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Old 06 Nov 2005, 21:33   #3 (permalink)
foxxpetronivs
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Join Date: Oct 2004
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Default Re: 2000 point tourney results (long)

If anything, I would sacrifice the static firewarrior squads to get a devilfish....the kroot were critical players in every battle (well, maybe not vs armored company, but even then, another turn or two and they'd be assaulting, and they can hurt the rear (and possibly side) armor of things).

The mix actually kind of hurt me, as I went in expecting lots of marines and such (as my army list shows). This was the first time I had played at this place, so I had no idea going in what to expect. I guessed wrong

As for the battle with the armored company....like you said, crazy deepstriking, but at that point there was no other chance to win. And, it paid off, so what can you say? Probably something like "I don't want to play armored company ever again".

I had considered switching the bodyguards around as you had suggested, but I was concerned about deepstrikers. If I put all my anti-marine stuff into one squad, he'd try to drop by it and kill it. This way, I think I had a bit more versatility. Plus, it was meant to help avoid getting them all killed from one basilisk blast. Overall, I never found myself wishing one was seperate, although it would have let them move a bit closer.....probably never enough to make a real difference, but still....

What to do if I had to do it again....it's tough knowing now what the enemy mix was like. I'd take either a minimum squad of 6 firewarriors, or 1 full squad in a devilfish, and no more. I'd bump the kroot squads all to 18, and possibly get another squad. I'd probably drop the bodyguards, and go to TL missile/plasma/HW multi on the commanders. Stick in another deathrain, maybe get pathfinders (railrifles? Seekers? haven't used them much, but they apparently work for some people). Target locks (SMS if I could model it) on the hammerheads. Those drops and additions should put me at what, 2300 points ? Of course, how would that new army fare against the blood angels army I saw?
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