Enter the HBU! A Honking Big Unit makes a virtue of its size and survivability to soak shots, tie up units, and hold advanced objectives.
Here’s a last thought on the advantages of the HBU: Kill Points denial. Some builds can take advantage of a low unit count to play spoiler in Annihilation. Just ask Paladins how effective that can be! You’ll know you played into this tactic if your opponent starts griping about winning on Victory Points but losing the game to Kill Points… usually launching a diatribe about how KP’s ‘killed the game.’
As always, play the objective! Just nod and chalk it up to luck – it doesn’t cost you anything.
This has been a rather generalist article, but it’s important to mention that each HBU I’ve included had a purpose, a role in the strategy of the list. Build with a purpose in mind! Randomly dropping points on anything isn’t a great idea.
For example, in the Necron Warriors mentioned in this article included an attached Crytek with Veil of Darkness. The purpose behind the numbers was making sure the unit could not only punish the enemy with Rapid Fire Gauss but survive after the Deepstrike that got it there!
So, any takers? Are there similar strategies you can advocate, or units you think might work in this role?
Any hugs and gropings on this one?