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I have about a 90% win record, so whatever it is I do during games must be decent enough. But I want to do better. I was wondering which is the better method, condensing your troops to penetrate 1 area of the enemy army, or to scatter your horde all over the place? I tend to scatter my forces, make it harder to choose targets and what not. But Ihave heard people have success by focusing on a weak area of the enemy army and attacking it with everything and then after that caves the rest is easy. Any thoughts on the matter please.
I prefer the more "blitzkrieg" tactic of consentration on 1 point and bring your full force on it, after than spreading out to cause as much destruction and panic in his lines.
I hate to say it, but, both work. My usual tactic is whatever is left in my main horde, (hopefully most of the nasties and a couple gribblies, engage as many units along the front line as possible. At the same time, my wing Tyrant is hitting, and usually rolling up, one flank. My Lictors, Ravs and Gargs are harrassing my opponent backfield and my shooters, (Zoats, 'Fexes and shooty warriors), shoot what ever is left. Of course all of this is dependant on mine, and my opponents, army composition.
However, if you concentrate into a spearhead, force a breach and then fill it, you can now roll up his line from the middle.
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I usually use a combination. I have my carnifex with his twinlinked barbed strangler run up the middle with my horde or genestealers following with my warriors for synapse. Then at the crucial time, I make my horde pass my cani and assault. That is my main force.
Then I usually use my spike rippers and zoanathorpe in a crack assault team to take down tanks or special weapon squads or demolishers or extra threats like that.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
I also prefer the concentrated spear, but only against certain opponents.
Anyone without alot of moblilty is good: ie marines, IG. Against Mech armies tho, this never works, since they fight on their terms, not on yours. Against mech armies, objective is more important than anything, because you'll never pin him down, so you might as well win by other methods.
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The funny thing about nids is their versatility. Most people only see them as a CC army and usually assume you'll simply run straight at them. They soon learn the error of their ways as our fast units outflank them and crush them in a pincer movement. Although sometimes the direct approach is the way to go after all.
I find that my tactics are dictated by army deployment more than anything else. I have tried to form battle tactics before a battle only to have the enemy deployment invalidate all of my best laid plans. Now I simply use one of my favorite deployment methods and decide how to attack after deployment.
With the 4th edition rules you cannot block LOS to other units so spreading out your units works better now. I like to break my army into either two or three tactical divisions. I group a few units that support each other into a division and move them as a group. This allows me the tactical flexibility to handle multiple situations without overcomplicating my strategy.
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