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Old 25 Oct 2008, 01:11   #1 (permalink)
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Default First 40k game tomorrow- Any suggestions?

My first ever 40k game is tomorrow afternoon, and I will be borrowing a friend-of-a-friend's Tau army to face against Imperial Guard. I have yet to see what options I will have, so I am more looking for basic ideas on how to deal with the Guard. I will be using my own Commander (Cyclic ion blaster, burst cannon, shield generator) and atleast 3 groups of firewarriors (and my own Hammerhead if I can finish it tonight). I have seen this Guard army before, and he took 2 Chimeras, 1 Basalisk, 1 IG version of the Immolator, and his troop squads were very specialized with heavy weaponry. Thanks for all your advice.
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Old 25 Oct 2008, 06:30   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: First 40k game tomorrow- Any suggestions?

stealthsuits would always be lovely. In times, tanks left in isolation are often great targets for stealthsuits seeing as side and rear armors are rapeable.

since thats not the case.

Deploy away from the heavy bolters, and pick on a weaker flank to force him to move his bolters, or autocannons etc... since you have range most of the time, youll be able to ping squad after squad. However if he shoots back your going to hurt. The basilisk will force you to deploy seperated instead of together for obvious reasons when you play.
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Old 25 Oct 2008, 12:08   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, facing guard you say? Well the're very shooty, but their infantry is my fav. because its so easy to mow down with stealth suits (burst cannons). It dosent take much to take out a IP tank either, a crisis team deepstriked behind a tank and its dead already. If youve got a hammerhead and have the choice between an Ion Cannon and a Railgun, choose the railgun (subunition shots).

Anyways dont get too stressed about guard. Good luck!
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Old 26 Oct 2008, 05:02   #4 (permalink)
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with their saves, i would nail the infantry with some Submunition rounds from the Hammerhead after popping his leman russ of course.
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 09:57   #5 (permalink)
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Have you done it? Write up a battle report NOW!!!
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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Aye, I finished the game. I ended up going against my friend's drop pod Marine army instead of his Guard. Battle report is posted and wanting reviews
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