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i'm a bit stuck, i usuallty play against Eldar, and a waithlord, is there anything for my imperial guard that can upset or kill a waithlord, without me concentrating all my heavy weapons on it.
 

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Generally, no. If you play an infantry heavy force, then you can ignore if for the first half of the game. If you use plenty of vehicles, then you'll want to get rid of it fast.

I use two anti-tank squads with missile launchers and one with autocannons. I tend to use the autocannons against Skimmers, and the missile launchers against wraithlords and avatars. Usually, if the wraithlord is not in cover, I can kill one a turn with 6 missile launchers if my dice are friendly, or in two turns if they are not. I don't waste tank firepower on wraithlords, or any other multiwound monstrous creature.
 

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Snipers work well, but your best bet are lascannons, which wound it on 3's and it doesn't get an armor save. Normally, I'd suggest power fists, but S6 still wounds T8 on a 6, so there's not much point in trying to go toe to toe with it like you could with Space Marines.
 

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I always found Plasma, Meltas, grenade launchers to be quite effective against wraithlords, I've lost count of the number of wraithlords lying dead due to a krak greande to the face
 

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Just keep in mind that Snipers allow a 3+ save, and assault weapons, while they may be able to remove the big nasties in a single turn require you to be within rapid fire/assault range of the rest of his army.
 

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a wraithlord charged me in close combat the other day (not in real life, in 40k world) he didn't kill my command unit, but i of course couldn't hurt him. can i just break off the close combat?
 

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Nope. Combat continues until one side is dead or fails morale and runs.
 

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Yes.

My suggestion is any AP 2 or 1 weapons, Gauss, or Rending weapons. Pretty much anything you'd use to take down a Terminator.

-Dirge
 

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does that mean i can hold up a wraithlord with conscripts?
In fact, you can do even better with Close Order Drill and a nearby Commissar. Then they won't run, and the wraithlord has to chew through at least twenty of the buggers.
 

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Question about close order drill, for a platoon, does it need to be all the squads in line or just the 10 man squads in the platoons?
 

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In fact, you can do even better with Close Order Drill and a nearby Commissar. Then they won't run, and the wraithlord has to chew through at least twenty of the buggers.
conscripts can't take COD. but, remember to keep the commissar at the back so he isnt singles out and killed.
 

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a couple of lascannons up the butt tend to do the job. If you take tanks dedicate one tank to shoot at the wraithlord everyturn they are slow and will take a while to get to you. Do not use every hevay weapon on it you have atherthings to be shooting at aswell.
 
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