Thread: I lost!
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 16:04   #9 (permalink)
khanaris
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Default Re: I lost!

What annoys me more is the changes to Frag grenades, honestly. They really only benefited Marines. Eldar used to be the only ones who could still fight in Initiative order when charging into cover, and they paid for it. Now Marines can happily charge into trees and still get to strike first against non-MEQ armies, and they don't even have to buy grenades any more.

If your opponent is cheesing out on Special Characters and Terminators, remember that Orks do have ranged weapons as well. I played Deathwing for a long time, and I can tell you that I frequently had to rely on the enemy charging me. Terminators aren't that fast and they aren't terribly impressive at shooting for their cost. Particularly if they are being kitted out for survivability (lots of Lightning Claws and Storm Shields/Thunder Hammers). I love seeing a lot of Lightning Claws in a big unit of Terminators. I just run away and plunk at them until they start rolling 1s. Even better if they are in Power Armor. I think it is very important when playing an army like Orks or Chaos Space Marines to recognize that some units want to be charged. They are durable enough to soak hits, and they hit hard even without the extra attack from charging. Even worse are those with Counter-attack. Even as Orks, it is better just to bide your time and shoot them until they are weak enough to finish off.
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