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#1 Warboss Krag

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

I've discovered the evil tactic built into the SSU forces: The Commissar squad's special order. For those who don't know, the squad can issue a special order during the Command Phase that removes the Reaction marker from every friendly unit in 12" of the command commissar. This, of course, simply encourages SSU lists to be chock-full of cheap units, because you WANT to get more special orders and go second. That way, you can have units fire at the enemy during the Command Phase, use the normal command squad's special command to double the suppression thus created on a single unit, and then the commissar squad removes the Reaction markers from all those squads that just acted.

I really have to compliment this, and give whoever designed this combination credit, because this encourages the creation of army lists that include more and more units, in order to generate more special orders each turn and suck up the fire directed at them from longer range, in order to close on the enemy and overwhelm them with, essentially, bravado. Very, very Russian/Chinese horde tactics. Well done, whoever came up with this!



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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

Warboss Krag said:

I've discovered the evil tactic built into the SSU forces: The Commissar squad's special order. For those who don't know, the squad can issue a special order during the Command Phase that removes the Reaction marker from every friendly unit in 12" of the command commissar. This, of course, simply encourages SSU lists to be chock-full of cheap units, because you WANT to get more special orders and go second. That way, you can have units fire at the enemy during the Command Phase, use the normal command squad's special command to double the suppression thus created on a single unit, and then the commissar squad removes the Reaction markers from all those squads that just acted.

I really have to compliment this, and give whoever designed this combination credit, because this encourages the creation of army lists that include more and more units, in order to generate more special orders each turn and suck up the fire directed at them from longer range, in order to close on the enemy and overwhelm them with, essentially, bravado. Very, very Russian/Chinese horde tactics. Well done, whoever came up with this!

 

That's an awesome horde strategy dude, glad to see someone eched out a good use for those command abilities!

The only problem is that you can ony use this strategy well if you don't use your commisars to combine squads, as that'll combine a lot of potential command points into a single Support Unit. For this particular strategy I'd just field loads and loads of Chinese Volunteers with the Resourceful platoon upgrade, that way you have a massive wall of angry soviets lobbing molotovs and jumping 12' away when the make a move reaction



#3 Doraiya

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

How's this?

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#4 Miko

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

It have potential, but Political Platoon order is once per game. Also chinese are bad choice because they have only 12" range, and you want big range to make that suppression.



#5 Warboss Krag

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:55 PM

Ah. And so it is once per game. Hmm. I shall spend some time re-thinking my strategy.



#6 Major Mishap

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:59 AM

Doraiya said:

Good, but not really finacially viable.



#7 Doraiya

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

Major Mishap said:

Doraiya said:

 

Good, but not really finacially viable.

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