Post by RedsandRoyals on Aug 10, 2017 14:57:59 GMT -5
Most people usually offer up a screen of conscripts as a sacrifice to the gods of Alpha Strike. "Bubble wrapping' tanks and other important units with bodies is usually successful. Just be careful about positioning, as you may end up with your tanks being sucked into an assaul thanks to a pile in move.
There may be no "I" in "Team", but there is a "Team" in "Meat Shield".
yeah... what's this crap about tanks being locked in an assault?
Still trying to get my head around that one.. that and the consolidation moves people use to drag more units into combats. You need to set up about 3-4" from your vehicles, but also keep close enough to prevent "fly" units from jumping over your guys and consolidating into the tanks.
As to countering deepstrike:
Scout Sentinels are really helpful in my opinion, I've been using 3 in order to fill up the requirements for the "big" detachment. Their scout move allows them to move up to 9" before the game starts, and enemies can't deepstrike within 9" of one. If you keep a few squads on the edge of your deployment zone, and scout the sentinels up (and preferably into cover) you block off most of 'no man's land'. If you only bring one or two you can atleast prevent the enemt from landing near you important stuff.
Apart from sentinels I've been taking a lot of infantry squads (4-6) and heavy weapon squads (2-3) which can block off most, if not all, of your deployment zones to deepstrikers. A bubble extending 9" from three 50mm bases is a pretty big chunk of the board, and a Mortar squad costs less than 50 points (and actually contributes to the battle).
The sentinels might give up first blood.. but it'll keep the rest of your army shooting for the first turn. If your opponent has a lot of deepstrikers you can always "move move move" a squad of infantry/conscripts up the board to fill the gaps a bit.
Oh, you want to close-assault? Enjoy everyone who can see you's reaction fire reaction fire from everyone who can see you.
Fixed. You're our resident grammissar, RT. You should know better.
On the other hand, I have taken perverse delight at using my Chimeras as battering rams. Seriously considering putting dozer blades on all of them now.
When His armies march to war, we make up the tip of the spear! When His armies are in retreat, we're the ones who bring up the rear! Imperial Guard Assault Corps! Show no mercy! Show no fear! Imperial Guard Assault Corps! Oorah! Oorah! Death is here!