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Old 12 Jan 2005, 09:19   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering wot upgrades/weapons you give your vypers, and how many (if any) you take. also wot tactics you use with them.

i usually take 2 vypers and i give them both shurikein cannons and one has a starcannon and the other has a bright lance i also give them CTM's. I find that they are very useful for holding a flank or pushing up the field and laying down covering fire for other advancing squads before ducking back behind cover.

I have also given my vypers a pretty cool conversion where i have attached the shurikein cannons onto the turret at the rear (on the other side)... i would show you a pic but i don't have a digital camera.
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 17:14   #2 (permalink)
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well, I tend to lean towards using magnets so I can change but as a general rule either 2 shurik. cannons and 1 other or 3 lances or starcannons
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 18:24   #3 (permalink)
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I actually only own 1 vyper at the moment, it has a star cannon. I also give it Halo-field and Spirit stone- YA I know this makes it super expensive. The gear will probably change once I get the second one.

So far I've used it just to harress the enemy flank, or to pick on jumping marines trying to hide. It doesn't die too often either. I think the next one will have a shurican-cannon/Star cannon mix.
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 20:09   #4 (permalink)
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I currently have one with just a S.Cannon, but I'm waiting to buy a wave serpent for all the extra weapons before I put my second one together.
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like hunter I need the Ws for more Hw :P but I will be using 4 vypers in my combat patrol (all w/ starcannons) and lots more in 1000pts ;D, good old Saim Haan
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Old 21 Jan 2005, 10:54   #6 (permalink)
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I'm planning on filling up all of my fast attack choices with vypers by the end. 1 squad for anti tank duties. 2 for anti infantry.
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giving a BS 3 model a BL is generly a bad Idea, save it for the lords, give the Vypers SCannons or SL, that way they have multiple shots to use that good ol' BS3 :P
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I have two vypers, both with starcannons, holofields and spirit stones. They're expensive but they're great at killing and the upgrades are the only way for them to have a chance of surviving the first turn of Tau firepower.
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Old 22 Jan 2005, 11:45   #9 (permalink)
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yes I agree, alot of people will tell you that a cheap vyper with no upgrades is the only way to go but that's not the case when they constantly fall under fire from railguns.
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Old 22 Jan 2005, 11:49   #10 (permalink)
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I use two Vypers with ML's and two with BL's all with spirit stones.

As long as you always move more than 6", and use a Spirit Stone, even Railguns aren't much of a problem.
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