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Old 22 Nov 2008, 19:40   #6 (permalink)
Ninja Ork
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Default Re: The most tactical army?

I disagree partly with all of the above. Warhammer 40,000 isn't a game based on tactics the way Battlefleet Gothic is. It is a game based on strategies.

Tactics are a responsive form of taking an advantage. Chess is a game of tactics - You go in with know prior knowledge of what will happen, and then make decisions based on the immediate stimuli you face.

Strategies however, are a preconcieved idea. This is all of the planning that you do before a game starts, in the phases of army creation, terrain setup, and deployment. Your army lists are built off of a strategy that you believe will defeat your opponent's strategy. If you make an Ork "Battlewagon Rush" army, your strategy is already predefined - you will use your armor to your advantage to make your opponent's small arms useless, and rush up the table to deliver lots of orks in your opponent's face.

Now, that's not to say that tactics AREN'T involved in the game, but they certainly take a back seat to strategy. Usually the only tactical decisions you make are what to fire at/charge, and when to go for an objective.

That said, all armies are tactically pretty much the same. Armies based more around fast units are proportionally more tactical, and less strategic, but only to a certain, small extent.
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