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I was just having a discussion in LOchat when i came up with this idea, may or may not be original, but still:

Imagine a rhino rush or likewise, some army that will come at you fast in armour, disembark, and wipe the floor with your poor combat inable Crons.
My idea was this. After their 1st turn, when no doubt they will have moved their vehicles straight at you, use your next turn to Turbo Boost a Scarab unit (up to 3 units if you have them) and surround the enemy vehicles. Now, with 3-9 Heavy destroyers, begin shooting at the tanks. Just 1 Penetrating hit forces the enemy to disembark, and as they are surrounded by scarabs, they die! Instantly! If the Vehicle is damaged too, its a bonus :)

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I was just having a discussion in LOchat when i came up with this idea, may or may not be original, but still:

Imagine a rhino rush or likewise, some army that will come at you fast in armour, disembark, and wipe the floor with your poor combat inable Crons.
My idea was this. After their 1st turn, when no doubt they will have moved their vehicles straight at you, use your next turn to Turbo Boost a Scarab unit (up to 3 units if you have them) and surround the enemy vehicles. Now, with 3-9 Heavy destroyers, begin shooting at the tanks. Just 1 Penetrating hit forces the enemy to disembark, and as they are surrounded by scarabs, they die! Instantly! If the Vehicle is damaged too, its a bonus :)

Thoughts?
I have tried this and failed to hit or pen. So, I can see it working, I just couldn't make the rolls. I continue to try, but my friends are wise to this and see it coming. My heavy destroyers are usaully priority for them, next to my 20 scarabs.

The idea of a transport full of troops that can't disembark when the vehicle is destroyed is a delight!
 

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well will probably try it tomorow or the day after that I will let you know how it turns out depends if he wants to put his Imperial list or SM list against me but both have armour so mighst just use my Dfield scarabs and normale destroyers. imortent thing is to keep turbo boosting your scarabs so hey are protected by their 3+ inv save. this also counts for your (H) Destroyers.
 

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There is a major flaw in this strategy - the FoC.

With only 3 FA slots you'll only be able to stop a single transport a turn - HD's help but they aren't suitable for transport busting (where the average AV is 11) - normal destroyers would be the better choice.

The only possible exception I can see is if it was black templars doing their land raider rush - in which case HD's are the proper choice.
 
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