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Old 31 May 2010, 00:10   #1 (permalink)
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OK, by spearhead I mean the new expansion. if you have not read it you can find it here http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...ad__Formations. I'm mainly talking about the monstrous formation. This combined with the Tomb Hammer (The Tomb Hammer is a tactic where you run 9 Tomb Spiders.) With the spear head for 60 points they all gain the USR fleet, furious charge and rage. With this they have greatly increased speed they also have the ability to fire 1 gun when they run so that particle emitter a nice thing now. They can get up to the opponents line pretty quickly depending on how you roll and can wreck their tanks, i love to through a pair of two or three and just wreck termies or any thing else with a amour save. Also due to being a monstrous creature they deny FnP so a pretty handy answer to our new blood angels threat, and the 9 tomb spiders with the formation is only 530 points only slightly more than two monoliths.
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Old 31 May 2010, 00:32   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice idea, I'm glad to see more than just Nids getting to use this.
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Old 31 May 2010, 06:05   #3 (permalink)
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This is a very nice tactic. I've seen it used on vassal to great effect.
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 00:33   #4 (permalink)
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A second tactic, in unison with a wraith wing 3 monoliths take the Ambush Spearhead. the Spearhead gives all 3 infiltrate and stealth, but the infiltrare is what we are after, due to the monolith's massive size you'll likely deploy 18" away from your target with the portals, summon all three wraith squads to the maxim from the disembark point 2 inches, then coupled with wraith flight and a nice 12 inch move a turn 1 assault or break up some stationary tanks.
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 01:49   #5 (permalink)
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That one gets finger down from me.
Too many points for too little of an effect. :P
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 03:07   #6 (permalink)
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You see I'm a power gaming jerk. so in 2000pt im running 3 mono and a wraith wing anyway. This just makes it that much better
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 03:07   #7 (permalink)
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A second tactic, in unison with a wraith wing 3 monoliths take the Ambush Spearhead. the Spearhead gives all 3 infiltrate and stealth, but the infiltrare is what we are after, due to the monolith's massive size you'll likely deploy 18" away from your target with the portals, summon all three wraith squads to the maxim from the disembark point 2 inches, then coupled with wraith flight and a nice 12 inch move a turn 1 assault or break up some stationary tanks.
I can't recall why but I remember this being illegal in 5th. I don't have the BBoR in front of me to confirm this though. There was a 26" assault in 3rd edition though. =] If you want I can show you some of my old Necron lists that were fairly effective.
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 03:11   #8 (permalink)
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How can it be illegal with the Spearhead the mono's have infiltrate, then by the disembark rules i can get out 2" from the disembark point. so I don't see how this is illegal, if you could find why, I'd appreciate it. You could see how assault from infiltrate is illegal because it has to be greater than 18 in but the extra 2" is what matters
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 03:14   #9 (permalink)
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I'm fairly certain a Necron unit may not assault the turn they disembark from a Monolith, though I have very limited knowledge of your guys' dex.
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 03:17   #10 (permalink)
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I'm fairly certain a Necron unit may not assault the turn they disembark from a Monolith, though I have very limited knowledge of your guys' dex.
Yea it's along the same lines of the way they stopped Rhino Rushing back in 3rd. It is an effective way to wreck an opponent's setup even still.
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