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Rolled a battle mission the other day Me playing DE vs IG it was a guard mission at 2000points
Similar to DOW deployment in that table is split in Half DE deploy FIRST up to the table half. then IG deploy with no units within 18" of mine (possibly forcing them into a 6" corridor)
NO reserves allowed. Guard go first on the roll of 2 to 6. one objective on the half way, one 12" behind that in my half and one in my half decided by the guard player.
So what would be your thoughts/strategies for that, Its a tough one possibly the worst setup for a DE player. though i looked at it as though you were getting a "free" web way portal being on the half way line. downside your getting shot at before you get to move.
i also thought that this would be a good one to bust out Lady Malice with her ability to Re-deploy D3 units. including putting in reserve.
Even The main dude Asdrubael is out as you don't get to roll for seizing initiative. you are getting shot at no matter what. so with that in mind anyone got any ideas? commence evil hand rubbing.......
The #1 thing to do is to make sure that the board has the requisite 25% terrain and plenty of it should block line of sight. The IG player is going to want to be as far from you as possible so he gets lots of shooting in. Deploy your guys as far forward as you can but with the terrain blocking as much shooting as possible.
It sounds pretty nasty tbh. You have two major disadvantages deploying first then having to go second. Terrain will defiantly be your friend.
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A webway list should do pretty well, hide the first raider out of sight and reserve the rest. I know the mission says no reserves but the webway rules say you can put units in reserve even if the mission doesn't allow it
That's really the only thing I can think of as well which sucks because webway lists aren't for everyone. But just having the portal allows you to declare reserves. You don't actually have to use it if you don't want to. You can even put everything in reserve, including the portal bearer.Originally Posted by The Magic Pasty
If you know in advance that you are playing this mission get like 30 warriors and stretch them across the midline and everything else on your side in cover. He's stuck at almost normal deployment but he gets to go first. Still crappy but if you spread out you might save enough to fight back.