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Old 13 Jun 2006, 23:36   #1 (permalink)
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Default AC Tank Sponsons/What do you take?

Do you guys take Sponsons on your Tanks? If so what kinds? Also any reasons why I should or shouldn't take sponsons?
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Old 14 Jun 2006, 04:08   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: AC Tank Sponsons/What do you take?

i currently field one russ with bolter sponsons and a hull lascannon.
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Do you guys take Sponsons on your Tanks? If so what kinds? Also any reasons why I should or shouldn't take sponsons?
depends on what you buy the tank for and rember that ordance wepaonary is the only wepaonary you can fire if you chose to fire it.

so if your buying a russ for its battle cannon your wasting pionts on those sponsers.

thought if you are using a demolisher its side wepaonary is quite good and its main wepaonary isnt realy going to be much use till turn 2 (Well i find that) so your demolisher can do some serous damage while your on the hunt

now if your using a exterimator the heavy bolters attualy compliment this tank well, i think it would attualy be folly not too


I find it better to keep it cheap, than be good at every thing
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heavy bolters on my normal russes, plasma on my demolishers, lascannons on both hulls. heavy bolters all around with any non-ordnance russes.
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Las/Bolter for all, or Las/Plas for Demols.
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Old 17 Jun 2006, 00:34   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: AC Tank Sponsons/What do you take?

Does anyone here use a "Goyder pattern" demolisher?
It uses Melta sponsons and a hull las. It basically functions as a dedicated AT unit.
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Yeap, but the downside is that due to the range of the sponsons, and str value, the weapons don't "overlap" [i mean, can't fire em all at the same range]

It's plain hard to use, you need to run for the first 2 turns at least, firing the battle cannon, then on turn 3 remain stationary, hoping that you don't get shot to death while trying to reach that position, and unleash your weaponary.

Is the multimelta really a necesity or just a luxury?

Well, i think is an unnecesary luxury, what things do you want to shot?
Tau?, well, they are darn nasty, so i wouldn't count on your tank getting on range, due to railgun fire...

Nids? Perhaps 2 of said tanks... against a carnifex...it's a dead'ex for sure.. still it is half your points, so i wouldn't say it's points efficient.. nor wise

Necrons? Plasma are plain better, why? cuz with the necron monolith rule, the melta is worthless... so you better force him to phase out.

Other guard? Again, pure At power looming about, he's going to use his russes for a defensive role i guess so he won't be advancing towards the mid of the board
Other ac? Vanquishers are plain better

Eldar? Hm, hardly they run away from you or either shoot you to hell with B-L

Orks? Da' humie has big-heata, show him the righta tank bustas!!!.... then your tank is creamed with stikkbombz

Space marines? C'mon, unless you expect heavy land raider count, i would say that at-shells would be better or vanquishers


Now, for the first question, I use HHB with HBS in my comand and elite tanks [exterminators] just becuse they get along fine, and HB all around on my other tanks, except my demolishers that go las/plas combo, but thats cuz i fight imperialguard, nids and tau, so ap4 is the most usefull for me
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As a standard i go with las/plas on demolishers, but i have one with a hull heavy bolter and heavy flamer sponsons. it's not as effective as it could be in normal games, but they're only ten points really, so its not a big down side. But its very good during city fight maps and absolutly ace when using Codex: Catachan rules. keeps all those sneaky melta wielding catachan off your back.
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I can see Las/Melta being used in Cityfight, or other situations where there's a lot of cover, so it's easy to advance. However, even then it's kind of pointless; why use the Multi-Meltas when you've got the Demolisher Cannon?
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why use the Multi-Meltas when you've got the Demolisher Cannon?
well the demolisher scatters, making it a real kick in the nuts to try and hitting anything smaller than a russ. as an anti-tank weapon ordnance sucks. also, with the meltas you get two shots, Ap1, 2 penetration rolls(at 12") and you get to combine it with your hull lascannon, giving you 3 anti tank shots to ensure something dies. and then when the infantry come to piss you off you turn the ordnance on then.
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