Damo what loadout did your tartaros termies have? They seem like the most fluffy option for the rg given their larger move...
Oddly enough, that combination has been really effective in 8th so far.
Cool thanks, that sounds pretty flexible and has LC which is important. How do you use them, could you run them alongside vv or a ironclad?
So, with the above quote from a different topic, it got me thinking.
How do I generally use my Terminators?
Starters, what terminators do I prefer?
I love the look of the Tartaros Terminators more, alongside their flexability compared to Indomitus Terminators, and better movement value over Cataphractii. As my force is 30/31K based, they also fit my theme.
Pretty much as you can see in the quote block.
How they are used:
Generally, I will put them in the shadows with my 10-man Vanguard Veteran squad and my "Shrike" counts-as.
When it comes time to deploy them, I look at who has the first turn, and what the opposing deployment is like. They are then deployed to either support the Vanguard by being a bigger threat, or, to threaten a flank that looks particularly exposed/threatening.
If I get first turn, they are 9.1 Inches from what I want dead, they then move their full movement, fire, and charge. Generally, they will engage heavy armour, such as Leman Russes.
If I don't have First Turn, they become an important unit in cover that is almost impossible to shift in the normal scheme of things, with their base of 1+ save. They are in a position to threaten HVTs, and prevent direct damage to slightly weaker units.
As a side note, I will sometimes put my Lascannon Devastators in the shadows too, and then deploy them where they will do the most good.
So, all in all, I've found striking from teh shadows far superior to Deep Striking them, especially as it mitigates the >9" Charge range required to get into combat, and allows me to address units that may cause problems in the early game.
Don't forget, the Terminators won't last long if considered in a vacuum, however, when considered alongside the rest of your force, they can be a really useful to either distract or threaten as required.