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Offline TheBiasedBloodAngel

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Thoughts on Leman Russ Spam
« on: August 10, 2013, 04:25:32 AM »
Has anyone out there had success spamming Leman Russ variants in an IG list? I think all of us have had fantasies of the 9 Russ emperors hamer list, but have any of you done it? Could it work? and how would you go about it? Heres a list i came up with 'only' 7 Russ but trying to make it competitive.
1850
HQ = 105
Company Command Squad, = 50
Chimera, Multi Laser, Heavy Bolter = 55
Troop = 125 
Veteran Squad = 70
Chimera, Multi Laser, Heavy Bolter = 55
Troop = 125
Veteran Squad = 70
Chimera, Multi Laser, Heavy Bolter = 55
Heavy Support = 540
3 Battle Tanks, 3 Heavy Bolters, 3 Stubbers = 540
Heavy Support = 490
2 Executioners with Plasma Canons, 2 Lascanons = 490
Heavy Support = 465
1 Punisher with Heavy Bolters and Pask, Lascanon, Stubber = 240
1 Demolisher, Multi – Meltas, Las canon = 210
 
Overview
14 Heavy Bolters
4 Lascanons
2 Multi Meltas
1 Demolisher Siege Canon
4 Heavy Stubbers
3 Multi Lasers
1 Punisher Canon
4 Plasma Canons
2 Plasma Executioner Canons

the three heavy support slots are specialised in three squadrons. The battle tank squadron focus's on MEQ's the Executioner squadron takes out Elites and the Demolisher/punisher squadron can deal with hordes. All the Tanks have the potential to take out vehicles. How would you run a Russ spam army?
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Re: Thoughts on Leman Russ Spam
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 05:37:34 PM »
Alright, the main problem is, as with a lot of similar builds across other codicies: troops, troops, troops, and on this case, anti-air maybe as well. And cover maybe.

Basically, I think that Leman Russ build could certainly be considered as a good meta-buster in some cases, but, I don't think you should go to crazy on the options.

I personally would try and get some type of cover in there,preferably a skyshield or an ADL with a comm relay.

Then, plenty (6+) of small guard squads to stick in reserve (comm relay, huzzah) and keep them there. Then move'm all up and go to ground on objectives.

As an HQ I was actually thinkingof maybe taking Creed to outflank a demolisher

Then, maybe 2x Battle Tanks, and 2x Eradicators? Heck, the ignore cover ones to take out his troops

Then, two vendetta's filled with PCS's to counter fliers...


All of that at the cost of: dropping the mech on the infantry, loads of sponsors gone missing, and a slightly less big group of bad boys!

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Re: Thoughts on Leman Russ Spam
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 10:03:08 PM »
As an HQ I was actually thinking of maybe taking Creed to outflank a demolisher
Per Creeds entry in the current codex, Tactical Genius allows him to select one infantry or vehicle unit. Per the WH40k BRB pg77 vehicle squadrons entry, a squadron of vehicles is considered one unit.

If your going to pay the points for Creed might as well outflank a squadron of demolishers.  ;)

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Re: Thoughts on Leman Russ Spam
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 02:52:23 AM »
I know, but I was just thinking about ptcost really
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Re: Thoughts on Leman Russ Spam
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 03:42:24 AM »
Would be cool making a German BlitzKrieg themed imperial guard list just rushing your opponent with hellhounds and leman russ tanks.
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