Clever Ork hordes

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PeculiarFireWarrior
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Re: Clever Ork hordes

Post#41 » Aug 01 2015 02:07

I also face swarm armies commonly and i usualy take farsight and seven bodyguards all with 2 gun drones and two flamers. This supplies your crisis with a defense of 14 drone wounds and flamers, 14 of them deals a lot of wounds epecialy when your opponent cant make a save against them.
Since you don't have the units to do this, as you said stick your ethereal in the centre of your fire base but put the ethereal in the devilfish. Put one unit of kroot strung out in front of your firebase. When the orks come within 20" use invocation of fire this and next turn. This will give you 3 shots from all your kroot and fire warriors. You shoot the ork hordes back far enough to stop them charging (as you have killed enough of the front to reduce how close they are) Continue this until they can eventualt charge you. At this point they will have to charge the kroot as they are being a meatshield for your fire warriors. As everything is within 6 inches they can all overwatch. 8 markerlights, on average one markerlight on. (Do pathfinder overwatch first) Now one of your fire warrior groups can overwatch on 5+ instead. If the kroot survive the charge then deploy your other unit of kroot as far in front as possible and move your firebase back 6 inches. Then you have the same formation as before so you can repeat the whole plan.
While doing this your crisis can jump in and out of terrain killing as many orks as possible, only after killing the trukk though. Use your piranas to grab objectives or come behind the ork horde and shoot at them hoping they will charge the piranas insead of the kroot (So you have another turn of shooting at them)
Keep calm and table your enemies!

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mattruh
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Re: Clever Ork hordes

Post#42 » Aug 14 2015 08:22

Has this been brought up yet? I noticed you have several crisis teams with Twin linked weapons. Have you tried running them as two separate weapons? The excess firepower really helps. Also, against his mass infantry, try 3 crisis suits, each armed with two burst cannons, a drone controller, and two gun drones. it will be devastating.

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coldwind
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Re: Clever Ork hordes

Post#43 » Aug 15 2015 04:45

Ok thank you for all the help! I will certainly be taking all the wonderful advice into account next time I go to battle with my Ork loving friend!
by the Tau'va these gue'la have a lot of tanks.

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