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You know guys, we can be BOTH informative AND stupid.

Wait, never mind, being informative is better. --Gufu 04:02, 20 April 2012 (BST)

Agreed, so long as humor can be used as tool of enlightenment.Voidsman 18:58, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

This article largely has to do with the table top game aspect, and I have never even touched a model, so I am not sure how to work the official guard anti-tyranid policy into this. The official policy is "Shoot The Big One", this policy stems from the effectiveness in killing synapse creatures and the amount of difficulty involved in training the average guardsmen to be able to properly identify a synapse creature in the heat of battle (and keep in mind how many guardsmen there are to train this in, and how likely they are die before they ever see a nid). Because synapse Tyranids are usually larger than non-syanpse tyranids, they ares simply told to "Shoot The Big One". And of course, Carnifex are big and the point of a DISTRACTION CARNIFEX is to get shot at so the rest of the army isn't.

Could Chapter Master Smashfucker/Smashbane be counted as a DISTRACTION CARNIFEX? Remoon101 (talk) 15:11, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Can we name cheap MURDERFANG a Distraction thingy? He is cheap and rips everything in close combat

What the fuck is a distraction[edit]

Okay, so it's time to have a little discussion on tactics.

If you are attacking an opponent with a powerful and heavy hitting unit from one side, or sending it out first, then following it with more tactical units from another side or from behind, you're not running a distraction, you're just running a multi-pronged attack. A distraction unit, on the other hand, is something that is thought of as scary, when really it's not going to do much. The original carnifex looked scary, but if you actually got it into combat, it'd spend the entire rest of the game slowly chewing through one basic infantry squad. Before I started cleaning up this page, there were things like the fucking Baneblade listed as a distraction unit. It's just flat out not. Shooting at a carnifex that can barely kill a Guardsman Squad in melee before the game ends is entirely unwarranted. Shooting at a Baneblade that is going to destroy your entire front line if you don't stop it is entirely warranted. Distraction Carnifexes are not real threats. That's the entire point of them. Things that draw fire because they will trash the opponent if left alone are real threats and thus not distractions. --2601:246:8200:D4:918:B17E:DD15:2FD1 17:44, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Tarpit vs DC[edit]

I was going to just delete things, but posting on the discussion seemed more civil. Nurglings, stealth suits, even Deathwings lack the quality of "bigness" listed as being necessary for a DC. These units are fine raptors or speed bumps, and could be moved to a relevant page discussing such tactics, but are in no way the large, psychological terror machines that Distraction Carnifexes call for. If it has the Infantry or Swarm keyword, it simply isn't big enough.