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How to best use vespids vs. space marines
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Old 03 Jan 2008, 03:25   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to best use vespids vs. space marines

I searched for a while and couldn't find any other topic like this so I'm sorry if i missed one and this is a repeated topic but anyway I just got some new vespids and am wondering how to best use them vs. space marines. If you think of some special rules or sometimes forgotten advantages for the vespids i would appreciate it if you mentioned them so i don't forget them.
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Old 03 Jan 2008, 03:44   #2 (permalink)
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as the codex puts it, a crisis core reserve unit.

They cant stand most conventional weaponry, and the only saving grace is that they have a toughness 4.

However...there is one easy method.

The slingshot.

Deploy troops ahead as "screens", lull any space marine player into coming at you (which seems to be easy to do)

When the marine comes, spring the vespid unit forward and get within that 12in range, at the same time you must consider the retaliation of the shots.

I play with two fire warrior teams------------> scary :
and 2-3 human auxiliary teams

but what I usually do is make that the bait to get people to come to me.

when they realize everything is rapid firing. then everything becomes kind of scary.
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Old 03 Jan 2008, 10:40   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to best use vespids vs. space marines

A big weakness of the vespid is their low armour save.

My advice would be keep them in cover as long as you can and try to pick out an isolated target to minimalise return fire, otherwise you'll find your vespids shredded by bolter fire.
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Old 03 Jan 2008, 11:27   #4 (permalink)
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I personally wouldn't field them, but I'd keep them with a crisis team, move up a flank and use them to protect the suits if any nasty marines come after you :P
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 22:56   #5 (permalink)
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My way to use vespids vs space marines is to com in the 12" the need to shoot
and cover them with a XV(8 or 88), the bad thing is, next turn the will probably
charge...
There arr better ways of course but this my way.
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Old 06 Jan 2008, 03:35   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to best use vespids vs. space marines

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My way to use vespids vs space marines is to com in the 12" the need to shoot
and cover them with a XV(8 or 88), the bad thing is, next turn the will probably
charge...
There arr better ways of course but this my way.
I don't think this is such a 'bad' move, because don't forget the vespids do have a higher 'I' than regular space marines. If you pick off a small squad you could kill a few from shooting and then charge, prolly kill 5 or 6 in a turn. (just approx I am no mathhammer genius)
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