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As dark eldar rely on cunning to get the job done more than any other race in 40k, I thought I'd share a little of my own.
1st turn charges are nice, here's a dirty little trick I use with my wyches to help them get into combat asap.
Please excuse the crappy pictures, r's are the raider hull, B's are the raider base.
In most cases armies are separated by about 24". To start off deploy your raiders as far foreward as you can, parallel to the edge of the deployment zone
Now if you get first turn great. If not then you lose a few raiders but likely have a few left.
Now at the begining of your movement, pivot the raider straight towards your enemy like so
According to the rules vehicles can pivot on the spot about their center-point as many times as they want, and it does not reduce the distance they can move.
This little trick puts the front of your raider about 3" closer to the enemy for a total charge range of:
3" spin move
Thats 24" to 29" depending on fleet or 30" to 35" if you get the 12" assault drugs
So if your enemy gets careless and puts his guys close to the front use this to make him sorry.
The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. Bring them understanding of the power of ourselves through our strength and their fear. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all fragments will be smashed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be consumed
I am SOOOO doing that! This makes the best use of the awkward shape of the Raider and just hope that someone else doesn't come up with a reason why it could illegal.
This explains what the GW guys were telling me - to do that pivot to get the extra inches.
I was told to end your movement sideways so you can pivot at the begining of the next turn - I guess pivoting before moving then pivoting
However, when I measure I usually measure from the same point always - so usually measure with the nose and move up to the nose.
Well, it makes sense now - you explained it better than they did.
That is a nice idea, never really thought of it but now that you mentioned it ... good job. MAN my necron/tau friends will be pissed cause I usually miss their front line by inches.
That is so DAMN awesome!!!
I can't wait to try that out.
Those extra 3" mean a hell of a lot.
24" guranteed, is quite awesome.
minimalism is the key.
That does sound like a neat little trick but I don't think I'll be using it. Although technically it's legal I don't think it should be done. Don't models move according to their bases anyway?
"One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic" -Stalin
It's a commonly used tactic with rhinos as well...
Rhinos are almost square shaped so I dont know if you are going to gain a whole lot of benefit by employing this tactic with em
Being side on does make them much harder to hid in cover though and could be a problem with Ravagers presenting their weaker armour to the enemy, but I like the thinking behind this one.
With armor of ravager I dont think it even matters which side is exposed to the enemy cause if it is hit on the first turn before it moves, usually it gets destroyed either way.