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Hi All,

Lets say a combat squad of vanilla SM are caught in an assualt by some orcs. Would it be a effective strategy to fail the morale check using the SM special rule "and they shall know no fear" and try falling back to get some more bolter shots off? As SM are generally better off shooting than CC.

I understand they may be caught in a sweeping advance and that the next enemy turn theyll just get assualted again.

I was just wondering what yall think?

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Hi All,

Lets say a combat squad of vanilla SM are caught in an assualt by some orcs. Would it be a effective strategy to fail the morale check using the SM special rule "and they shall know no fear" and try falling back to get some more bolter shots off? As SM are generally better off shooting than CC.

I understand they may be caught in a sweeping advance and that the next enemy turn theyll just get assualted again.

I was just wondering what yall think?

Cold86
It could be if it is during the opponent assault phase. In that case, if you get away, you get to rapid fire on your next turn. If you get caught in the sweeping advance, you just continue to fight anyway. So, if you try it, and you don't get away, it won't hurt that squad anyway. You might not even want to rapid fire. A good idea might be to shoot with the bolt pistol and re-assault. That way you kill a few shooting and kill a few in CC AND deny them furious charge on the next turn if either you or they are alive.

However, in your assault phase, it isn't so good because during the opponent turn, you get shot and then hit by X number of orks with furious charge.

So, break down:
Your turn: stick it out.
Their turn: run.
 

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You have to be careful though. You are not going to rally if the orks remain within 6 inches of the unit falling back. I have run more than one marine unit off the board when they tried this.
 
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