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Old 15 Mar 2006, 23:58   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if mortars are worth the cost.

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Old 16 Mar 2006, 00:35   #2 (permalink)
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I love mortars so much I run two full squads in my army. It is great dropping the blast marker hitting 6-8 models and killing 1-3 marines. But the real value I find is the pinning test, if that squad fails you just nullified on average 75 pts of an army for the next turn. The only draw back is when you are playing armies that are fearless so they auto pass the pin test. Still in every game I have played against marines through the course of 6 turns I have always killed more then 6 marines which means I earned the points back and sometimes even use them as a scoring unit to contest a corner.
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Old 16 Mar 2006, 01:57   #3 (permalink)
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Mortars are lovely.
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Old 16 Mar 2006, 02:10   #4 (permalink)
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agianst hord armys there great
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Old 16 Mar 2006, 02:16   #5 (permalink)
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For guard, they're amazing, pin their strongest close combat unit, or the fastest one, and shoot it to bits.
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Mortars make a great psychological weapon.... as for pinning, i find dnipersd work better
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Old 16 Mar 2006, 04:14   #7 (permalink)
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How do you figure snipers work better? You wound only 50% of the time and everyone gets an armor save. Mortars wound marines 50% of the time but against any T 3 army they wound 66% of the time and has an AP so at least some things won't get a save.

I am not saying your view is wrong but how do you think the SR is better then the mortar?
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great en-masse, as a mortar support squad. dont even bother putting them in normal squads.
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great en-masse, as a mortar support squad. dont even bother putting them in normal squads.
Good point. I had perhaps errantly assumed Mothman meant as a support squad.
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I love imagining how it would look on the battle field and for that you cant get better than a mortar. Plus they are a great weapon hmm i have three strength four shots that cause pining tests. What shall I bombard now? >
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