Spamming Units ... Why?
I'm just curious if someone can explain why people seem to spam units in their various armies?
Personally, I hate the practice.
Now, I'm not talking about things like, ' Oh he took 3 Tactical Squads what a spammer'.
Intead here are a few perfect examples from my own Chaos Codex.
For HQ people like to spam 4 Heralds of Tzeentch and ignore the fact that Chariots of Slaanesh and Khorne as well as the MC's and some Special Characters can be solid and deadly units as well.
For Elites people spam x3 6 Fiends and ignore the excellent Bloodcrushers and Flamers
Then for Heavy Support rather than build multiple types of Daemon Prince from all the options we have, they build one (albiet probably useful) build and then just have 3 of those.
The reason I think this is ironic is that (as a former Chaos Marine player) I know how horrible it is to have a codex stripped of all its bells and whistles were you are forced to do nothing but choose one unit; thats actually partly why I moved to Daemons.
Then I move onto this flavourful codex where you can actually choose different units in different slots and still remain competitive ... and ... head over to the army list section and basically cry.
This always takes me back to the point of, the way the game is being played.
Some might say, that in order to combat a competitive but unknown list, in a tournament for example, you have to spam the best unit at multi-tasking in order to be prepared.
I say thats a load of unthinking, untactical hogwash. So one of your units can't defeat vehicles AND infantry, tactically position it so it can maximize its strengths and minimize its weaknesses.
Finally, dont give me that people can play as they like crap. This is a social game, you play it with friends, your local GW crowd or complete strangers at the various tournaments held throughout the world.
How some people decide to play, by default, has an effect on how the others have to play as well. If everyone takes spammed powerful lists, you have to take less risks with your own army and you can see this is becoming more and more the norm by the lists posted in the Army List Section and the advice being given to newer players.
Since when can you not have one unit? You have to have two Daemon Princes, two Vindicators, two Land Raiders etc etc.
Thats called redundancy dumb*ss!
Yeah well, why the hell do peoples strategies rely on one unit making it through. If I lose multiple units to deepstrike mishaps, sometimes even my best units, I just shrug and say whoops, I don't think I need to bring four next time.
Anyway, this may sound like a rant, but I actually want to have a discussion about it, and maybe get some other opinions.
Do you agree with me, or disagree and why?
(I'll also include a simple poll at the top)