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Old 22 Dec 2006, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to destroy a monolith?

My friend will soon be getting a monolith, and that's scary . But what weapons and tactics should I use???(I only have 1 heavy weapons platoon and a battle tank) I need a reply, or else my friend is going to hit me hard!!!
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 16:23   #2 (permalink)
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avoid its line of sight and nuke it when you can.

Or failing that just ignore it and force the entire army to phase out.
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 17:46   #3 (permalink)
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Well, if you're TRUELY desperate, then a group of guardsmen with krak grenades could work. I once killed a monolith by assaulting it with firewarriors equipped w/nades (this works best when the monolith deepstrikes as a panic unit).

Also, don't even MENTION the monolith deepstriking around your friend. Let him figure out that it can, and don't let him know you know it can. It can be a real pain at times. Just make sure learn its special rules (ie: ask to look at his codex) so you know what it is capable of. Against a 'lith ,I would give that Russ a lascannon, and give your HW platoons either missile launchers or lascannons. You could always ask for more heavy weapons for Christmas (if you celebrate it)....
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Krak grenades wont hurt a 'lith

If you can get a demolisher shot onto it there's a chance of knocking it down.
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 19:09   #5 (permalink)
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Masses of lascannons.

Baring that try masses of Melta guns. They need a six to do anything, but if they get a six it counts as a penetrating hit. A few special weapon squads and command squads with a bunch of melta guns each isn't to expensive.

Other than you could hope for some lucky demolisher cannon shots.
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Does he Deep Strike? Then get a Demolisher and show him who's boss!
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Old 23 Dec 2006, 00:14   #7 (permalink)
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Remember your melta special rules, falstead! They get 2d6+STR when within 6", so (HOLY CRAP JUST REALIZED THE MONOLITH AV VALUE BASED ON FALSTEAD'S COMMENTS), you'd have a slightly better chance. Meltabombs would do the trick, if you can kit out a stormtrooper squad with a few meltaguns and melta bombs.
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Sorry, but mololiths ignor special penetrating rules, such as the melta rule. Which sucks, as my vanquisher cannon is rendered as effective as a battle cannon against it.
But seriously, a Guardsman, I'm willing to bet, could a) outshoot me, b) give me the beating of my life, and c) shove more squad-based tactics down my throat than I'd ever care to digest. Guard are hard, hard men. Whether or not GW's inconsistent, Marine-worshipping fluff keeps with that, mkay?

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lascannons and destroyers, but i doubt even a titan can cut through those pieces of cheese...
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Don't go after it....

Shoot up his troops and anything with the necron special rule. His lith is usless if you do that.
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