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Old 02 Feb 2005, 18:49   #1 (permalink)
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Just finished a battle against the marines.
Everything went well until my opponent deep stroke a squad of terminators in the middle of
my troops. Killed six by the first shooting round, but the leader slaughtered my FWs and kroots.
While I was busy with his terminators, he got close with the rest of his army, pounding me into a
small greasy puddle on the floor.
In the end he stood back with 6 marines, one tank and his leader with one wound remaining.
Crap...
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Old 02 Feb 2005, 19:07   #2 (permalink)
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The first thing you should do when you begin a game against a Space Marine player is ask, "Are you deep striking any terminators?" if you don't know it's coming, when it shows up your leaving yourself unprepared... and five terminators can make an awsome difference, especially if they stick you right in a spot that negates your Crisis suit's cover or where only one of your units can shoot at them before they get into hand to hand.

Overall, it should make for a good learning experience? What kind of troops did you both have? What type of battle? Got me interested now...
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Old 02 Feb 2005, 21:17   #3 (permalink)
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Well, my opponent had 2 squads of marines, 5 terminators + a leader a knightsomething
a dread, and a puny tank.
I had a Hammerhead, 3 crisis, 3 stealth, 20 kroots, 12 FW and a Shas'o leader.
(I play with what I got)
Going to Oslo next week to get some devilfishes and more FWs.
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Old 02 Feb 2005, 21:29   #4 (permalink)
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yah, definatley get the fishes, cause you need them to run away from the deep strikers :
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Old 02 Feb 2005, 21:47   #5 (permalink)
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I believe this is what plasma rifles are for? A 3-man crisis team in Fireknife config can kill about 3 termies in one round of shooting (provided they are in rapid fire range, which they should be if the termies deep striked; if they arent close enough, you could always move 6" as the suits have recoil absorption). If you focus all of the rest of your army's shooting on the termies as well, you should be able to take em all out. Now, from what I gather, you did manage to wipe out the termies, but your problem was a multi-wound HQ unit. The answer to this is a railgun (not the pathfinder kind). With a strength of 10, any SM HQ will be instant-killed (since even termie armor can't stand up to a railgun ;D). The only problem here is chaplains (invuln save), to which I can only suggest a LOT of shots.
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yep, fishes should fix it.

and with temies, just run from them, dont forget to shoot them below scoring strength though for that extra little something at the end of the game.
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Old 02 Feb 2005, 23:06   #7 (permalink)
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I believe this is what plasma rifles are for? A 3-man crisis team in Fireknife config can kill about 3 termies in one round of shooting (provided they are in rapid fire range, which they should be if the termies deep striked; if they arent close enough, you could always move 6" as the suits have recoil absorption). If you focus all of the rest of your army's shooting on the termies as well, you should be able to take em all out. Now, from what I gather, you did manage to wipe out the termies, but your problem was a multi-wound HQ unit. The answer to this is a railgun (not the pathfinder kind). With a strength of 10, any SM HQ will be instant-killed (since even termie armor can't stand up to a railgun ;D). The only problem here is chaplains (invuln save), to which I can only suggest a LOT of shots.
Well, my Hammerhead was hit in the second round and hovered into the woods with a greeting to mother natures good ol' trees.
Very unlucky. :-\
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Stealth are a rip-off. use them in larger battles, but trade them for a crisis suit on this scale
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Old 03 Feb 2005, 01:53   #9 (permalink)
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i had a similar game:

SM had a devastater squad, a tac squad in rhino, ........ and 9 terminators deep striking!.. plus a librarian in terminator armor!

im proud to say, those termies, being 3/4 of his 1000 pt army, died a shooty death

see, my steath team was annoying the.. well u know out of him, so his deep strike targetr was.. you guessed it! within heavy flamer range of my stealths.. but also happilly within 12" of 2 full 12 man FW squads.. silly marines and their credo of revenge!

so, ya, he splattered my stealth, but then i shot him.... drone screened him (never so foolish as do drone charge them!) drones politely died during his turn, then maneuvered-shot again, he moved, then i shot again. poor termies! i had 2 Fire Knife Crisis helping out, but it was the humble FW that killed 8 of the 10. ;D

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Old 03 Feb 2005, 04:07   #10 (permalink)
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Another thing DO NOT i repeat DO NOT take kroot against smurfs they arent use full at all
i played a 1000 pt game against sm
a 9 man tac squad pwn my kroot squad i didnt score one casualty on the charge ( i had a coule choice words about power armour after that)
you best bet is invest in FW they can do things that you wouldnt believe
very very shooty things
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