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Ahhhh, I see what they are for now - they are distractions for the underwhelming-looking Hades tanks.  Same price as Eris, same power weapons, but have difficult target (-1) and a medium with Take & Hold.  Now that sounds very interesting.  With the Iapetus on the table no one will pay attention to what those sneaky modest looking tanks are doing. 

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I use the Iapetus like linebackers that block APCs from moving through efficient routes. To me, the Iapetus are best at being canopeners. If they can hit a model with embarked infantry, the pair of them have a great chance of not only destroying the transport but having carryover damage hit the squad inside. After the infantry are forcefully disembarked from their ride, hit them with the AP weapons the Iapetus bots are packing. Odds are great that you'll have wiped out two activations worth of the opponent's units with only a single of yours. I've pulled this manuever off twice now, and it was deliciously sweet each time.

Regardless, if you are going to field these guys, you have to get them into the area where your opponent is trying to go. Otherwise they are just paperweights.

 

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On 23/10/2016 at 6:08 AM, Spellduckwrong said:

I use the Iapetus like linebackers that block APCs from moving through efficient routes. To me, the Iapetus are best at being canopeners. If they can hit a model with embarked infantry, the pair of them have a great chance of not only destroying the transport but having carryover damage hit the squad inside. After the infantry are forcefully disembarked from their ride, hit them with the AP weapons the Iapetus bots are packing. Odds are great that you'll have wiped out two activations worth of the opponent's units with only a single of yours. I've pulled this manuever off twice now, and it was deliciously sweet each time.

Regardless, if you are going to field these guys, you have to get them into the area where your opponent is trying to go. Otherwise they are just paperweights.

 

A great advice. I was wondering if the guys could be effective against Weydreth recce too, those things are quite annoyng.

 

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