Do you need lots of troop choices to win games of 5th Ed???
Ok this has become my mantra since 5th Ed was released and the fact i keeping seeing so many posts on every forum talking about the same thing its actually made me break my lurking silence....
Q: Do you need lots of troop choices to win games of 5th Ed???
"There is not need to capture an objective if you have simply contested your opponents" (this is one of my mantra's along with "where's my beer?").
All my armies are designed to excel at Kill Points. This means i only really take 2 troops (maybe 3 if its Orks or Nids as they are a bit squishy) and then pump all my other points into really hard hitting and/or survivable units.
This obviously works well in Kill Points but then you apply this army to any other mission and it is just as good.
Capture the Flag (I can never remember the proper mission names btw) only requires you to hold your objective. So take something which loves sitting in cover (think scouts with cloaks here for marines for example). All you then have to do is be quick enough to get right in your opponents face and just jump all over his objective and contest the hell out of this.
Prime example was last night when i used a very sub par Marine army (just grabbed some stuff out my local GW's cabinet) vs a very tough Necron army (Nightbringer, 2 Liths and loads of warriors). Turn 1 i boshed a Pod down on a flank near his objective and steamed a Raider with regular terminators and a libby forward as well. This effectively pinned him in his deployment zone for 4 turns whilst he tripped over himself to deal with some tough, resilient units. In the end i was unlucky and only on turn 5 did he reclaim his objective.
Now the 3rd mission is multiple objectives. So whilst your opponent has brought 3/4 mediocre troops choices to the party you have the above units to smack him down and quickly contesting anything he claims and getting ALL the attention whilst your 2 troops choices do their thing take and objective and win the game.
This is the approach i have taken to 5th Ed and is pretty much why i continue to do so well. Hope it helps.
Field Marshall Lord Neil Alister Mackenzie Kerr the Marquess of Lothian
aka Team Scotland 40k Captain 2012