Good cross-army unit combos
Just for fun, what are some good cross-army unit/general army combos you can think of that would be good? I have an itch to play some team games.
Here's a little of what came to me:
-Farseer and damn near anything. Take one of the best support units in the game and partner it with things it shouldn't be. TH/SS terminators with fortune on them is sick and wrong, rerollable 2+/3++ saves means that they statistically have better than a 2+ invulnerable save and only a 2.8% chance of failing a regular save, which equates to failing one out of 36 saves or so. Similarly I'm fond of 30 slugga boyz with cybork body and grotsnik attached who with fortune for their 5++ save combined with FNP shrug off wounds better than marines (22.5% chance to fail a save vs a marine's 33.3% but not as good as a terminator's 17.7%) Fortune on a dark eldar archon with his 2+ invulnerable save would also be completely ridiculous with his ability to kill anything and 2.8% chance to take any wound at all.
Guide and anything that puts out a lot of shots is likewise awesome. I'm thinking guide + lootas would be pretty hot. On a good roll for # of shots a full squad can put 25 strength 7 hits on something. Mwahaha. A shoota boy mob would put out about 34 hits.
Doom does silly things for an IG mobbed infantry platoon that's doing first rank fire second rank fire. Assuming special weapons but not heavy and rapid fire range, they can put about 34 wounds against a toughness 4 targets, not counting whatever the special weapons do. That's flashlighting a marine or terminator squad right off the board. Blinkblinkblink.
Really anything that only works on a 5+ or 4+ gets a large benefit from rerolling failures.
-Straken and CSM. With their good Ld they will usually pass the check for counterassault to work and Straken's ability says it gives any allies within 12" furious charge and counterassault. With grey knights, he would make them strength 7 on the charge/counterassault, which while generally overkill is also hilarious. Could also be vicious for genestealers and banshees with their high initiative and good/decent Ld.
-Lash of submission and a typical IG tank complement would be vicious. Lots of pie plates and templates going into a nice little ball.
-Eldar Autarch and Astropath to give awesome reserve rolls for an all/almost all outflanking eldar/IG combined army. Alternatively, astropath would help any deepstriking army like daemons or SM drop pod army.
As far as general army combos go though, I would kill for some IG or Tau backup for my Orks. Really, just a unit of broadsides would do.
Thoughts on this or other combos?
Last edited by Culler; 01-04-10 at 10:51 PM.