Cheese is exactly what it says on the tin. If you are playing in a very unsporting fashion, using the same game winning tactic over and over again, having an eldar army with three wraithlords, one avatar and six scouts in two squads of three it is cheese, you are being cheesy, dripping of fromage even . The Eden Emperor, The King Cheese etc etc etc. Hope you get the idea.
Cheese is a yummy food!!! Grate some on chips and put em in the microwave for 60 some seconds and you get nachos!!!!!
Cheese is supposed to be something of an unsporting and over powerful fashion, also called powergaming. Taking an army full of minumn squads all with heavy weapons, for instance, could be conserded powergaming.
Also some people cry cheese when they get beaten by something rather harshly, but its probbly not cheese just the other person being a whiney git, things like monoliths and ulthwe seer council come to mind for which people will cry cheese, but their really not.
Cheese is everything and everyone. It is everywhere although you canot see it. Sometimes it manifests itself into its mortal form - although this is widely belived to be a dairy product, HA! foolish mortals....
I like cheese also but i have to say this: 3 Wraithlords are not cheesy! They are just very, very, very hard to kill lol. Actually to be honest killing 3 wraithlords isn't all that hard it just takes knowledge and time. The monilith however is another bucket of bolts! Don't get me started on that glorified er...thing!
That isn't cheese, that's way beyond it! There is no reason why someone needs to use that army (unless winning is more imporant to them than having fun) That army isn't in character, i mean where's the Guardians? My gaming club would rip him to bits for even suggesting an army list like that (not literally obviously.)
I never use a tactic if it's out of character with my army. Unfortunately other players aren't the same. I've lost count the number of times I've seen the '3 teir cheese' (An Avatar behind a squad of 20 Guardians and a Wraithlord behind the Avatar - you need to kill the guardians to shoot at the Avatar and you need to kill both the Guardians and the Avatar to shoot the Wraithlord)
...and as I read in a FAQ on GWs page... . to screen someone from being shot at your screens models must basically stand right next to each other. If they are 2" apart you can still fire between them if there is a line of sight... and if they are _that_ close, then barrage, blast and flamers makes things funny....
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