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Old 18 Feb 2008, 21:40   #1 (permalink)
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Does Catachans have a better chance of surviving against Nids than other IG units?
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Old 18 Feb 2008, 21:50   #2 (permalink)
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I would say not really. They have a few major advantages, but those advantages also come with a few big disadvantages. This assumes that you're using a really jungly board too. In open terrain, you're probably screwed. Judicious use of flamers, meltas, ambushes and traps are whats gonna win the day.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 04:18   #3 (permalink)
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I thought IG will always be screwed in open terrain....unless you got conscripts to be the meat shields :P
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Well, by open I mean, not using the jungle rules from the deathworld codex or at least some serious jungle terrain. Nids vs Cats in a serious jungle battle would be epic to play. Makes me wanna get more catachans built and ready to rock.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 12:31   #5 (permalink)
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i mean with the Deathworld rules, traps, and stay in the Jungle
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 13:15   #6 (permalink)
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I thought IG will always be screwed in open terrain....unless you got conscripts to be the meat shields :P
You've got to be kidding... Open terrain is what IG loves, as they can unleash their full long-range firepower.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 23:53   #7 (permalink)
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some kroot would be handy at epic times like this... pull up some snipers for the twin.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 00:17   #8 (permalink)
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Are you kidding? Snipers will suck against a nid hoard army because they cant be pinned, if he is fielding a army though with high toughness and low saves go right a head. I recommend taking alot of sentinels, your command, dont bother with snipers, take alot of devil squads, each squads should have 3 flamers and a demo charge. I advise you though, dont use the charge untill its at the perfect moment. You might want to make your platoons small so you could fit alot of heavy weapon teams in there. Mortars will do good so take just them for heavy support and maybe 3 shredder mines. Infantry should have frags, flamer or grenade launcher, and if you have the points a vet sergeant w/ demo charge. Ogryns will be fairly good if he isnt to shooty to. Thats what I would field atleast and im a catachan player.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 01:17   #9 (permalink)
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What kind of traps should I use?
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hmm... Im not gonna say it again. We need more information, about what you want to use, what your most likely to face etc.

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