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    anyone use this rule?

    I was reading the assault rules and I found a fairly obscure rule about sweeping advances that I'd never heard of and no one has ever used in a game with me.

    "If the falling back unit no longer has any models in base contact with the victor, the victors do not get a chance to sweeping advance but may still consolidate" pg. 43

    Basically this means that if my stealers do their job and kill enough tau, necrons, SM, or whatever and my opponent chooses to remove models in base contact, I don't get to use my nice high initiative to wipe out his unit if they flee.

    Does anyone here ever use this rule?

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    Yep, remember that it can be used as Your advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs_n_Orks
    Does anyone here ever use this rule?
    Yes, when I remember it. . .

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    Yes. If you are a weak HtH army (Tau), and you get assault by an uber HtH unit (Genestealers) you can use this rule to remove yourself from the combat. The idea is that you suffer enough wounds to lose everyone in Base to Base and still have enough troops left so when you flee you can rally back up and then shoot the piss out of the unit that assaulted you.

    You can also use this to strand that HtH specialist unit out in the open, rather than leave them locked in CC.
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    All the more reason to take more small broods as opposed to large ones.

    I've had bad experiences with this rule. My stealers smash into a tactical squad, killing 7 of them and completely wiping out the kill zone. The other guy fails his leadership and runs, I can't catch up... Right, lets see: 8 stealers + 12 Bolters + 1 Assault Cannon = ? Anyone?
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    The last game i played my broodlord got stranded like that and got shot by a railgun.

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    I have known Tau to use this tactic to great affect. They use a bunch of Crisis suits with drones deployed in a "T" formation, (the base of the T is the suits, the stem is the drones). You charge and hit, (and mangle), a couple of drones, all of a sudden you are sitting just out of distance of the crisis suits. Can you say "uh oh"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catachan Devil
    The last game i played my broodlord got stranded like that and got shot by a railgun.
    Remember that since he's under the effect of his own Synapse ability, he can't be insta-killed by that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE Hersh
    I have known Tau to use this tactic to great affect. They use a bunch of Crisis suits with drones deployed in a "T" formation, (the base of the T is the suits, the stem is the drones). You charge and hit, (and mangle), a couple of drones, all of a sudden you are sitting just out of distance of the crisis suits. Can you say "uh oh"?

    arent we glad that we have a good charge range. so if you see someone trying to pull that. adjust your movement to get all the models in range for charge.
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    oh i did not know of this rule!! thanks ;D it will come in handy when my poor FW loose CC ;D

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