The thrill of 40k comes with the ever-shifting meta of gameplay. Aeldari Flyer Spam is currently all the rage for the faction’s players in the competitive world, but a sect of Aspect Warriors has the potential to nullify the mightiest of Space Marines tactics.
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Craftworld Tactics: Howling Banshees
Arguably the strongest Chapters to date have abilities that offer re-rolls for shooting attacks, Overwatch bonuses, and all benefit additional attacks when charging. With an expanded range of Vanguard Primaris Marines that are able to be set up outside of 9” from enemy units, strong countermeasures are needed to keep them in check.
On average dice they have a 21” charge threat range. The 3” bonus to charges even helps mitigate the Repulsor Field rule on all Marine hover tanks (Repulsors, Impulsors, Executioners). The Repulsor Field reduces charge rolls by 2, allowing Banshees to still have a +1 bonus to theirs. Utilize the Saim Hann Craftworld attribute to allow them to re-roll failed charge rolls to ensure they get into melee and take advantage of their War Shout ability to make the enemy fight at -1 to hit in melee.
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