available to him. Don't feel bad, feel good.
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