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Old 30 May 2010, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
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Default Portal towards or away?

I have a match tomorrow against a SM army focused on infantry and every squad decked out with rockets rockets rockets.

I plan on deep striking my monolith with 10 warriors, as par for the course. However, what would be wiser, facing the portal towards his tactical squads, allowing a round of rapid fire to the face, or should I rather have the portal facing back towards my army to cut off LoS and protect them (perhaps fire at forward assault squads?

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Old 30 May 2010, 16:19   #2 (permalink)
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I would not advise porting only 10 warriors against SM squads loaded down with rockets. Those pie plates would cause you some real damage. Depending on what point level it is I would drop the monolith on his weakest flank and consider porting a squad of 20 through it.
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Old 30 May 2010, 20:13   #3 (permalink)
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Hahah, I just came back from the game. It turned out to be a moot point. Disaster with the deep strike, struck onto bad terrain and rolled a 1 on the mishap. Never really recovered and got blown to pieces on the march up.
Oh well, thanks, I'll keep that in mind next match (rematch soon)
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Old 30 May 2010, 20:36   #4 (permalink)
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Consider using 2 monoliths and 6 wraiths. You can assault, tarpit during his assault phase, then port out and recycle. It's a fun way to tarpit in my opinion.

Sorry to hear about your loss, but next time should be better. =p
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Old 03 Jun 2010, 07:41   #5 (permalink)
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For next time perhaps it would be better to not orient the portal directly towards or away from enemy squads, but instead angle it in a way that will allow you to fire upon one squad while keeping your warriors out of LoS of as many of the other squads as possible.
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Old 03 Jun 2010, 07:46   #6 (permalink)
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Doesn't the Monolith have a Drop Pod like rule that stops it from dying on deepstrike?
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Old 03 Jun 2010, 08:02   #7 (permalink)
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Doesn't the Monolith have a Drop Pod like rule that stops it from dying on deepstrike?
The Monolith is protected from a deep strike mishap if it lands within 1" of enemy troops, but not if it hits impassable terrain, scatters off the table or hits friendly troops. The monolith is not as good at a drop pod which only mishaps if it scatters off the table. Still bad luck to lose such a valuable unit like that.
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Old 05 Jun 2010, 16:06   #8 (permalink)
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I had a funny encounter like that against SM once - several pods dried to hit behing my front line, they all scattered off the table.
As an aside, is it if any part of the model is off the table, or only a majority? And for drop pods, is it if the hull is off-table or the doors?
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