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Old 09 Mar 2009, 04:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default this is my army at the moment and i need to beat nasty horde armies

HQ.
Jain Zar

Autarch w/ Mandiblasters and Power Sword

Troops.
10 Dire Avengers w/ Exarch (2 shuriken catapults) blade storm power

10 Guardians w/ Warlock (conceal power) Eldar Missile Launcher platform

10 Guardians w/ Warlock (conceal power) Eldar Missile Launcher platform

3 Guardian Jet Bikes w/ 1 Shuriken Cannon

Fast Attack.
2 vipers w/ Scatter Lasers and upgraded to Shuriken Cannons

Heavy Support.
Wraithlord w/ Wraithsword and Bright Lance

Fire Prism w/ Shuriken Cannon and Holo Fields

Elites.
9 Howling Banshees w/ Exarch (mirror swords)
wave serpent w/ twin linked Shuriken Cannons

what do y'all think?
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 10:31   #2 (permalink)
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Generally with horde armies you don't need the power weapons, but need the armor saves more. For example Orks really don't care much if they loose their 5+(?) armor save against a power weapon.

Scorpions fortuned by a seer attacking a low armor save horde that has been doomed by that same seer will generally kill more than banshees.

I also don't like conceal as much these days with how easy it is to get cover saves. I'd go with embolden instead just to help keep them in place.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 12:13   #3 (permalink)
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My favourite tactic is use avengers to bladestorm, exarch with power weapon and pistol, and defend, cats doom on the enemy, cgharge in and watch yourself win. Also, get the wraithlord at point blank, fire 2 flamers at the horde.... works beautiful. Mind war is also handy, especially for getting rid of pain boyz and nobs (basic Ld value)
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Old 19 Mar 2009, 21:23   #4 (permalink)
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I would recommend taking scatter lasers at any chance u get because they can do a lot of damage to hordes.
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Old 20 Mar 2009, 01:46   #5 (permalink)
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Crothaar, blast markers are going to be more accurate than the 4 shot scatterlasers, and should kill about the same....
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Old 20 Mar 2009, 22:06   #6 (permalink)
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but the blast is ether s4 or s5 not sure which while the laser is s6 and depending on how far apart the models are a small blast will probably only hit 3 so your probably right it will be about equal
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