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Old 19 Mar 2008, 17:28   #1 (permalink)
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my friend that i play uses the space marines and with most of his army he uses drop pods. he drop them behind my firewarriors and starts to take them out. the games that he uses them i lose so i was wondering what can i do to stop him from wiping the floor with me?
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 18:46   #2 (permalink)
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i have a devilfisher but that is being used by my patherfinders
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 19:05   #3 (permalink)
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Hi desertfox.
1. Welcome to the forums.
2. please use proper spelling/grammar on the forums (it's in the rules).
3. Spread your teams out more, have at least 7" between teams, so that if he wipes one out, he can't consolidate into the next team. If necessary, just pound the drop-podding teams with Dakka when they arrive.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 19:18   #4 (permalink)
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Well if your only devilfish is used by pathfinders...buy more. Or keep on loosing. It is your choice.

Drop pods pose little problems for mech tau, except in the off chance that a pod squad drops within 12 inches of your FW inside a devilfish, and pops your fish that turn. Those fire warriors better start praying for good dice rolls cause the marines will catch them next turn.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 19:58   #5 (permalink)
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well what he does is drops two. one behind each of my friewarrior teams. so they have to take on each marine squad without the help of the other team.
what is Dakka?
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 21:23   #6 (permalink)
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well what he does is drops two. one behind each of my friewarrior teams. so they have to take on each marine squad without the help of the other team.
what is Dakka?
What else is in your army, it would be helpful to know, along with what else is in his army.
Dakka comes from the Orks, it simply means lots and lots of (inaccurate) firepower.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 22:29   #7 (permalink)
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The fire warriors could run towards units capable of dealing with them, but only if the marines drop more than 6" away.
If they're closer than 6", I would suggest to rapid fire both into one marine squad, and hope the other scatters onto your men.
Maybe keep a few Plasma Rifle armed suits nearby.

Drop pods use deep strike don't they? If so, chances are that both marine squads won't always come on the same turn anyway.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 01:39   #8 (permalink)
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I would use the fish for the pathfinders befor I even thought about the pathfinders.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 01:41   #9 (permalink)
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deploy in a way that makes it less devastating to rapid fire casualties, and counter attack with rapid fire plasmas.

or bulk up on bodies and call it good.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 02:19   #10 (permalink)
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We need to know what else is in your army.

If it were me, I'd commit everything I could to taking those things out of commission. If you're able to knock those guys out of the fight that would be a huge blow to your buddies battle plans and a huge blow to his points. Not only that but having the marine squads out of your lines will make it easier to deal with the rest of his army on the next turns.
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