So I've tried 4x Styx today. Works only around 1/4 of the time.
6x Slaughter is the only build that seems to be working atm, including vs Tau and most Eldar. Still you cannot catch some and they simply outrange/dps you.
It's a pity, so many ships that only shoot pebbles. I loved the varied chaos fleets in BFG1, Beta1 and Beta2. Nothing seems to be working since release, at least for me.
Tyranids destroy morale na eat everything by getting close and boarding.
Chaos does have better assault boats, but you cannot rely on them at all if the opponent uses Brace for Impact + AAF, and has any proper use of Fighters. That meta has passed since BETA1. No idea what you are talking about here.
Hi guys, just wondering what are your lists.
So far the only list working for me is either 6x Slaughter + escorts SPAM, or the same with Acherons. And I hate spam. The rest, or any mixture of ships seems like just throwing pebbles.
When I win, I win sorely by objectives, but I cannot destroy anything (unless I use the damn Slaughters). The dps seems to pathetic when compared to the opposition (unless I face IN). Eldar (3x), Necrons, Tau (2x), outdps Chaos so bad is seems the ships are made of cardboard and we're throwing pebbles at the enemy.
I had a blast with Chaos in Beta 1 and Beta 2. Now I can't seem to make them work.
I've tried lance-heavy fleets, macro heavy fleets - no change at all. Puny dps.
Since BETA1 I have been struggling with this match up. Bearing into account I make any balanced fleet (a couple of carriers, long distance boats, a 2-3 escorts, 2 LCs etc) I always lose. Today I saw 2 Desolators simply disappear in about 30-45 seconds. I always lose. Tau out-dps and seem to out-range me or have the same range.
- I can always try running and securing 3 objectives but that is not always a possibility on the map.
- Closing the distance seems to make it even worse.
- The only thing that seems to work is the SPAM 6x Slaughterers list, but that's boring as hell.
- I try to get the escorts first to win the scouting game, but they seem surprisingly durable, even to 2x Desolators firing.
It seems like easy gameplay for Tau - just mark and wait. Opponent should be dead in a minute.
Ps. How do Eldar deal with them?