A friend of mine at GW US HQ proposed an irresistible topic to me this week (thanks, C.M.), so here it is for your consideration and participation. With so many preview copies of Planetstrike out there now, surely some gamers must already be plotting the nefarious destruction of their enemies. Whether you’re contemplating a set of intricate and stalwart defenses to trip up invaders or planning a destructive lightning strike to circumvent those defenses, the new set-up, force organization, deployment and stratagems for Planetstrike likely have many 40K players thinking quite a bit about this latest expansion for their favorite game. So, here gentle players pretending to be merciless commanders, are some questions to get you thinking and sharing ideas about Planetstrike:
1) What are some sample mean army compositions or nasty unit combinations for each 40K army using the new Planetstrike force organization for both attackers and defenders?
2) Which of the new stratagems seem to be the most effective? Least effective? Most colorful and fun? Also, note that the new stratagems have a “cost” depending on their perceived efficacy such that some of them use up multiple stratagem points. Which of them are possibly overpriced or under priced and why?
3) Which armies have the greatest potential as attackers? Defenders?
4) When combining Planetstrike with Apocalypse, which Apoc units and formations will be the most wicked, or fun, or wicked fun to employ?
I don’t play all that often these days, but when I do I prefer to play expansion games, using Cities of Death, Apocalypse and now Planestrike I’m sure. I like the colorful fun, large forces, and role play elements that these expansions reintroduce into 40K, bringing back many of the best things about the Rogue Trader first edition of the game without any of the problems.
I’ll start off the suggestions for Apoc formations that would be fun in Planetstrike. I recently finished a Titanhammer formation for the new Space Marine army I’m building and I can’t help but think about how great a Titanhammer will be in Planetstrike as well as plain Apocalypse. Whether they’re launched like an attacking lightning bolt or used as a flexible tool for reacting to problem areas in one’s defenses, a Titanhammer should add some real excitement to any combination Planetstrike-Apoc game.
Finally, I’m going to invite my fellow Fly Lord, Goatboy, to do what he does so well in the near future as a follow-up to this article and come up with some cool army composition and tactical suggestion articles for Planestrike of his own.