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(gaurd on gaurd) whats the best weapon to take out a russ?
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 22:23   #1 (permalink)
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which would be the best heavy weapon to take out an enemy leman, considering my army is the Tanith first and only, with all infantry, except for an chimera APC.

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well statistically that would be the lascannon. value for money it gives you the best results. but since you use tanith you may want to try and infiltrate and get up close to use melta guns.
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I've only got 2 melta-guns, i'll have to order more next time i'm at GW, but Tanith tend to use flamers and plasma guns
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plasma guns would work well, but you're going to have to hit the side. what models are you using? because IIRC tanith only have plamsa guns.
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theres the link:

http://uk.games-workshop.com/imperia...re-gallery/13/

i find that generally gaurd with plasmas tend to kill them selves
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A Vanquisher.


I took part in a 4K vs 4K Tank-battle. For three turns we had Russes duelling, the only things able to kill were the Vanquishers (one per side), and my Baneblade.
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http://uk.games-workshop.com/imperia...re-gallery/13/

i find that generally gaurd with plasmas tend to kill them selves
you made an army out of them? the whole range consits of 5 models and special characters, how did you make a whole army?
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i can post pics of it if you'd like
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Yes, post a pic.
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plasma guns would work well, but you're going to have to hit the side. what models are you using? because IIRC tanith only have plamsa guns.
I don't know about this...a Guardsman rapid-firing with a plasma gun at the side armour of a Russ has only a 17% chance of inflicting a penetrating hit. The odds are much better if you can get at that rear armour (50%), but I don't fancy your chances of getting an infantry squad in that position until late in the game. I'd strongly recommend using this as an emergency plan only.

Meltaguns are far better at destroying this kind of armour, even outside of 'melta range' they outperform Plasma guns on both front armour and side (although rapid firing plasma guns are better against the rear armour). If you can get within that critical range though, Meltaguns are deadly against any armour facing, even the front (36%)!
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