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Old 09 Nov 2009, 22:17   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, everybody! Does my name ring a bell? It's been a while - got frustrated with VASSAL and had no outlet for 40k for the longest time, but now that there's a nearby game shop that I can play regularly at (seriously, I've played like twenty games in the past two weeks), I figured it'd be a good time to return to TO and start looking into the newer strategies for fifth edition and such (since I quit almost simultaneously with the advent of the new rules).

My main question today is for someone to please go into a little bit of detail with favorable deployment for various units. My deployment skills are a bit lacking, and I fear that has cost me far too many casualties in my games thus far.

My army's looking pretty nice, and if you want something to go off of, I'm aiming to create a craftworld that utilizes the unliving (both Wraith and mechanical) over the Aspects. I'm still really, really far from my goal.
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 12:47   #2 (permalink)
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whats in your army? that'd be a start...
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 13:15   #3 (permalink)
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At this point, a single falcon, two walkers, and infantry. I typically run reapers, scorps, and as many avengers as I can afford (still haven't played anything over 1k points with this). Higher point values, mainly due to what I own, I field a basic squad of guardians with a warlock.

I guess if you wanted specific questions, Dire Avenger and Guardian deployment is my biggest concern.
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 13:22   #4 (permalink)
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With the hugeness of drop-pods nowadays, I like to keep almost everything off board at deployment. Do you have Trannies for your numerous avengers?
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Old 11 Nov 2009, 19:35   #5 (permalink)
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Sadly, I don't. And even at higher points, I wasn't really sure if I needed to reserve serpents for my DAs or for something else entirely.
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Old 11 Nov 2009, 23:28   #6 (permalink)
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Your avengers are best off clumped if they are all footslogging. 40 shots is better than 20. Your reapers behind them and your scorps flanking could help them. Guardians? dunno about that one. They might be better in a trans than the avengers because their range sucks so bad. The falcon is better as a gunship nowadays than a delivery system, and the walkers can flank with the scorps to add some AT from the side.
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Old 12 Nov 2009, 04:18   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks a ton. I'd been thinking some stuff along those lines, but I'd never considered putting all my DAs together - hence, they die a lot.
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Old 16 Nov 2009, 18:10   #8 (permalink)
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Guardian deployment is much more fruitful with a wave serpent. Barring that....

... in objectives use as simple campers that slightly deter those who approach (or with dark reapers, I mean they are GOING to go for the reapers somewhat 'protecting' your guardians).

... in annihilation small a small squad of guardians must use its one real weapon while moving away from the enemy, EML is a good all rounder, as well its blast softens Eldar's crossed eyes.

...in general remember that they are just guardians, whatever you DA get killed by, throw guardians in the way instead, maybe they will break quickly allowing for more shots from others.
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