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AOS Tactics Beyond the Basics: The Pile In

Thomas Lyons

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Hey folks!  I'm starting a new video series on exploring some of the more advanced functions of basic AOS mechanics. In my first video, I look into the "Pile In" mechanic.  I'd love to hear any feedback you have on the insights or what other topics you'd love for me to explore in the future. 

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Great tips Tom. Of course, if your opponent is wise to it, he can negate the hook by simply piling his models into base to base contact with yours. Models in base to base cannot move any closer and therefore cannot rotate/pivot. i think that was covered in an FAQ.

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2 hours ago, LordVitarion said:

Great tips Tom. Of course, if your opponent is wise to it, he can negate the hook by simply piling his models into base to base contact with yours. Models in base to base cannot move any closer and therefore cannot rotate/pivot. i think that was covered in an FAQ.

Yep, it definitely was.  This is why most of the examples I gave were pile ins right after charges.  The specific example was from models he was removing which allowed me to pile in through his line and hook in the skyfires from behind.

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Wow, great tips! Just wanted to let you know.

i'm a relatively new player and videos like these help me alot in understanding the game and getting my plays to a next level. At lot of the time if still find it hard to decide my movement because it is hard to decide when i dont reallyknow the strengths and weaknesses of the units of my opponent. A video on general movement and tips would be most welcome :)

 

keep up the good work! Cheers!

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Great analysis! Love videos like this and look forward to more like this.

may I ask on slide 10 where you are using your pile in to extend your charge you end the charge with models 4 inches from the enemy unit to the right. After you pile in you are 2 inches from the enemy unit. Could you have piled in one more inch and then attacked the second enemy unit with a 1 inch range weapon? 

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On June 11, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Easytyger said:

Great analysis! Love videos like this and look forward to more like this.

may I ask on slide 10 where you are using your pile in to extend your charge you end the charge with models 4 inches from the enemy unit to the right. After you pile in you are 2 inches from the enemy unit. Could you have piled in one more inch and then attacked the second enemy unit with a 1 inch range weapon? 

Yeah, if I was 4 inches, then I should have been at 1" with an attack if they had 1" weapons (or more attacks with 2" weapons).  Great catch!

On June 10, 2017 at 2:35 AM, Patrick said:

Wow, great tips! Just wanted to let you know.

i'm a relatively new player and videos like these help me alot in understanding the game and getting my plays to a next level. At lot of the time if still find it hard to decide my movement because it is hard to decide when i dont reallyknow the strengths and weaknesses of the units of my opponent. A video on general movement and tips would be most welcome :)

 

keep up the good work! Cheers!

Thanks!  I'll keep the suggestions in mind.

 

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