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Old 29 Jun 2009, 18:45   #1 (permalink)
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Default taking on deathwing

My friend has created a deathwing force a little over 2000pts. I don't know exactly what is in the army but its pretty easy to guess.

Any advice you could give me would be fantastic as most of my opponents are swarm and 5+/6+ armour save armies (I would prefer more infantry based ideas please as that is what I enjoy most ^_^ )
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Old 29 Jun 2009, 18:54   #2 (permalink)
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Take 3 Leman Russ Demolishers/Executioners; the former has a Large Blast Template (Demolisher Cannon) and potentially, 2 Small Blast Templates (with 2 Plasma Cannon sponsons) as well as maybe a Flamer Template (Hull-mounted Heavy Flamer). The latter can dish out 3 Small Blast Templates and additional 2 more Small Blast Templates (with 2 Plasma Cannon sponsons) as well as maybe a Flamer Template (Hull-mounted Heavy Flamer).

A bit overkill against Swarm but they make up for it by being able to hurt MCs and TEQs
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Old 29 Jun 2009, 19:23   #3 (permalink)
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Old 29 Jun 2009, 23:17   #4 (permalink)
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Lascannon toting infantry squads as well. Will work wonders against both the relaitvely small in number terminators and their dreadnaught buddies.
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Old 30 Jun 2009, 00:38   #5 (permalink)
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LOL Vendetta army. Move fast and they can't hardly hit you. Then stop..... HAMMERTIME!!!!

You could take a bunch of vets armed with plasma guns or melta guns and drop them right on the termies and laugh as your multitude of good AP weapons tear through their armor.
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Old 30 Jun 2009, 05:09   #6 (permalink)
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That's actually a brutal strategy if they're pure deathwing. The only thing you'd have to worry about is Dreadnaughts and termies with cyclone missile launchers. Take out the dreadies first and you'd pretty much have run of the table to isolate and cripple any squad with the Vendettas and then disembark and mop up with the vets.




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Old 03 Jul 2009, 12:49   #7 (permalink)
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Gumgum921,

Don't underestimate the value of massed lasfire, backed with "First Rank FIRE, Second Rank FIRE" either. Every Deathwing player that I have ever faced has been more afraid of volume fire than quality fire.

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the punisher pattern leman russ looks pretty bad ass, i would give that a try.
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Old 05 Jul 2009, 10:55   #9 (permalink)
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Actually the ventetta punisher combo could work very well. Punisher can hold areas of the board through sheer weight of fire while the vendetta's can hunt and destroy the armoured targets before dropping squads in key areas to isolate and destroy the squads peice meal.
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Old 05 Jul 2009, 14:31   #10 (permalink)
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The thing about the punisher though is that you can get a far more effective Demolisher for less points (IIRC, codex is not in my immediate grasp). Punisher will maybe kill 2 terminators with all its guns firing on a squad. Demolisher can take out 3-4, possibley more depending on formation.
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