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Orbital Assault Tactica


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ProsperoStands

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I know it may seem strange but with all the different Legions and playstyles, how about a tactica page dedicated to the most iconic of Astartes tactics?

 

Orbital Assault, you know it, you love it (or hate it)

 

How do you like to run it? What do you like to use?

 

 


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Orbital Assault is a powerful Rite, however with the changes to Augury Scanners it's a little more risky. While a pod will eat the interceptor fire - if it blows up you can lose models easily, even worse with something like a Dreadclaw, that could crash!

 

Otherwise though, getting special weapons in range from turn one with pods is a solid tactic and the sheer amount of flyers and deep striking units available to Astartes makes this shine.



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I guess there won't be too many players who throw their interceptor fire at those pods if killing it's content is an option. ;)

Edited by Gorgoff, 14 September 2018 - 02:46 PM.

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Indeed. The new interceptor rule really hurts Orbital assault, as did the loss of Marksmen vets IMO.

 

I do love using the 16th legion with OA as deathdealers is amazing for support squads and seekers.



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Vets are still definitely worth taking. Dropping a ten man machine killer squad will definitely hurt. Or monster hunter Infront of mech. Weapon masters out of dreadclaw etc.
New interceptor/scanner rule definitely does hurt but doesn't stop the r.o.w

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Indeed. I use machine killer vets with combi metlas and they will drop a spartan.

 

Weapon master vets are a lot of fun with that WS 5, toss in a Chaplain and its brutal.

 

I have never used monster hunters before.



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In 30k only really good against mech. Luckily you pick tactic at beginning of game, not on list writing. Very handy

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How do people feel about doing hybrid OD lists?

 

I have been toying with doing a large amount of jump troops with about 4-6 pods dropping in.

 

Jump pack units/land speeders/Jet bikes can start on the table RAW since they have the Deep Strike special rule.



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How do people feel about doing hybrid OD lists?

 

I have been toying with doing a large amount of jump troops with about 4-6 pods dropping in.

 

Jump pack units/land speeders/Jet bikes can start on the table RAW since they have the Deep Strike special rule.

 

It's the best way to do it I think. Gives you a good backline/ second wave for turn 2.

 

Though the reverse is that if you go second your opponent gets to dictate the battle a little more.






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