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Old 18 Dec 2005, 03:54   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to make a long-range shooty command squad? If so, what should I use for wargear and stuff like that?
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Old 18 Dec 2005, 03:59   #2 (permalink)
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Sure.

Just give your officer minimum upgrades, give two troopers special weapons (probably plasmaguns) and give the other two a heavy weapon. (probably autocannon, good all rounder). If you've got the points, you might want to consider a chimera to add to shooty goodness and waltz them out of assaulting range, as they're not going to stand up to ork boyz, smurfs, or just about anything else. Hope that helps.
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Old 18 Dec 2005, 04:23   #3 (permalink)
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I wish I could put the Officer's BS4 to use. I wish he could take special weapons. What is the best gun for him? Storm Bolter?
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Give you HSO/SO a strom bolter to make use of his BS4.

Also you might want to consider fire/anti-tank/Mortar/special weapon/sentinel support squads. Or all of them if you've got the points!
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Ok, I'll use a Storm Bolter. I just wish you could give the Officer a special weapon, or preferably a sniper rifle. It would make him have a job besides working as a leadership booster for all the other units.
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a sniper rifle would still negate his BS4 as a sniper rifle hits on a 2+ no matter the users BS.
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Well...I'd take it for its range. That way it could shoot alongside a heavy bolter.
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Old 18 Dec 2005, 15:57   #8 (permalink)
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...and beyond, or at least in 3rd Edition.

A stormbolter or even a bolter would do fine, and a few plasma guns scattered about really packs a punch.

One or two Special weapons squads with Plasma guns can plop right next to the Command Squad and lay down serious suppresive fire.
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Personally, Il like stormbolters.
In my lists, I use at least one platoon command squad where everyone got them.
6 boltershots with three hits on average it's quite ok by me.
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There five men in a comand squad.
I personaly get an inqustor and throw on heavy wepon servitors(As soon as I put it in my list).
You could also go for a tech prest armed like the inqusitor.
If your going with only comand then give 2 guys grenade luachers and 2 more storm boters plus the oficers storm bolter.
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