View Full Version : Does this make sense?

09-11-2007, 23:03
First, in a Deathwing, combining lightning claws with storm bolters and assault cannons? And second would a Linebreaker squad(3 Vindi's) fit in with the Deathwind (Please say yes)?

[SD] Bob Plisskin
09-11-2007, 23:07
Well if you mix in the LCs with your bolters/cannons then you get a more all-round squad, if you keep them seperate you get specialist, more efficient squads. Deathwing is quite slow and you can't always pick your fights, so yea mixing and matching is ok. I don't see why Vindi's wouldn't be fluffy, sometimes Terminators are used as linebreakers themselves so in fact it might be a very viable tactic. in game wise the big pie plate will be nice to fight of the units that could swamp your termies.

09-11-2007, 23:25
Typically, a DW squad works best mixed up. I tend to run 1 pair of LCs, 1 Assault Cannon+Chainfist, and the rest powerfists. Good against a variety of opponents in cc and at range. Specialization works best on shooty units (CMLs) or choppy units (LCs+TH/SS in Land Raiders).

As for a line breaker squadron, in a pure DW list it would be a no-no as DW only field termies, Dreads, and Land Raiders, but as the DW mix with other DA units more often it would be totally nifty. DS-ing termies can empty a fortification of most enemies, while the linebreakers open up the gates for the rest of the army. Beware of friendly fire with that scattering template >,<

10-11-2007, 00:32
I actually have three vindicators painted in Deathwing colours. The justification is that the vindicators were seconded to the DW permanently because they need it to destroy fortifications before the terminators actually assault in, and all that jazz. The guys I play with don't mind, and see the logic behind it.

10-11-2007, 00:55
I'm thinkin of getting banebladdes instead of vindicators but we'll see how the blades do but i'm sure vindi's have there strenghts to.

maybe i'll use blades in open fields and vindi's in urban but who knows.

10-11-2007, 00:58
Considering that Terminators can teleport, having Terminators bundled with Vindicators seems kind of odd. Why destroy the fortification when you can zap inside and open up with flamerthrowers? I'd think they'd mix better, tactically and strategically, with assault marines who can rapidly deploy to the breach and jump up and down on any survivors.

10-11-2007, 01:02
Makes sense to me.