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Old 08 Apr 2007, 17:07   #5 (permalink)
Elliott
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Default Re: Broadsides vs. Sniper Drones as Regards Fighting the Necrons

I've updated the tactica with your comments. Thank you all for the quick responses!


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Originally Posted by Ravager Zero
But I'd like to point out that broadsides are not necessary for killing pariahs, as they are not 'necrons' and thus get no WBB anyway, so, if you took SDT's, you should concentrate on them.
Excellent point. I've incorporated that into the tactica, and your comment helped to crystallize a perfect summary of my findings: Broadsides are best at killing Necrons when a "We'll Be Back" save can be denied. If a Resurrection Orb is involved, or if the unit does not have the "Necron" subtype, then Sniper Drone are far more effective.


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Originally Posted by Commander Lightbringer
Personally, I favor my railhead over an ionhead when dealing with my buddy's 'crons, because that submunition round was quite effective... I would like to see the mathhammer done on that, since I'm sure it was more due to luck than anything else...
The submunitions template has a third the chance of a single sniper drone when attempting to kill a single Necron model; while both weapons have the same Strength, the lower armor piercing value of the submunitions allows for an armor save of 3+. That being said, the submunitions template has the potential to hit many more models.


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Originally Posted by Faolin
How often do you play on a board that's 72' long? In addition, a Destroyer team can move and fire all of their weapons, so that will increase their range by another 12'.
Excellent point.

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Originally Posted by Faolin
A large part of what you've said has been about denying WBB. In my experience, Warriors are either under the protection of a Lord, or so far away that you've got much more dangerous things to shoot at. I personally only ever attempt to deny WBB by destroying entire squads.
Thank you - I had forgotten entirely about this.


The positive response I received has inspired by to add to this tactica and explore the mathematical effectiveness of Ion Heads. Keep your eyes peeled!
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Originally Posted by Col.Angus
I picture the Ethereal looking out the window of the Devilfish from his seat: "Hey this isn't the way to Applebee's?! Where are you guys taking...Aw man, a battle?! Aw, you guys are total dicks, I swear! I'm still wearing my bathrobe! Can I at least have a gun? What do you mean you don't have any extra? What should I do, hit Khorne Berzerkers with my symbol of office? Man, you're gonna be sorry if I die... dicks."
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