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Fantasian troopers can try a similar one-two punch with a burst and then field mode gauss grenade, but you want to put the field two inches in front of the suppresser to take advantage of the full -3 modifier (-1 per inch fired through) and you certainly don't want to walk your poor stormtroopers through an EMP field.
My outnumbered (as usual) Black Empire force had to defend a computer terminal room. There were only a few entrances into this room and I figured that if I could just lay down as much suppression as possible, he could do nothing to me until he ran through it. Here is a rough diagram of the situation.
__________________ | ^| | :|_|G | | D------ S-------> ___| | :| | :|____ | S-----> : __ | | D| |G| | T | |______________ : | | : |___ |__:___A_ D=Drakkar, S=Seth Drakkar, T=Tozai, G=G3 Predators, A=A1 Assault Fiend ^ the --> and : are used to illustrate lines of suppression.So, as you can see, I had the place lit up. The machines had a snowball's chance in hell of surviving a stroll through all that suppression. Unfortunately for me, Chad (the machine commander) wasn't planning on taking that route. Imagine my horror when he said "Ok, I think I'll go ahead and displace throw a disruptor grenade right... here", as he placed his finger directly on top of one of my Seth Drakkars. To make a long story short, he disrupted a bunch of my troops, tossed a couple promethius bombs over the doorways and just waited for my troops to die off due to the disruption. Since all his machines were skulking behind corners, there wasn't much I could do as they would have the jump on me while I was rounding a corner. Once I was down to about 2 troops, he sent in a G3 to bat clean-up. I lost the scenario royally and only caused one casualty (my Tozai had the honor of tearing his A1 apart in Hand to Hand combat). Kudos to Chad on a totally unexpected and devestating move.
The only problem with what he did is that it will _never_ happen again. Now I know to stay way the heck away from doors when laying down suppression fire :). Permanent damage was done, however, as I will forever be hesitant to supress for extended periods of time again.
Chad asks, "Any better suggestions?
Yes, I suggest that the people of Fantasia surrender to the immeasurable might of the Black Empire. Should you choose to submit peacefully, the Empress will show mercy on you by allowing your people to enter into the Department of Slavery where you will serve the Tzoren people with honor for many millenia to come.
Remember, depending on the scenario, it might not even be desirable to try and get through a well-planned defense. Sometimes, your opponent will need to come out to meet mission objectives. Other times, his troopers in the back would be more usefull somewhere else. By keeping him on the defensive, you're keeping all of those soldiers occupied.
If you don't have assault figures, or grenades to block line-of-sight, it is sometimes possible to get a line of fire on the suppressing figure without moving into the fire lane. This is especially true if the figure is suppressing from a room or wide corridor. Suppressing figures must fire down the suppression lane. Use this to your advantage.
(A collary of this is to support figures using suppressing fire with figures using covering fire. A kneeling Nightmare, suppressing down a corridor, with a standing Nightmare covering at 0 behind, will most likely not be destroyed by anything other than a sustained attack by assault units, at a high cost to the assault units).
Even if you have no assault units, or leadership, or grenades, and the suppressing figure is in a corridor and there is no other way to get to him, the situation is not hopeless. Supressing fire isn't a guaranteed kill. Send some cheap units into the fire lane, hope that they aren't taken down, and dust the guy performing the suppression. You could get lucky.