Ghost/tide wing for University Nationals 2016

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Re: Ghost/tide wing for University Nationals 2016

Post#19 » Apr 11 2016 12:22

Good stuff Skyfall. Seems you played very well.

I am slightly surprised that knights were a problem for you. Did you try ripple firing fusion blasters at their sides?

Regardless, happy you enjoyed your list. Good luck for summer cally, wish I could be there
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Re: Ghost/tide wing for University Nationals 2016

Post#20 » Apr 12 2016 06:44

Thanks, NoobPwner84

Unfortunately I went all-out on SMS on the Riptides. So my only fusions were a couple of twin-linked fusions on the Ghostkeel unit.

The SMS Ripplefire/Hailfire combo was awesome; even high-save, high-toughness targets like Talos and Wraithguard succumbed to that volume of fire, along with any light vehicles unlucky enough to find themselves in range. But perhaps fusions instead on those two lone Riptides would have been a bit more flexible and give me that much needed anti-armour punch.

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Re: Ghost/tide wing for University Nationals 2016

Post#21 » Apr 14 2016 07:10

ya its horses for courses for me. A burstide/sms fire team is certainly optimal when running riptide wing lists. However, I like an iontide with fusion blaster for tougher units such as wraithknights, knights or the occasional land raider etc.

I suppose there was those reasons that the ion/fusion build was the go-to set up before the buffs such as super hailfire first turn and fire team pushed ahead burstides into prominence.

You taking this list to summer Cally? What you thinking of adding? A minimal CAD may do you well, perhaps better than another riptide as regarding maelstrom mobility (though thats not something your list lacks).

And, probably shouldn't say this on here as it will be like a dirty word. But personally, I'd think about saving some points and allying in a warp spider shrine if you can get hold of the models. They complement your army so well, and lets face it they are arguably the best unit in the game just now :D
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