How Do Demons Control the Table
ok...a lot of this is basic stuff but someone needed to set it down...
Alright the objectives have been placed and you have picked out which ones you are going to be fighting for. This is the most important decision you will make during the game. Look at the objective placement. Look at the terrain around them. Look for the best places to drop. Don't be afraid to drop into terrain with your plaguebearers, they have 16% chance of suffering a difficult terrain wound, then a 33% chance to save.You will drop your plaguebearers on the objectives and scatter from there. Your plaguebearers will have icons in them to vector in the following wave to defend your positions.
Run after the drop straight onto the objectives and into terrain wherever possible. Spread your demons out so that they are not blast template bait. If you get shot with anything, go to ground. Its that simple.Plaguebearers going to ground in good terrain will have a 4+ cover save. You can actually manufacture this yourself through screening if necessary. On top of that you get FNP save and your base T5 so small arms are much less effective against you.
Your plaguebearers are coming in 15 man units, minimum, so where's the problem if you take a couple of wounds. Your fearless and very hard to dislodge. You more or less plan on going to ground regularly anyway so movement won't be an issue for models. Your trying to hold territory, not take it.See the whole key is holding the objectives, your only job, the only thing on your mind is defending the plaguebearers from assault. Keeping the opponent more than 3 inches away from an objective. That's it. That's the sum of your strategic planning.