Tuesday 20 November 2012

Rise of the Salamanders

Managed to get a good few games of 6th ed. in with my fledgling Salamanders with varying degrees of success (well, no success). I've drawn and lost against Grey Knights, lost against Tau and been slaughtered by Dark Eldar. My current list is as follows (1500 pts):


Tactical squad w/ flamer and multi-melta

Tactical squad w/ meltagun and multi-melta

Terminator assault squad w/ thunder hammers and storm shields

Assault squad w/ thunder hammer and storm shield

Stormtalon w/ twin linked assault cannons and twin linked lascannons


Farseer w/ spirit stones, warding, witnessing, doom, guide, singing spear


Dark reapers

This is the list is lost with yesterday against Tau, although I was almost on the relic; if it had gone to another turn I could have snatched a victory. In a 2000pt game I'd add a rhino for one of the tactical squads and a land raider redeemer for the terminators and Vulcan. In the last 2000pt game against Grey Knights, I took more allies in the form of Dire Avengers and Fire Dragons (who took out a dreadknight!).

I'm not sure what to change or how to amend my tactics to be in with a chance of winning. Perhaps I'm concentrating too much on destroying enemy units rather than the objectives? I also wonder if I need more troops in order to claim those objectives?

Might have another game in a few weeks against Necrons who, so I've heard, are immensely hard in the new edition. Is it worth taking a redeemer against them? Or should I invest in some devastators? The Dark Reapers have been great so with the doom/guide combination but they're all wiped out by turn two because they're seen as such a threat. Keeps the guns away from my other units I suppose.

Any advice and guidance would be much appreciated and I'll post some picture up of the army ask stands in the next couple of days.

1 comment:

  1. The game against the Tau was a little lucky on the Tau side! The fact that the objective was on the highest level requiring a difficult terrain roll of a 6 was the flaw. If it was on the lower level you would have stomped all over them! The Farseer and Dark Reaper combo you have going is quite scary. Against Necrons they will glance your redeemer to death on 6's with their Gauss weapons not great due you to having to get close to use it effectively. Devastators would be a good choice just remember, what ever you take down on a 5+ with get back up and if there is a Resurrection Orb around a 4+. Oh and regarding your Farseer, the Necrons are not a Psychic race if that helps.


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