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Old 22 Jun 2006, 21:46   #10 (permalink)
DireStrike
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Default Re: Tactics against Dark Eldar

How the heck does one warrior squad get 5 splinter cannons?! It seems to me that 2 is the max.

Or are you saying that altogether there are 5 splinter cannons? That's not really a big problem, statistically it will kill 4-5 FW/Kroot per turn. The battlesuits should be able to avoid splinter cannon fire...

Of course you want to avoid even troop casualties if possible, which is why you climb in your devilfish and don't get out. Seriously. Only get out like... at the start of a game, or when you can rapid fire a squad into oblivion with little return fire from other squads.

The kroot will probably die to this. There's not much they can do except sit there and take it. Perhaps they should hide until they can pop out and cause some mayhem.

The devilfish is completely immune to splinter cannons(well, not the rear...) Strafe the warrior squads while avoiding real antitank weapons. Multitracker/Targetting Array/Decoy launchers is a good combo.

The battlesuits are VERY resilient to splinter cannon fire. Between a 3+ save and either T4 or stealth fields, you really shouldn't worry about them too much. Just jump-shoot-jump as normal.

The vespid are especially soft, but they're quick and should be able to find something to hide behind.


Once you've killed the fast things, it's just an exercise in patience. Whittle him down from afar and don't let him get shots at anything. If there are objectives, focus your long range firepower on scoring squads near them, and prepare (start at turn 4) to jump on the objective in the last turn.

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