Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?
Reply
Old 18 Feb 2007, 03:49   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 98
Default What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

what would you guys use the leman russ' heavy bolters for other than a backup weapon for when the cannon falls off?
__________________
[sup][citation needed][/sup]


Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it
every six months.

Teamwork is essential -- it allows you to blame someone else.

--thanks to DRobot
FiremaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Feb 2007, 04:44   #2 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,460
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

Ummmm....

Well, lets see, what are Heavy Bolters good against? :

Infantry?
GeekyGator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Feb 2007, 06:07   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,401
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

The heavy b should be used to shoot anything within range and LOS. It can wound up to T 8 and the key to beating low armor armies is to make them roll armor saves and it will chew through anything with a 4+ save

Go Guard Or Go Home is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Feb 2007, 11:40   #4 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hertford, UK
Posts: 5,086
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

Too many people ignore the hull and sponson weapons until the turret gets taken out. I'm not sure why this is. Perhaps we just get caught up with the classic image of the tank, or maybe we just love to fire ordnance weapons? But three heavy bolters are often of greater use than a single pie plate.

The battlecannon should be used against heavy infantry (power armour or greater) and tanks too if you're using an armoured company/battlegroup with the appropriate ammunition type.

Heavy bolters should be used when faced with standard infantry (4+ or softer).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel_Sanders
When all was finished, the battlefield was a smoking crater. UDC, Valoran, US Army, Tau, the Nazis, a random pirate ship, and a bunch of ninjas, all were enemies to the Vulture. All were turned into scrap metal. Or plastic. Depends which game system you play.
Tom Norman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Feb 2007, 11:54   #5 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: On the Midnight Ocean
Posts: 26,404
Send a message via MSN to Wargamer
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

I use the HB sponsons as backups. Even if you total the Battlecannon, my Russ' will continue to bring death and mayhem down upon you.
__________________
Farewell, Kangaroo Joe, you shall not be forgotten.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Norman
"Wargamer is never wrong, Frodo Baggins; he knows precisely the rules he means to."
Wargamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Feb 2007, 12:56   #6 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hertford, UK
Posts: 5,086
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wargamer
I use the HB sponsons as backups. Even if you total the Battlecannon, my Russ' will continue to bring death and mayhem down upon you.
He asked what to use the Heavy Bolters for other than as backups. :
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel_Sanders
When all was finished, the battlefield was a smoking crater. UDC, Valoran, US Army, Tau, the Nazis, a random pirate ship, and a bunch of ninjas, all were enemies to the Vulture. All were turned into scrap metal. Or plastic. Depends which game system you play.
Tom Norman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 Feb 2007, 19:51   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: You would like to know, wouldn't you.
Posts: 635
Send a message via AIM to cabomhn Send a message via Yahoo to cabomhn
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

I personally think the heavy bolters are excellent infantry killers. These can take out a number of men in a single turn. I do use them a lot in my games sometimes more than the battle cannon.
__________________

98% of Teenagers have tried smoking pot OR drinking. If you're one of the 2% that hasn't, copy and paste this into your sig.
cabomhn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 Feb 2007, 21:26   #8 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 445
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

Take an Exterminator (TW auto-cannons instead of battlecannon, and somewhat cheaper), and just point them at the main target. Now THAT is a GEQ murderer.
__________________
If you're feeling lucky, click here to get yourself mugged!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Norman
"No, you can't put a Lascannon there; the Machine God will have a tantrum and turn the universe inside out."

balistafreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 Feb 2007, 23:49   #9 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 407
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

Generally if you have a Leman Russ you want to fire the battlecannon which stops you from shooting the heavy bolters so it kinda depends what you have the Leman Russ for. If you wanna be a 4+ murderer take a Leman Russ Conquerer, its in Imperial Armor 1. But generally with the stats on a Russ you'll just be shooting the battlecannon till its blown up. The one situation I can see where you'd really want to shoot the heavy bolters over the battle cannon is if the enemy is really spread out and they're 4+ saves or worse.
__________________
Brute force ALWAYS works, its just a question of having enough of it!

War is great! Well, except for that dying part ...
BeserkWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Feb 2007, 00:32   #10 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas, U.S.
Posts: 192
Send a message via AIM to Chugmuffin
Default Re: What should the russes heavy bolters' be pointed at?

Well the only person I ever play against is my brother, and he plays Tau. And being a Tau player, he uses Fish of Fury. My guards usually die pretty quick after that... But I try to get my Russ over to his devil fish, blow up the fish with the battle cannon and lascannon, and then rip apart his fire warriors with the HB's.
__________________
Im addicted to Runescape and I'm proud of it!!!!!!<br /><br /><br />me likee de chocolate!!!<br />
Quote:
I get so sick of abusive little retards who think they're god's gift to the world, and are in dire need of being spanked with a steel bat for a few hours.
- Wargamer...
Chugmuffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
heavy bolters or missle launchers chicop76 Imperial Guard 43 05 Mar 2009 00:44
Hull Mounted Heavy Bolters icer190 Imperial Guard 6 19 Oct 2007 02:24
Would you let someone use DKoK Grenadier Heavy Stubbers as Heavy bolters? GeekyGator Imperial Guard 19 29 Apr 2007 03:43
Heavy Bolters From Hell the emperors flame The Inquisition 4 04 Mar 2007 18:21