Re: [Epic] Re: Squat Cheese

From: Chad Taylor <ct454792_at_...>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 21:26:27 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, Mark A Shieh wrote:

> Aaron P Teske <Mithramuse+_at_...> writes:
> > Excerpts from Epic: 18-Jan-97 Re: [Epic] Re: by Brett Hollindale_at_powerup
> > > I should have said, "it would be a very brave player to field Squat SHV's"...
> > > There's plenty of other cheese in the Squat larder...
> >
> > There's plenty of cheese in *every* larder, when you get right down to
> > it. Is there any particular reason you're picking on the Squats?
> Yeah, the same reason I complained about Chaos. I can't cope
> with the forces I tend to see. Overwhelming firepower until their CC
> gets to me. I really hate Warlord battlegroups, and I don't know how
> to stop a T-hawk, even after subscribing to the mailing list. It
> pretty much ensured the loss of a Titan, artillery, or something else
> vital.
> There seems to be less in the IG troop selection... <shrug>
> Mark

Try a Hydra battery, the T-hawk problem goes away when you start fielding
snap-fire weapons. The hydra is also useful against the Titans and should
help against the Overlord company as well. As a general rule, every IG
(or TG) army should try to include a Hydra battery if there is a chance of
T-hawks being seen. If you don't have any; try and build a few from
scratch. I'm sure that there are a lot of people that could give advice
on how to make a model if you can't find one.

Warlord battlegroups (or any battlegroup for that matter) aren't a big
deal if you don't use the mission cards. I think that a lot of people on
the list of dropped the cards from the battlegroup rules and have
complained about the battlegroups a lot less for it.

For my money, the IG have some of the best troop selection (especially if
you include TG in the IG formation) in the game. I would take my IG army
up against anyone. Facing Squats(?)- how about some Deathstrike missile
launchers with warp missiles. Just the thing for those shv that he likes
to field. What, he likes to field powerful formations in small battles -
got just the thing. Try concentrating on the objectives even more. If he
ties up a large number of points in just a few models then he won't be
able to effectively take and hold the number of objectives needed to win (or
keep you from winning). Probably one of the easiest armies to defeat
would be a 3000 pt army that includes a warlord battle group. Remember,
you don't have to kill all of him to win the game - that is part of the
balance in the game. One thing that I have seen a lot of is people
looking at an opponents army and thinking "they will kill all of me before
I can kill all of them, there for there is no way I can win", the
objective isn't to fight to the 'bitter end' it is to get a certain number
of VP before your opponent - that is something very different.

                                                Chad Taylor
Received on Sun Jan 19 1997 - 02:26:27 UTC

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