Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running a dark mechanicus forgeworld somewhere in the warp
the problem with assaulting my beloved death guard is, unless you A) outnumber them, or B) are using approximately the same number of troops, but with more attacks to assault them, they won't die. A daemon prince will be able to kill no more than 5-6, and They come in (usually) squads of 7 or 14. A termie squad has the problem of losing the attack for charging. In addition, they have to decide to either use power fists to take advantage of any hits and hit last, or risk only wounding on 5+. The plague marines will be able to either weather the lc attack, or hit enough times to make a few hits stick, thus winning the combat. The best termie unit to assault them would be a squad armed with two industrial cans of Lysol (more commonly known as a heavy flamer) and armed with power fists and storm bolters. The reason for this is they need to eliminate as many as possible before assaulting, or they will be stuck in a tar pit that bite back.
Other elite assault units will fare better. A squad of nobz with big choppas, necron wraiths,blood claws, genestealers or warriors, or a large squad of ogryns would have the combination of strength, attacks, and the endurance to win in close combatagainst death guard.
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