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Out of all the various types of army (hand to hand, close range firepower, mobile firepower, static firepower, drop troops etc) do you think make the best match up?

I'm a sucker for Hand to Hand against static gunline. Nothing gets the 'ol ticker going quicker than scampering accross a pitted wasteland dodging bomb and bullets to rend the enemy apart.

Which fighting styles do you prefer to play with and against? and why?
 

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I like the same match-ups, but from the other side. I love to see how to keep my IG alive against raving madmen or malicious Tyranids. I have a personal grudge against any army that can take out my Colonel. He only dies once in about a dozen games, and rarely to an enemy in mêlée.

I'm working on a small close ranged firefight army (SoB) and would love to find the perfect match-up for them.
 

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Ny friends and I play a cool game where my IG hold out as long as they can against an unending invasion of Orks. I set my IG up in a very defensive position with bunkers, barricades, razorwire, the works. Then the Ork player then tries to break through my lines. His troop choices respawn after they've been killed just like reserves. After one turn of being dead they get to return to the board edge on a 4+ and so on.

I am working on my Earthshaker Gun Implacements and other weapons like that to add to the cool factor.
 

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Mobility vs mobility is the best matchup in my book. Very active and fast moving games for sure.
 

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Close combat vs Close combat
Duel to the death!

Close combat vs Short range firepower
They only have to attack, then they get the (insert
any word here) blasted out of them by a powerful
close range shot!

:biggrin::grin::biggrin:
 

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i play eldar, and they have a reasonably balanced army, so i really like to play tyranids and chaos
close range firepower vs close combat
all the way
 

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I'm with The Wraithlord on this one: mobility vs. mobility is probably the most exciting match-up for me.
 

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To me, shooty vs shooty seems to be the most realistic and fun. Of course the battles seem to be long and drawn out but when you're constantly moving around for firing position and fire lanes it turs out to be a fun game.
 

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Mobility vs mobility is the best matchup in my book. Very active and fast moving games for sure.
I agree.

In general, I find 40K the most fun when it's two well balanced armies facing off. The game gets boring if you only play during one of the three phases (movement, shooting, assault).

I suspect that their ability to field a balanced force is part of what makes Marines so popular.
 

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I would agree with that also. I think my favorite is when I set up a gun line and my opponent, usually playing Orks (Or his girlfriend's Khorne Berzerkers) just fanatically runs at me, shooting all the way into CC.

-Dirge
 
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