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Old 24 Oct 2006, 22:12   #1 (permalink)
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like the topic says, has anyone tried advancing infantry behing tanks and has this ever worked.

my next tank will be a Demolisher and to get it into position in will need to move forward. I want a couple of squads near it to provide support, what do you guys think does this work or is it simply a waste?
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Old 24 Oct 2006, 22:32   #2 (permalink)
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Ive done it with storm troopers. just make sure you don't get flanked and you should be fine
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Old 25 Oct 2006, 00:21   #3 (permalink)
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i do it all the time... behind chimeras, hellhounds, lemans. its great cover and you can just pop out and lay some supporting fire if neccesary. Command squads are also good so they dont get shot down trying to get across the field into an assault.
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Old 25 Oct 2006, 06:17   #4 (permalink)
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like the topic says, has anyone tried advancing infantry behing tanks and has this ever worked.

my next tank will be a Demolisher and to get it into position in will need to move forward. I want a couple of squads near it to provide support, what do you guys think does this work or is it simply a waste?
Absolutely,

It's part of how you use most of the tanks in the Imperial Guard. If you haven't already and have some spare time, I highly recommend you read the following: Link. The information may be specific to the Chimera, but the idea of how advancing behind a tank and vehicles as cover for your benefit, both shooting and assault, can be applied to any vehicle in the Guard.

It gets you there safely, more safely than riding in a transport.
You're in cover if someone assaults you behind a vehicle.
You get those lovely guns in your squads up close and personal, more easily.
And if something blows up, hey, wrecks are cover and block line of sight.

If you haven't been advancing infantry behind vehicles, you should give it a start. You'll be doing it to no end eventually, hiding assault units behind tanks as you advance (rough riders, arco flaggalents, assassins, etc). You'll also be doing it with shooting units, from special weapon teams and vet squads to storm troopers, so that you can even put something as humble as a flamer right up where you need it after stepping out from behind your safe curtain.

Definitely screen with vehicles!

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Old 25 Oct 2006, 18:11   #5 (permalink)
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as always mal thanks for the info, which is always dilivered in a helpful manner, will try out the tactic today during a battle
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