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Old 01 Feb 2006, 01:38   #1 (permalink)
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Does cavalry without hunting lances work? I hate it that mounted guardsmen are such a one use weapon a lot of the time. I'm not saying that they aren't effective, but i think i would like to see them used towards a greater purpose. I know that you can have all kinds of different weapons on them, but i've never had a chance to really observe them in combat. Any Ideas??
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 01:41   #2 (permalink)
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You could take a small squad of five and give them a pair of meltaguns and go tank hunting.
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i like taking maxed out squads, and give everyone shotguns. then give the sarge a power weapon and laspistol and your set. still really a one off unit, but lets face it other than ogryns guard assault units will always be one off(unless fighting liek tau or somethign)
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 09:53   #4 (permalink)
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You could give them all meltabombs - or just the sergeant, and use the rest to protect him. You keep the full 18+d6 move-and-charge range, and get a near-certain penetration on any stationary non-skimmer vehicle.

You can also do that in addition to using hunting lances, so that they have something to do after they've made their one glorious charge.

If you arm them with guns, remember that using them will forfeit their fleet-of-foot move. If they're moving and shooting, and not charging, they're no more mobile than ordinary guardsmen.
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Old 02 Feb 2006, 19:12   #5 (permalink)
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but if you're using lizard riders, i makes even more sense to use shooting weapons.
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