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Mighty Chosen Warrior of Chaos

The Wastes of Krieg

I'm just trying to figure out if Tallarn Regiments would actually use Super-Heavy tanks as it seems to go against their fast attack style.
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Wing Commander

Shadowswords actually fit every type of play. Troops, Elites, Flyers...it does it all. And if you don't think it does, I encourage you to pick a fight with one and tell that to it's face.

For when you need 20-30 wounds on a single target, STAT, accept no substitutes.
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Dakka Veteran

NE Ohio, USA

The tables only so big. Just look at it as being the point where contact with the enemy was made & the 'Blade caught up....
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander

Considering that there's a picture in the codex of a Tallarnian baneblade, and the product image for the Stormlord variant is Tallarnian....

The Tallarnians are very closely associated with armored regiments. They're loosely based off of the North African Theater and the Arab-Israeli Wars, conflicts fairly well known for armored warfare. [They're also based off of Lawrence of Arabia].
Their planet was supposedly host to the greatest tank battle of the Warhammer 40k universe.

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Douglas Bader

The fluff is fine, plenty of canon examples. But the rules are terrible, pretty much any other regiment is better for them.

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Perfect Shot Dark Angels Predator Pilot


The Baneblade has the same Movement characteristic as the Leman Russ, so it will keep up just fine. The Regimental Doctrine allows you to Advance a Baneblade and still fire its Heavy Weapons as if they were Assault Weapons, so even more speed if that is your thing. I can't think of a time when I wanted to Advance a Baneblade, and firing at -1 is not something that I want for my Baneblade, but at least it would be fast...

The Tallaran Ambush stratagem, though, is quite good for a Baneblade (or Shadowsword). While it means you have to wait until the second turn, it also means that your Baneblade or Shadowsword actually gets to do something without being shot off the board in Turn 1 if you go second. If you are facing heavy AT firepower it just might be worth it. It only works on one Vehicle and you need to build the right detachment to gain the Doctrine, but I have found it worthwhile.

All you have to do is fire three rounds a minute, and stand 
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Crazed Spirit of the Defiler

If I'm ever going to do IG I'm going with a Tallarn Stormlord with full heavy flamers, packed to the brim with Bullgryns and crash it straight into the most deadly part of my opponents' army.
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Regular Dakkanaut

I'm currently Building a Tallarn army and even if I'm yet undecided if I want to take a Baneblade-variant, I think the possibility to advance and still fire is quite interesting, if you take a flamer heavy variant. Especially coupled with the warlord trait "IMPLACABLE DETERMINATION" on a warlord nearby.

A Hellhammer with 4 x Twin Heavy Flamer Sponsons could thus move 16'' (+ 60% speed) each round without really loosing much firepower.
Or alternatively even a Stormlord with HF Sponsons and lots of Flamer-Troops loaded to fire from the fire deck. The additional up to 6'' speed make flamer-heavy loadouts quite interesting in my opinion.
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Fixture of Dakka

DeathKorp_Rider wrote:
I'm just trying to figure out if Tallarn Regiments would actually use Super-Heavy tanks as it seems to go against their fast attack style.

In a gameplay context or background? I can't comment on the former, but in the setting there absolutely are Tallarn Super-heavy tank regiments, as well as Infantry, Rough Rider and Tank regiments. There are probably mechanised infantry and artillery regiments too, but I don't think I could dig up a specific citation for those.
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Fighter Ace


with Tallarn I find it best to think mobility not speed.
tanks in 40k are (somehow) mobile. the speed is irrelevant as they have no realism.
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'

Cary, NC

It's a tank. One of the biggest tank engagements (if not actually the biggest) of Imperial history happened on Tallarn. Totally appropriate for Tallarn.

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