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I need help and advice defeating "The Emperor's Children Army".

Hi Everyone, I need help and advice on defeating the emperor's children army
with my space marines. Right now I'm working on a 2000pts army and need help taking the right units to defeat the emperor's children. I'm playing against a expert player on the league at my local hobby/comic shop and I was told his army list varies and changes the units when he plays differant players. If any expert players has any tactics and advice on defeating the emperor's children chaos space marine army?. Please feel free to post a message and thank you .

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Can't say I faced that situation, but a few pointers seem helpful and common sense.

EC will likely have the mark of Slaanesh and high Initiative, making them hit before your guys in assault. So be careful to only assault with units that can handle hitting last. Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield termies wil shine here.

His army may also be lacking in melta is he is pure cult troops, so heavier armor like Land Raiders and Predators could be nice. Drop-prod troops with flamers and mass bolters at sensitive spots can also ruin his day. Remember that themed chaos armies are expensive and can get low on models. Wear him down with numbers and firepower.
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Likely as well he's going to have fire superiority. Noise marines can lay down quite the hail of death from their assault 2/Heavy 3 Sonic Blasters. You need to use cover and speed to get to him.
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I play Emperor's Children as well, so hopefully some of this might help.

You said he changes his list depending on what he's facing (scum!!) so knowing that you're playing marines, you can expect to see the following

- I5 Power Weapons on his Champions and Terminators, maybe even Claws on the Termies
- AP3 Flamers from his squads of Noise Marines
- Low model count
- Chaos Space Marine squads with 2 Special weapons in Rhinos, probably Meltas

All of this basically screams "Don't get close to him" because every model in his army is an I5 Assault Marine, with added shooting. So if you can stay at range and try to get some rapid fire plasma shooting at him when he closes in then you ought to do well.

Depending on how "Fluffy" he is being, he may or may not have Obliterators or units that follow another patron god (Zerkers/Death Guard/1k Sons). The usual tactics for dealing with these apply (i.e. destroy the zerker transport, avoid the Death Guard and assault the 1k sons).

That's about all I can say without seeing specific lists, hope it helped a little.

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If he gets too free with his Sonic blasters he might end up with a very small army..those things are expensive!

Also, one other thing: Do you have a Vindicator? Those can put giant holes in his expensive units, particularly if you can field a pair.
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Be aware of Winged Slaneesh DP /w Lash coupled with obliterators/vinidicators/Blastmasters.

Watch for all champion slaneesh terminators with lightning claws. 5 attacks @ I5 each will decimate almost anything.

Other than that, play it as you would any other CSM army. A psychic hood may not be a bad investment.

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I'm working on a army list right now. If anyone has anymore advice and
tactics on beating the emperor's children army. Please feel free to post
message, thank you

My Warhammer 40k Armies

1.Aurora Chapter Space Marines
2.Imperial Guard Cadians&Catachans
3.Daemonhunters&Witch Hunters
4.Emperor's Hawks Chapter (Future Project)
5.Chaos Space Marines (Future Project)
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