Tactic: Brute spam?

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Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Kaistern » 02 May 2016, 10:32

New to PVP and planning on starting with ORKS! Just curious does anyone use masses of the brute escort? I havent played with the orks yet and dont know how effective the brutes actually are but.. in my mind they kill lol

If my math is correct at 250 you could have one LC and 4 brutes, and at 600 you could have 2 LC and 13 BRUTES!!!
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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Deuzerre » 02 May 2016, 11:08

Unless upgraded for more HP and maybe more range, it's not really great.

If the opponent uses a lot of AOE, the spam is countered
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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Imperator5 » 02 May 2016, 13:36

Also ork ships are likely to flee if the escorts blow up.
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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby CALiGeR190 » 02 May 2016, 13:43

Its a funny (and surprisingly effective) tactic in Space station assault and Breakthrough... But otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Bludfist » 02 May 2016, 14:02

replace brutes with savages and it becomes much more viable strat
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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Lothair » 02 May 2016, 15:17

I did it twice :D can be really awesome at times.

Most of the fleet was destroyed, so I used Two cruisers and and hid... 15 Brute Rams in a nearby gas cloud. I divided them into squadrons of 3-4 and as soon as the enemy closed I moved out of the cloud. The panic that ensued was great :D 4 Brute Rams can take out a cruiser or cripple it enough to make it run away.

I decimated the opponent, but the next game this idea failed utterly... against the damn eldar!

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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Gorthunk » 02 May 2016, 19:35

Imperator5 wrote:Also ork ships are likely to flee if the escorts blow up.


Brutes are supposed to be "expendable" and not cause that. Did that not get carried over from the TT?

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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Imperator5 » 03 May 2016, 09:15

Gorthunk wrote:
Imperator5 wrote:Also ork ships are likely to flee if the escorts blow up.


Brutes are supposed to be "expendable" and not cause that. Did that not get carried over from the TT?


My mistake than! I do know that other escorts have it, but yeah the Brute is the exception, you are right.
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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Jerjare » 05 May 2016, 19:57

Savage Gunships are a better bet. They have more health and can cause a lot more potential damage.

Brutes are fun in theory but way too micro intensive. The ships most vulnerable to ramming are to agile to reliably ram (Eldar).

In theory you can take a bucket of Savage Gunships (in a 700 pt match, you can have 2 Bashas and FIFTEEN Savages) Upgraded with AP and range/boost/asteroid navigation/whatever, set behavior to 3,000 units and prow on attack and AI mode, and set em loose.

If unprepared, the enemy will get quickly overwhelmed. Megakanonz have such a huge per-hit damage that the few that connect will deal devastating amounts of damage, and you'll also crit the daylights out of their ships.

Orks are probably the best race for spamming escorts because Savages are so good in large numbers.

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Re: Tactic: Brute spam?

Postby Ulfgardtheunmaker » 05 May 2016, 22:27

Yeah, Savage spam is great for a nasty surprise. I've taken to throwing in a few of the other gunships as well (the ones with grot gunz, can't recall the name at the moment) to plink away at shields while the Savages close. A Savage swarm will do serious hull damage to even pretty solid foes.


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