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Offline FarseerFaris

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1.5k UltraMarine Spam
« on: November 19, 2016, 07:09:17 PM »
Would something like this work? Throw as many power armored bodies on the field as possible and cleanse with bolters and Lascannons.

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Re: 1.5k UltraMarine Spam
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 10:16:04 PM »
Marine spam only works in very specific set-ups. Certain opponents and lists will chew it up, while others won't be expecting it and won't have a good counter. 70 wounds of Marines is hard to eliminate, but it isn't *especially* hard to neuter. There's a lot that army can't deal with.

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Re: 1.5k UltraMarine Spam
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 07:24:59 AM »
I ran into something loosely similar a while back with my Eldar and it caught me totally off guard. I say similar simply due to the sheer number of lascannons. It was a battle-company with 9 Lascannon Razorbacks and it really threw me for a loop. Sadly didn't get to finish the game but my army was in tatters by turn 3.

My list was NOT totally optimized and when I faced it again later I trashed it simply due by avoiding firing lanes and maintaining cover through battle-focus. But the big difference was he was using Razorbacks... not Space Marines on foot.

I think it can definitely work against a lot of armies and should be able to handle Knights fairly well. The key will be deployment for and establishing fire-lanes, and also when/when not to combat squad. I think its a very cool list and I love the presence of plasma for anything that gets close. You can also move out and clear mid-field objectives.

However anything holding objectives in your opponents DZ will be a problem. Armies like Necrons who can shrug off lascannon fire with high mobility, multi-wound assault units with invuln. saves like Wraiths will also be a problem but thats the case with any "extreme" builds (I only label your list extreme, in that its so spammy, not crazy power cheese or anything). I think its totally worth playing in a few games, and a list I'd hold on to because I think it'd be a blast to play and quite effective. If you manage to get a few games in let us know, I'd be fascinated to see how it does.
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