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Old 02 Jul 2006, 01:39   #1 (permalink)
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Which is better for an IG PBI?

A Lasgun or a Shotgun?

The differences:

Las:
1 shot = 24"
2 shot = 12"
If you move you can't fire

Shot
2 shot = 18"
Fire if you move

Personally, I think that shotguns are better- but are there reasons (besides SIGAFH) to take a lasgun?

Furthermore, is there some sort of mod to let all of your guardsmen take shotguns?

NOTE: I'm trying to build a City Sweeper army here... just wondering.
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 03:18   #2 (permalink)
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If i could take i shotgun i would not. Simply for the versitility. and the fact that at the same range a Guardsman can get the exact same amount of shots. Sure you can assault but who wants to with Guardsmen?
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 04:09   #3 (permalink)
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Well that's not exactly my point- my point is, that when in a cityfight- don't you want to move and shoot at the same time?
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 04:25   #4 (permalink)
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Simple answer is yes. Complicated answer is that you need to move to capture objectives in a COD battle. But you can sit back and shoot in a Guard army. My army for city fighting has a Lascannon and a Grenade Launcher in them simply because you can move out fire the Grenade Launcher or you can take up a firing position make a killng zone down a street and destroy a tank or anything else that comes down that street. This will not win you battles but you will have the best chance to deffend yourself.
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Meh... I think I need to do something on the IG character board...
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Which is better for an IG PBI?

A Lasgun or a Shotgun?

The differences:

Las:
1 shot = 24"
2 shot = 12"
If you move you can't fire

Shot
2 shot = 18"
Fire if you move
First off, a lasgun can shoot and move but can only shoot up to 12" with 2 shots but canat charge
second a shotgun has 12" range and can shoot and charge if moved
3rd i would go lasgun cause you do not want our guard up close
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 07:20   #7 (permalink)
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Am i the only one with the random thought that is better to assault than be assaulted?
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no its better to assault them(unless your in cover then SHOOT his his rear end off and get charged ^_^) since it does limit his attacks down and you get more ^_^
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we've done this before, and from a purely statistical point of view: The only reason you would ever take shotguns above lasguns is if you are going to regularly assault enemy units. There are only 3 situations where i would consider taking shotguns above lasguns:
1) Using all-jungle rules found in codex catachan
2) On roughriders
3) On suicide hardened veterans
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i'd take las--guns i think there more cost effective and also thet (fluff wise) are better than shot guns
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