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Rough Riders, how does one use them?
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Old 06 Jan 2010, 23:39   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rough Riders, how does one use them?

I received a squadron of Death Riders for my Krieg army on my birthday, and I'm not entirely sure what i aught to use them for. Tactics thus far have consisted or using the infantry to catch bullets, while the artillery and tanks pound hard targets. So what do I use the horsemen for?

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 00:16   #2 (permalink)
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They're pretty much used as a Counterattack unit particularly against MEQs but more so against TEQs. You hide them until your opponent exposes his unit then you go out and charge them thus hitting them with 2 Strength 5 Power Weapon hits from each Rough Rider.
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 13:00   #3 (permalink)
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They're pretty much used as a Counterattack unit particularly against MEQs but more so against TEQs. You hide them until your opponent exposes his unit then you go out and charge them thus hitting them with 2 Strength 5 Power Weapon hits from each Rough Rider.
Said for the record.

However I've never used them in my armies. So I can't tell you anything in practice.

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Old 07 Jan 2010, 15:11   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know if you can now, but I know I used to equip them with meltabombs and go tank hunting if they survived the first assault, it was quite entertaining when your opponent went "They have WHAT!?" as you charge their landraiders/hammerheads/leman russ.
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 18:12   #5 (permalink)
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The Sargent can take melta bombs and 2 of the troops can replace their lances with either flamers, grenade launchers, meltas, or plasma guns.
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 21:53   #6 (permalink)
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I wrote up a tactica a while back, try this link, it's deep in the guard section of the forum (7th page I think) so try to avoid posting on it to prevent necromancy.

I wrote it as mostly ideas to start with, though I hope you find it useful.


http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...c,87146.0.html
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 23:29   #7 (permalink)
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Typhon just read that article and all I can say is brilliant! I've been so dismissive of rough riders in the past that I never would have realized their potential. I hope you got Karma for that one.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 01:54   #8 (permalink)
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Typhon just read that article and all I can say is brilliant! I've been so dismissive of rough riders in the past that I never would have realized their potential. I hope you got Karma for that one.
Yeah I did (get a kharma), thank you very much for the compliment, I use rough riders quite frequently and I think they're one of the best underused units in the game, if you have the extra points they're definantly worth it.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 02:23   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Rough Riders, how does one use them?

Since the new Tyranids aren't immune to Instant Death so I hear... hmm...
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 19:25   #10 (permalink)
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If i remember i rightly, i use them to outflank, (Due to the scouts rule) ideally on a side where the ycan get a charge ASAP. i also give two of them melta's so they can do as much damage as possible.
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