@Heliomanes, what's so very interesting is we are coming from two very different schools of ad mech, I would very much enjoy playing against you ... I've found robots hitting on 5's without cawl (heavy -1 meta) essentially a crapshoot when I'm not playing Eldar filth my opponent can typically play around or lock them up. Essentially they are overpriced for what they do , their points is reliant on being able to shoot twice, So on any board with good Los blocking terrain ( ITC ground floor being solid rules ) means that i cant risk planting them in the ground. often they end up a negative return on investment . Its funny as my best Wrath of mars in my rare mars games have come from 10 man blobs of infiltrators, at least I can hit the broad side of a barn with them and you've got to hit to even get a chance to fish for that mortal wound.
I play Metallica or Stygies and I play a quite aggressive with an objective focused advancing ad mech .. Rather than castling up at the back my entire army tends to move as one large block trying to swarm the centre objectives ... perhaps i will find a use for the advancing bots, but while i do love them I've seen stock rangers kill as many s targets as Kaste's , point for point 10 strength 4 shots from 8 squads of rangers.. around the price of 2 robots and actually kill 2 more Primaris when they get to shooting ..
This is why I like Admech as there can be many different playstyles and all are valid.
I personally love cawl plus bots as theyre great at getting rid of the chaff that blocks characters these days. Big blobs of cultists, nurgley things, guardsmen etc.
However I also agree with your point that LOS
blocking can really hamper them. So the rest of your army needs to be mobile enough to allow for this and relying solely on 1 bots unit will not be enough in most tourneys.
Ive personally played in a tourney where I went into double shot, destroyed a Drukhari players transports completely leaving him on foot and he still won as he could hide behind terrain and rack up points while I had nothing that could go and get him out
Edited by Gaz1858, 12 December 2018 - 04:17 AM.