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Old 14 Oct 2009, 06:31   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there, just a question for those imperial guard players more experienced in taking down monoliths.

Firstly, some background: I am an Imperial Guard player, and have also played necrons, so I do what is happening from both ends (hopefully). A new necron player has entered the scene of our local club, and, due to a large income, is quickly surpassing us in points. But, the problem is, having used Monoliths, but not faced them until recently, I'm actually struggling against them. In my usual imperial force, it deals quite well with most armour, with both metla guns and autocannons as my main anti-tank weapons. But, there lies the problem, autocannons can't penetrate, and the meltagun rule is voided, thus leaving me a very low chance of doing anything.

So, my question is, what do most people do to counter Monoliths? I'm looking for all answers, but will be playing attention to preferably cheap (money and points) options, that doesn't take much out of a already full list.

By the way, I have heard the theory of ignoring the monolith and focusing on the troops, but there is ways to counter this counter, so can everyone assume I need to take down the monolith?
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 06:34   #2 (permalink)
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Demolishers.

S10, Ordance, Large Blast.....


You're gonna hit it.
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 06:55   #3 (permalink)
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Demolishers.

S10, Ordance, Large Blast.....


You're gonna hit it.
Add that with lascannons and Vanquishers and you'll be on the right track.
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 07:00   #4 (permalink)
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I was under the impression that vanquishers wouldn't get the special rule, due to living metal.

And Demolishers are something that I haven't considered, though both expensive in points and money. Thanks anyway, I will try demolishers next time and see how they go.
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 07:04   #5 (permalink)
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Lots of LasCannon heavy weapon squads (embedded inside infantry squads) and pray, these also do quite well against footsloggers
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 07:20   #6 (permalink)
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I was under the impression that vanquishers wouldn't get the special rule, due to living metal.
It's all about the strength of the gun, not the special rules about it.
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 07:46   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry, I guess I didn't make myself clear as well as I could have.

The vanquisher is almost as bad as my metlaguns. Same str, worse ap, just better range. IF I hit with the Vanquisher, I can't even destroy it, due to it being a glancing hit. At least with meltaguns, I have 1 in 36 chances of destroying the monolith.
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 10:20   #8 (permalink)
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#1 rule for deafeating monlith.

Ignore it.
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 10:32   #9 (permalink)
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Care for any rules past 1?
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Old 14 Oct 2009, 11:43   #10 (permalink)
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Care for any rules past 1?
I suggest the same as most others, get lascannons and demolishers.
Failing that, go buy yourself a hammer.
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