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Much AP3 weapons in a 500 point game against Meq?
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Old 25 Jun 2009, 18:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default Much AP3 weapons in a 500 point game against Meq?

I'm wondering in mt list if there will be very many AP3 weapons in an MEQ list of 500 points.
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Old 25 Jun 2009, 22:59   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Much AP3 weapons in a 500 point game against Meq?

Depends on your army...Space Marines have very few AP3 weapons.
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Old 25 Jun 2009, 23:06   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, I meant "much ap3 or better" :P
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Old 25 Jun 2009, 23:29   #4 (permalink)
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At 500, I'd expect one or two high strength weapons in case of Killa Kan or Sentinel or for popping transports. Expect to see a missile launcher or similar. Don't expect them to be chosen for high AP, though. If they appear, they'll focus on your vehicles or possible MC instead of your infantry.
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 05:43   #5 (permalink)
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Well...If your playing straight vanilla marines I'd estimate roughly 3 AP3+ weapons maybe 4

HQ takes 100
Troops require? 10 Man to get a Heavy weapon but may also take 1 light weapon. Melta/RL is pretty cheap, Plasma/RL is decent to.
Thats gonna run ball park 200ish and you can get 2 squads of em.
A Better option might be a Plasma Cannon just due to the template your more likely to cover multiple models at once.

But marine options for AP3+ Are Meltas/Laz/Plasma/Krak Missile....for standard troops.
I forgot how much "Master of the Forge" is but he also has a special laser which gains S and AP over distance.
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 13:41   #6 (permalink)
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Well, I'm playing as Tau mostly against my friends Salamanders.
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 13:56   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Much AP3 weapons in a 500 point game against Meq?

Then I am assuming you are concerned for your battlesuits well being? The problem at that level of play with battlesuits is weapons with Strength double your toughness. Krak rockets are a quite bad for you as they will go through your armor and cause instant death. Multimeltas, while not that useable at such a point cost are the same situation.

Now I don't know how close your enemy Marine player stuck to the Salamander's theme, but he could easily include 2-3 weapons that can pop a suit in one hit at that any points, more if he wanted to hand out plasma/meltaguns wit one of the aforementioned heavy weapons. Basically keep your suits in cover, or better yet, out of sight or range, but most likely that will be an impossibility.
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 16:24   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Much AP3 weapons in a 500 point game against Meq?

Take small squads of battlesuits, and keep JSJ'ing behind terrain to deny him LOS.
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 16:32   #9 (permalink)
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My gaming store tends to have sparse TLOS blocking terrain, making suits only with a 50/50 chance of living through a heavy weapon wound.
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My gaming store tends to have sparse TLOS blocking terrain, making suits only with a 50/50 chance of living through a heavy weapon wound.
Do you have any shield drones?
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