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Old 08 Mar 2009, 12:06   #1 (permalink)
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A tactic I intend to use in my next game is this: Load up a devilfish with a flechette discharger, and start throwing it down the opponents throat to both block LOs, grant my units cover saves, and tank shock, though I don't think transports can tank shock.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 12:13   #2 (permalink)
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Devilfish is listed as both a Skimmer and a Tank, so it can perform a Tank Shock.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 12:15   #3 (permalink)
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Cool. Then that makes things so much better.

Player 1: My devilfish tank shocks you
player 2: my units pass, They now attack you with their pow...
Player 1: hold on, on a 4+ they take a wound.
Player 2: well crap there goes half my orks....
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 12:37   #4 (permalink)
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Cool. Then that makes things so much better.

Player 1: My devilfish tank shocks you
player 2: my units pass, They now attack you with their pow...
Player 1: hold on, on a 4+ they take a wound.
Player 2: well Klkn there goes half my orks....
Actually, only ONE model per unit can choose to do a death or glory, and only this model would get the wound from the flechettes. Since the Ork Nob has 2 wounds, he will hit your tank no matter what.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 12:38   #5 (permalink)
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I mean the following turn when they all charge the thing.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 17:25   #6 (permalink)
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That is pretty nifty that flechettes work against DoG as well. Not something you can exactly count on working but it's an option at least.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 17:30   #7 (permalink)
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I'm just glad they can tank shock. That's all I care about, they either run, run some more, or attack and get the snot shot out of them.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 18:52   #8 (permalink)
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Sorry, but if you're using flechette dischargers to keep it alive, then surely it isn't suicidal? :P

But I wouldn't rely on them,

still, your tactic might have a good secondary purpose in taking seeker missiles so that they hit rear armour.
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Old 08 Mar 2009, 19:49   #9 (permalink)
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a single melta-gun will ruin your entire plan. Devilfish are too weak to survive assaults reliably with a rear armor of 10. I wouldn't bother. Keep your devilfish as far away from your opponent as possible so that you can get your disruption pod cover save.
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Yeah tank shocking with devilfish is gone forever now. It is kind of sad. A powerfist will ruin your day as well. Also this gives away kill points which may be an inconvenient truth in some areas.
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