Nymphomanius wrote: AnonAmbientLight wrote:
Arka0415 wrote:Absolutely. In fact, that would be a very competitive strategy for the otherwise... limited Custodes roster. In this particular instance of the pure Custodes army it's not anything to worry about, but I'm sure a real Custodes (Imperial Soup) list would include some kind of screening unit.
I don't think a screening unit will help the Custodes player all that much vs T'au at least.
So if he created a human bubble 10" away from the land raiders how would you get your QFC in range?
You can shoot the bubble to get closer but only after the first missed opportunity to Manta Strike into range
If we are talking guard, then he may not have much of a bubble wrap helping him. If we are talking infiltrators of some kind, he still may not have much of a bubble wrap to really help him.
As mentioned previously, bubble wrap is useful in keeping melee units away from your shooty boys and to limit deep strike potential. T'au are not as negatively hit by things like that, for the most part. Also if the player is grabbing things other than Custodes, he will be limiting his overall impact on the game.
The Custodes player in this match up is playing a high risk game. He can essentially only go after one or two targets for the entire game because he lacks mobility and time to maneuver himself. So if he is not going all in on his Custodes strategy, he becomes that much more ineffective at his all in strategy.
Don't get me wrong, this kind of thing can work. I run GKs in much the same way. However, my GKs are 10x more maneuverable than Custodes because they can deepstrike most units and also cast gate of infinity.
Honestly, OPs friend should probably get GKs if he wants to use 2+ beat sticks.