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Old 11 May 2006, 23:48   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering dropping my Arbites army if I can't get help for this problem-
1500pt cleanse

AA (Book of Law)
1x Marshall (Storm Bolter) &
6x chastiers +Meltagun, GrenadeL, PowerH
10x Shock Team +Photon-Flash Grenades, Proctor, Rhino +Pintle Storm Bolter
10x Execution Team +Heavy Bolter, Missile Launcher, Meltagun
10x Combat Team +Grenade Launcher, Heavy Bolter
10x Combat Team +Grenade Launcher, Heavy Bolter
10x Combat Team +Grenade Launcher, Heavy Bolter
10x Combat Team +Grenade Launcher, Heavy Bolter
10x Rapid Pursuit Team on Bikes +Shotguns
3x Landspeeders with Multi-Meltas
3x Tarantulas +TL Autocannons, VDR2

vs Death guard
1x Greater Daemon of Nurgle
3x 5 man teams of CSM
1x Typhus
1x Rhino
2x 5 man Termie squad
1x Dreadnought

I surrendered at the end of turn 2. I have only a tiny area (~3.5ft x 18-24 in)

If I can't really find a solution to this problem... I'll probably have to go IG... *shudders*
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I think the problem rests with your opponent fielding a sickeningly beardy army.
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Old 12 May 2006, 11:33   #3 (permalink)
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And I can't stop him. My only choice is to fight him on his own terms (as much as I hate it.) The only thing I can think of is to play with 3-4 shock teams in rhinos...
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No, you can stop him...

Give him my Powergamer test, and say "I refuse to play until you bring a fair list. You have to score x". Run your army through it as well (I know there's no specific Arbite section, but use the basic parts) and see how you get. He has to fall within that score bracket.
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Also, remind him that his army is NOT themed. I took the test for my "Grey Knights to the rescue" force (IE Storm Trooper squads and Inquisitor and deep striking GK terminators and fast attack units) and got a horrible score before rememberibg my army was themed...
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Old 13 May 2006, 03:48   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah... I told him that and he pretty much said: "No." The problem is, he and his brother (Necron Player) are close, but at the same time, they are easily offended. I am also close friends with them, so... this isn't easy (including the fact that there are about 4 of us including them who play 40k that I have some sort of access to.)
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Just because he's your friend doesn't mean you should let him get away with stuff like that. He's a Powergamer, and he needs to learn how to play properly.
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It's the game size that's the problem IMO. At that close range, you'd just get jumped in assault with no manouvering or tactics. I seriously suggest playing on the floor.[go for the fuller 6*4 experience, adding a tone of paper scenery if need be too!]

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Yes against that list at such close ranged its no wonder your getting mauled. I cant believe its fun for him to win a game that lasts two turns with such a shockingly overpowered list and small board. Thats just plain nuts.

If he is your friend he will listen, if not there are already problems. Give him a talking to and find a bigger board (try the floor as Xisor says) and you should do fine.
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Yeah... about that... I gave him a purity test on his army...

He got a fething 27. A 27!!

And he bitches at me when I use 500 points of Tau against him (Aun, 2 maxed out FW teams and a broadside). I can't understand him.
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