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Old 04 Jan 2007, 18:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Returning Player in a 2000 Point RTT needs advice.

Hello,
I have a couple of questions as I am finalizing my army for a RTT on Sunday. The tables are 6'x4' Fighting across the 4' most of the time.


First:
Heavy Stubber vs Storm Bolter.
I have 6 Chimeras (ML+HB) and 2 Leman Russes (BC, LC, 2HB Sponsons) in the army. (Mechanized Doctrine)
Do you recommend that I take all 8 with PM Storm Bolters or drop a PMSB from one of the Russes and upgrade 4 Chimera's to PM Heavy Stubbers and take a Scanner in a squad?
Increased Range and Shots with lower AP vs Improved AP?

Second:
I have 2 versions of the list. One had a commissar with an additional Leman Russ (that would be 3 total).

The other had a Psyker, Engineer +4 Tech Servitor, 2 Sentials with Armored Crew Compartment, Extra Armor, Smoke, ACs and HKMs. They Psyker has a Honorifica and a MC Force Weapon.

In both lists, the army is lead by a SHO and every one has a Vox with Cmd Master Vox.

I know one player is bringing Nids, that is all I know (first time playing there).

Your feedback is very much appreciated.


DG
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Old 04 Jan 2007, 19:50   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Returning Player in a 2000 Point RTT needs advice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Ghoul
First:
Heavy Stubber vs Storm Bolter.
I have 6 Chimeras (ML+HB) and 2 Leman Russes (BC, LC, 2HB Sponsons) in the army. (Mechanized Doctrine)
Do you recommend that I take all 8 with PM Storm Bolters or drop a PMSB from one of the Russes and upgrade 4 Chimera's to PM Heavy Stubbers and take a Scanner in a squad?
Increased Range and Shots with lower AP vs Improved AP?
I advise using neither, as these are some of the most expensive weapons in the game, compared to what they give you. Use the points elsewhere.

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Second:
I have 2 versions of the list. One had a commissar with an additional Leman Russ (that would be 3 total).

The other had a Psyker, Engineer +4 Tech Servitor, 2 Sentials with Armored Crew Compartment, Extra Armor, Smoke, ACs and HKMs. They Psyker has a Honorifica and a MC Force Weapon.
Take the extra tank. A master-crafted force-weapon on a guy who is going to have a hard time hitting, wounding, and passing psychic tests is rarely worth the points.

Unless your psyker is painted really well and you're going for the best appearance award
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Old 08 Jan 2007, 23:12   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Returning Player in a 2000 Point RTT needs advice.

[quote=Redbeard]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Ghoul
First:
Heavy Stubber vs Storm Bolter.
I have 6 Chimeras (ML+HB) and 2 Leman Russes (BC, LC, 2HB Sponsons) in the army. (Mechanized Doctrine)
Do you recommend that I take all 8 with PM Storm Bolters or drop a PMSB from one of the Russes and upgrade 4 Chimera's to PM Heavy Stubbers and take a Scanner in a squad?
Increased Range and Shots with lower AP vs Improved AP?
i know i have debated this before... but... you take pintle mounts because it looks cool, not because they are worth the points... because the stormbolter doesn't really match the hvy bolter as far as targeting, you may as well shuck out the extra couple of points for a stubber if you are going to use pintle mounts (it does score you cool points!)

it does look like your army is pretty heavy on the upgrades. 6 chims i like... but is a bit extreme... (lucky!) but the sentinel armored crew, the vox net, force weapon, and all the other various bits and pieces of superfluous fun stuff will make your army understrengthed compared to the horde you will play against...

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