Is it true that Swiftclaws don't suffer from dangerous terrain when assaulting into cover?
Rulebook says: "Bike charge moves are not slowed down by difficult terrain. However, each Bike or Jetbike model that charges an enemy model behind a barricade or Aegis
defence line, must take a Dangerous Terrain test." That implies to me that pretty much, they wouldn't normally take a check unless the terrain was a defense line or a barricade. That is pretty huge, if true.
Why do all the Swiftclaw advocates take the attack bike? Maybe I am just not seeing what is so great about it.
Don't think of it as another model, but an upgrade to give a bike +1 A and W, and a heavy weapon. I favor the MM for the psychological impact. BS3 isn't that much worse than BS4, and even at BS3, a highly mobile MM is still something that can't be easily ignored.
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what do people use for AA with SW? do you just spam twin-linked weapons and hope for the best
I don't take AA. I haven't faced many flyers yet, but when they show up I simply ignore them (shooting wise, but I try to move out of their field of fire) and focus on the objectives. Worked fine so far.
I see lots of arguments for swiftclaws and sky claws that certainly seem appealing. But don't forget that Hammer of Wrath attacks can only be made by models that a) use the jump pack to get into combat. So no moving 12" and then assaulting. and b) they have to physically make it into base-to-base contact with an enemy model. Models with jump packs in the second rank, don't get to make Hammer of Wrath attacks. So, while still boosting the effectiveness of sky claws, it's a bit presumptious to say that a squad of 10 sky claws automatically has 50 attacks.
Also, how do you guys feel about a 5-man squad of grey hunters with a WG in TDA with cyclone missile launcher to just sit on an objective and still being able to contribute to the battle?
You usually only can have 1 or 2 TDAs with heavy weapons and they are better placed in Long Fangs or a TDA unit. I prefer to place my objectives more in the middle of the board and as close together as possible, so the GHs thre can support each other and are alse close enough to the enemy to shoot him.Also, how do you guys feel about a 5-man squad of grey hunters with a WG in TDA with cyclone missile launcher to just sit on an objective and still being able to contribute to the battle?
With ally rules I've had a bit of success running a storm talon (I try and go second, use the talon to take out their flier). Really hoping we get a faq fairly soon so we have something to address it.
Even if they got shot up/can't get too many models in base to base, you're still probably looking at about 30 odd attacks, which is not a bad place to be. Of course Grey Hunters still win, but that goes for everything.
Are these deep sitting objectives, or more midfield ones? Either way, it doesn't look good to me - midfield you want more numbers and the terminator is slow, deep sitting and you're paying a lot to hold an objective and fire a missile launcher. I think what you're suggesting is probably the most practical thing for objective sitting (except allies) but it seems even more practical to me to do what Ragnar and Althathir are doing.Also, how do you guys feel about a 5-man squad of grey hunters with a WG in TDA with cyclone missile launcher to just sit on an objective and still being able to contribute to the battle?
And objective sitting is the second thing I'd ask from an ally (after anti-air) - we are woefully unsuited to it, but all our allies have good troops for it. I tried sniper scouts today - nothing special, but at that price they don't need to be, and they did help bring down a C'tan shard.
Speaking of Necrons, how do you fine folk deal with Scarabs?
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May sound silly, but I've never had any real trouble from scarabs. This partly has to do with my regular necron-playing opponent preferring wraiths, and partly with the fact that all they can do is charge my grey hunters, who are simply better in assault than they are - and who have guns.
Oh and I seem to field a lot of plasma and that's cool.
The idea of placing objectives midfield so that you don't have to dedicate certain troops to objectivesitting when composing the list, is a good one and does, indeed, render a cyclone MSL in a 5-man grey hunter unit, redundant.
I am a big fan of plasma. Love the stuff. Yes it can go wrong. But when 4 plasma cannons are shot at well pretty much any unit they wreck it.
Btw, do bikers get +1a from add close combat weapons? Cant find that they dont, but i remember that it wasnt possible a coyple of ed. Back.
My luck with plasma isn't the greatest either, but I still loves it. It's the no-brainer solution.
Although I'm not so sure about using it on scarabs - or about being charged by them. I know I'll win, it's the time taken doing so I'm not happy about. Grey Hunters should be rending Necrons limb from rotten limb, not swatting flies. However, I've only had one game against them, so shall see how it goes...
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