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Can anyone give me some advice on how to stop a fully tooled Khorne Daemon Prince with a Guard list?

My friend fields one - if he's had a shit week he'll pull out the Blood Thirster for a Double Penetration session as well...

It's ripping my army apart - I get at most 1 or 2 Demolisher shots off before it does the Cossack Dance through my units.

Thanks guys, i'm off the last pieces of my hair out :)
 

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#1- if someone pulled out both a Tooled up Demon Prince AND a Bloodthirster, they would receive a solid kick the ass, and may be clubbed to death by thier own bloodthirster ;)

#2- Lots of lascannons and plasma would be my alternative. You're going to need to make sure he can't take a save and hit his moderate toughness level.
 

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Im not a great fan of allies, but if he is using both those monsters at once go and get some Daemon hunters and give the beard monster a suprise.

Or Swap tanks for heavy weapon platoons.
Another thing you can do is the Commissar and Conscript tactic, charge the big git and watch it spend the rest of the game chewing on them.
 

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Lascannons or missile launchers are going to be your best bet. I'm surprised it's even an issue since a Guard army can easily put a large number of heavy weapons on the table. If you take mostly missile launchers and lascannons then you should have ample room to bring the big guys down.
 

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Does the DP have a rune? If not he's Insta-killed by the ST10 demolisher.
Other options you have are fairly obvious like taking multiple plasma/LC/melta weapons preferably manned by veterans to make sure you actually hit! If one or both of the beasties hit your lines try feeding them a squad or two and attempt to get wiped out In HIS turn while staying 6" Inches away giving you clear shots In your turn. Clever use of banners, conscripts etc should help with that tactic. Roughriders sat on your backlines for counter charge aren't too bad either.
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If he is using Feel No Pain it cannot be used against instadeath weapons or against close combat weapons that offer no save.

Lascannons and missile launcheres. Heck, I'd even throw heavy bolters and other lighter weapons at him. Can a lasgun wound a tooled up DP? If so, use it. Anything to force a save.
 

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Anything to force a save.
This is the key phrase.....you have to make him roll saves....lots of them.

Its not just what weapons you have it is how you use them, so stay as far away from him as possible.

Set you troops/ units up so they are 7" apart so he cannot directly jump from one to the next.

Have a couple of big units of conscripts to tie him up for a while...he may well only kill 3/4 a turn have a couple of squads of 20

Assuming you are playing 1500pts you have numbers on your side so use that advantage

So 48" Lascannon, Missile Launchers, Autocannon
24" Plasmaguns, Demolisher (should actually easily be avoided by a mobile
prince)
12" Meltaguns, Lasguns

do not know the guard rules that well but what about Ratling Snipers....hit on 2s ? would on 4s? irrespective of toughness ??

You could also have some of the 4 man deep strike units with 4xplasma or 4xmelta

Assuming you are playing 1500pts you have numbers on your side so use them

Lots of things to at least try


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well the conscript idea has one weakness, those guys get morale 9-10 due to vox caster but when they fight the greater daemon they have to test on 8 due to the daemonic visage of the beast and if they break, it's likely that they get overrun. so your whole conscripts are gone... same for daemon prince
 

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The officer or sergeant is who is shot but the Conscripts do not have either so I don't know really?

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well the conscript idea has one weakness, those guys get morale 9-10 due to vox caster but when they fight the greater daemon they have to test on 8 due to the daemonic visage of the beast and if they break, it's likely that they get overrun. so your whole conscripts are gone... same for daemon prince
No Vox option on them either.
 

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At that point, I believe, they start killing the rank-and-file soldiers, in your choice of order.

Speaking of which, once a Commisar has executed his entire squad and is left on his own, then fails a Last Man Standing test, does he eat his gun?
 

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LOL, Only the muzzle!

After shooting 50 odd conscripts he probably dies from exhaustion anyway.

Im suprised no one has mentioned ratling snipers, I know that any player worth spit will keep his Monster out of sight of them to a degree but that can be used to steer him away from certain places.

But as had been mentioned already force lots saves on one of them and I would use the conscripts to keep the other one busy until you have dealt with the first.
(I use Cultists in this way to break up a mates BA armies charges, slice your cake nice and neat so you can eat a silce at a time without choking :wink: .)
 

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#1- if someone pulled out both a Tooled up Demon Prince AND a Bloodthirster, they would receive a solid kick the ass, and may be clubbed to death by thier own bloodthirster ;)

#2- Lots of lascannons and plasma would be my alternative. You're going to need to make sure he can't take a save and hit his moderate toughness level.
Not sure how I feel about that as my Undivided list has both as well. Granted, my DP is nowhere near as sick as a tooled Glaive Prince but still.... :D

As for killing him, I fully agree with the rest of the opinions here, force his saves as the odds are that he will eventually fail them. Now if you are playing CoD, you may be screwed as far as that goes....
 

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Well, Besides the obvious Heavy weapons targeting strategy....you could have a suicide squad to send at him and tie him up while you redeploy?
 

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Problem is vs DP or thirster, you have to make the squad REALLY durable, even if with many bodies, they loose a moral check = ouchies
Esp with thirster or DP with vissage on them thats just ouchies to your ldrship after loosing a round of combat to IC with vissage
 

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Well, Besides the obvious Heavy weapons targeting strategy....you could have a suicide squad to send at him and tie him up while you redeploy?
Remember you can use the suicide squad to drop behind the DP and if he rages (defo with glaive) he is running awy from your lines.

To confirm what a few others have said though, lots of forced saves = dead MC.

I have killed 4 blood thirsters in my time, 2 to DE warriors, 1 to a SOB seraphim and 1 to a heavy bolter chaos marine.

Go little guys :twisted:
 

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well I play Sm and my 2 7 man scout snipe sqds with missiles are my demon prince killers to dates those two squads have over 5 deamon prince kills and that is with only having them since X-Mas which is pretty impressive considering I only play once or twice a month. Do IG have snipers ? I heard some one say something about them. I would suggest a large squad roll as many 2's then with the shear mass of hits you get atleast a couple wounds if not many many more.
 
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