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The general idea with spamming something is that the enemy has to bring varied weaponry to handle different foes they may encounter, and so by spamming you overload that part of their army.
Now, this works for me now with serpent spam. And it worked for me in the window between 4th edition and our new codex with infantry spam.
But I'm wondering if bike spam is just a stupid idea, or if maybe there's something in there that could work. (Though whatever we come up with in this thread, I'm going to Vassal it a few times before considering dropping cash to put a force together. Hmmmm would it be tourny legal if I got some jetbikey things from the dollar store and stuck real guardian defenders on 'em? )
Anyway the reason I'm concerned is that jetbikes, being somewhat expensive and having to make difficult terrain tests if they try to use cover, are actually fairly vulnerable to all weapons. Everything from lasguns to lascannons can chip away at them at a reasonable pace, wheras a serpent ignores the S5 or lower stuff and infantry with a cover save give up few points to lascannon fire.
Another issue is that while the jetbike council is a solid unit, the shining spears are excedingly vulnerable to something going wrong on the battlefield, and the guardian jetbike squads seem exceedingly short on hitting power both in shooting and assault.
Shining spears can hit very, very hard. JBG on the other hand are really very good at contesting objectives and the like. Of course seer councils are really quite nasty, but that goes without saying. I'd say if you really have it in for them, take some troop bikes with warlocks with embolden, and keep them out of dodge. Play the best game of keep away of your life, and pray you don't roll up guard in a tourney.
Then again, thats kinda a theme with our dex. (QQ)
I dunno. Contesting for more than a turn almost always means close combat (At the least). Even with a re-roll on the leadership test, they aren't so reliable there.JBG on the other hand are really very good at contesting objectives and the like.
The toughness of Jetbike Spam is the resilience of Marines Spam. Though Mares have better morale, close combat capabilities, more options and greater firepower.
And yet Mech MSU is Marines' choice of weap... armylist.
My beloved Eldar force, I'll judge your roster core. I appreciate your concern, You're gonna think and learn. Rep me... rep me, my friend.