when it comes to strategy, whats better massed units or a healthy balance? like in chaos, massed oblits with preds, or defilers, oblits, preds, horrors,ect? i just want everyone's opinon cause i dont think there is a right or wrong answer. but i guess massed units or balance should depend on the race. like IG would probably be balanced, u need a baneblade, tanks, sentinals to capture points and take down annoying vehicles and buildings, and at least one baskilisk,plus ogryns and karskins. hellhounds, chimeras, imperial guardsmen arent worth that much in the last tier in my opinon. but for eldar,they can be more of a massed race, spiders and prisms work well. and who needs fire dragons when you research haywire bombs for spiders. i mean it wouldnt hurt to have like 2 dragons but that should be enough. for space marines, assault termies on the front line and origianl termies in the back providing support and 5 preds and a land raider makes 18 cap so u could fit in a whirlwind for artillary. i guess that would be more of a balance also. and then the hardest one for me to figure out is orks. nobz and mega nobz are must haves. but when it comes down to vehicles, i dont know. squig is all i know but whether i need all tanks or some tanks and some wartrakks im lost there. i guess a squig, 4 tanks and 2 wartrakks with bomb chukkas to disrupt infantry.
for strategy i would say balance, but in dow you can just mass troops for all races. in rometotal war it has good balance though..
for chaos a massed army of oblits and defilers can wipe out anything, but in all other RTS games you need a good balanced force
Not so true i would say... For IG you need balance what i always do is make 3 kasrkin squds and 3 ogryns and command squad, that balances you over close combat and ranged. But on all other races it is true that all you do is mass for example SM = Just mass squads of marines then when you get to tier 3 make all terminators.
Balence should never be used to desrcribe this game. Ever. Its mostly mass anyway.
i know how alot of people feel about balance but thats not the kinda of balance im talking about. people are mad because the balance the racesarent good. im talking about balance using a healthy choice of units for any situation. some units i agree on dont need to be used in tier 3 because they will be ripped apart. but in my opinion people who just mass one squad and one vehicle dont want to take the time to pick and choose carefully what they need. they are in a rush so they pick the most powerfullest unit and mass it and then try to dominate. but like prism said, Ig would be a good idea to balance since they are mostly range, they need at least 2 ogryns up front to soak up some damage while karskin in the back can hit the enemy.
I know im just saying it should NEVER be used with dow.