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Typhus Tactics

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:47 pm
by Lord Krungharr
Typhus seems to be a pretty good character with no great delivery system. Has anyone tried him in a Dreadclaw yet with maybe a Lord and some Plague Marines w plasma or melta guns? Regular Deepstriking can scatter with deadly effects, so the Drop Pod entry would really be helpful, just bumping into things and stopping. A Land Raider is okay, but so expensive.

I was thinking at least Plague Marines would be a scoring unit, but they can't Deepstrike of course. And a Lord with perhaps the Burning Brand and/or Black Mace would be a nice pump to a Typhus unit's impact. That could be a good way to snatch far objectives and then hold them. Zombies can only do so much, especially with S6 barrages and blasts raining down upon them (played against a Guard list a while back); so I think I would only take 2 big Zombie units, rather than all Zombie Troops.

Isn't the Dreadclaw a 40k approved Forgeworld unit? I think it's only 65 points, and while not as cheap as a Space Marine drop pod, seems like it might be a worthy option to consider for the Plague Herald Supreme.

Re: Typhus Tactics

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:47 am
by seahawk
I just plonk him in a mob of 35 zombies and crawl toward the enemy. If you're going to face IG, take two so he can hop from one to the other when necessary (I wouldn't find it necessary). Plague marines, havocs, and obliterators as support, and you're good to go. I naturally add in Epidemius + 20 plaguebearers, because why not...