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Old 11 Jul 2007, 23:35   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do i do about a Deepstriking monolith?

my friend Plays Necrons And he likes to deep srike his monolith , How do I deal with it?

And how does it work exactly? i dont think he really knows what he is doing sometimes....
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Old 12 Jul 2007, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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Here's how it works: He determines where he wants to put it. He rolls scatter. So long as it does not land on impassable terrain, move ALL of your models under the monolith out of the way, via the shortest distance.
Then, he shoots everything within a 12" radius of his hull with D6 "Gauss" Heavy Bolter shots, everything dies, and you scream in abject frustration.


How to counter it?

Spaced- out broadsides or hammerheads will do the trick. Occasionally, swarming fusion blasters will work as well. If you can lure the Monolith to attack them, an Ethereal's honor guard with EMP grenades will also scratch it occasionally...but the cost is so inefficient, it's not worth it.
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Old 12 Jul 2007, 00:59   #3 (permalink)
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If you can lure the Monolith to attack them, an Ethereal's honor guard with EMP grenades will also scratch it occasionally...but the cost is so inefficient, it's not worth it.
But this approach earns you style points!


Spaced out units seem like an ok counter - for their cheap cost and large unit size, Kroot would seem to fit the bill perfectly. And, against the gauss weaponry, Tau die just as quickly, so their lack of armor doesn't hurt too much. Drone squads, perhaps? But no one uses them...
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Old 12 Jul 2007, 01:09   #4 (permalink)
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No on the fusion. Just no. You need a 6 to glance.

The only answer is railguns, and a hella lot of them.
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Old 12 Jul 2007, 01:28   #5 (permalink)
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It's a 6 to penetrate not glance.

Fusion is AP1 and the monolith, while a skimmer, can't move over 6" for skimmers moving fast rule.
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Default Re: What do i do about a Deepstriking monolith?

Yes, railguns are the best choice for taking down a monolith. However, the look on your opponents face when you destroy his fancy expensive killing machine with little blue men in melee is just priceless. >

This also applies to land raiders, but railguns make short work of them too if used properly.
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This also applies to land raiders, but railguns make short work of them too if used properly.
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Fusion is more effective against Land Raiders than it is against monoliths though.
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Old 12 Jul 2007, 01:53   #8 (permalink)
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Broadsides are your best bet because Vechiles are necron fodder. The chances that he will glance your Hammerhead and stop it from shooting is quite high, I end up taking 2 hammerheads and my mate just took 2 monoliths,(overlapping gauss flux feilds of fire is wrong on just about every level I can imagine)
Also you can get more railgun shots from a broadside team, and the gauss flux doesn't hurt them too much.
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Old 12 Jul 2007, 01:59   #9 (permalink)
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And Broadsides are twin-linked, and can't be shaken. So!
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Default Re: What do i do about a Deepstriking monolith?

I agree, take out 1/5 of his points with a unit that is about 1/6 of ours. Broadsides are cheap for what they do andcan deny LoS wile destroying the Monolith.

Besides that...ignore it and try to work around it ;D
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