Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alston, Cumbria
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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