How to counter 250+ units, at a 1000 points
WARNING this post is 3/4 plead for help and 1/4 whining.
i have only played three games, and never won once, this not the problem as that's how the game goes.
the problems is this.
My game group is fairly big (6 or so players a night) but we have only one table. So we have each player takes a thousand point list and play 3 on 3. No problem in that, but the big problem for me is despite only having a thousand points to spend, PEOPLE BRING EMPEROR BE DAMNED LAND RAIDERS!! that last battle i had last night a monolith, two loota squads, Tabled one half of the board (destroying a tactical squad a razor, a speeder, a vindicator and my assault marines when his command court thing got up there) while on the other side of the table a land raider and two Necron squads, and a terminator squad blew a pred, one razors and two tactical squads off the map. the troops did not even need to do anything it was all cleaned up by the time they walked up the map.
Meanwhile on my allies side, a squad of deathwing termis(Which were his point sink) (admittedly) had a bad scatter, and went off the board back into reserves on turn two, and the blood angel player Stormraven arrived to drop it's cargo of death company and dreadnought on turn two. by that point about half the fun stuff i mentioned above happened, we had almost nothing left standing to help and it was like the finger in the dike, in the middle of a flood.
(scratches head) my meta seems to play like this. The logic is you have one or two 'super units' (the Stormraven, Belial with Deathwing or the monolith and Nercon royal court) you bring at 1000 points since your most likely going to have to play as part of a alliance in any given battle and you want to bring more then just troops and one or two heavys.
Problem is, this screws over the guy (me) who built and bought his army with the sole idea of facing other thousand point army's and so following the ideas of proper list building (OK, I'm a more then a little bitter here) shied away from the expensive stuff flashy stuff at a thousand points.
as a result, i get tabled with out a fight. so, how can i keep this from happening? Every time I think it over, I can't figure out any tactic that would have pulled that situation into a win for me and let me tell you, I don't mind losing, but i have yet to even fight back, in any meaningful way, i put my models on the table and they get taken off faster then i put them there. Do i have to just buckle down and get something equally heavy? (a land raider or somethin?) or what?
(puffs out lungs) sorry for unloading on your heresy, I'm stuck, frustrated and more then a touch dispirit. I don't want to win, i just want to play a non laughable lopped sided game.
note: if you see me giving tactical advice: just assume i have a internet tab open to 1d4 chan and I'm summarizing off of that.
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