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What vare the pros/cons of a foot slogger army?
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Old 12 Feb 2006, 18:22   #1 (permalink)
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Default What vare the pros/cons of a foot slogger army?

Yeah, If you get 6 troops, pimped out, how could ANY army kill them all?
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Old 12 Feb 2006, 18:45   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What vare the pros/cons of a foot slogger army?

Me. With 1 Starcannon, and an army fast enough to evade you.

Footslogging Marines are viable only because of their powerful statlines - but that is still very defeatable. A mass of almost ANY form of fire can cause the death count to rise horribly. 20 Lasguns will only kill one Marine a turn, but imagine the weight of Lascannon, Plasmagun, and Battlecannon fire they would also be under.

They also suffer from an inability to effectively claim objectives, or relocate away from/into high-risk areas.
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Default Re: What vare the pros/cons of a foot slogger army?

I tried to footslog for a period. I do not recommend it.
Any army with template weapons would wipe the board.
Go with a mix of different choices.
Leave the footslogging for the Orcs.
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Won't go well. You'll be outmanouvered a ton. Another player with transports or other mobility ways won't even have to fight 1/2 your army. Your army won't be able to react quickly to threats, and you won't be able to capture objectives easily.And Guard armies will rip you apart.
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Default Re: What vare the pros/cons of a foot slogger army?

take it from me. footslogging marines are easy to beat.
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Old 12 Feb 2006, 23:07   #6 (permalink)
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I'll give you the pro's and con's although as you've already read the con's are big ones... anywho


Pro's 1. You get a slightly higher model count 2. Field a higher ratio of special weapons 3. You get to see what IG would look like at short range with armor saves 4. Should be able to hold your own against horde armies

Con's 1. A rhino only affords you 3 basic marines 2. Wont be able to take objectives 3. Fast armor will give you allot of trouble ie Tau/Eldar 4. Long range opponents will give you allot of trouble IG/Tau/Eldar 5. You'll be hard pressed to bring all of your forces to bare


Ok, those are the things I can think of off the top of my head... I've footslogged my share of win's and loses in the past, it's feasible in small matches and on small boards. Unfortunately you'll suffer in the 750+ pt range and if you get stuck on a long board you're completely out of luck. While I mentioned being able to deal with horde armies a bit better it takes some practice, any greenskin worth his weight in VP's will smoother you in peons while his slugga's and warboss chew through a flank. If you're just looking to save money on transports take a peak in the conversion section, I saw a rhino made out of a block of wood that fooled me at first glance. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it.
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Old 12 Feb 2006, 23:40   #7 (permalink)
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a footslogging army removes part of the marines' strengths- their flexibility.
by removing their speed, they can't react, and can't assault as well.

playing a 1500-1900 point army with no tanks, but with assault marines, 2 dreads and 2 speeder tornados, I did quite well, but against an Iron Warrior army I got hammered- I couldn't outshoot them, and I wasn't fast enough to cross the mostly open table to get into combat before they shot me up.

in 1000point games, more mobile opponents have isolated my units and killed them off in assault, while other armies such as tau and Eldar can still out-shoot me, and out-maneuvre me.
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take it from me. footslogging marines are easy to beat.

take it from me everyone, thats not true.


i've won many games with my "Foot Slogging" Marines.


also yea sure you can evade me with your starcannon that shoots marshmellows at me and my 3+ armor save as i wipe you out in close conbat.


Pros=Numbers not big targets and no tanks to get destroyed


Cons= they ARE slower, but at the same time for the points of a rhino you can afford 5-7 marines.





so :-* MY <><> foot slogger haters!

++EDITED because the poster in question is a prat++. we don't want people running around calling things gay
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Old 13 Feb 2006, 00:47   #9 (permalink)
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also yea sure you can evade me with your gay star rainbow cannon that shoots marshmellows at me and my 3+ armor save as i wipe you out in close conbat.
how can you wipe out something in combat if you can't catch it?
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Well, you can only run either forward or backward... :-\
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