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Old 07 Jun 2007, 17:10   #1 (permalink)
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What is it about the stormsword that makes it so much better in city figthing than the banebalde? From what I can tell from the pictures on forgeworld (not having any IA books) the stormsword looks like a regular baneblade but with less guns.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 17:39   #2 (permalink)
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Cityfights are typically close quarters affairs with lots of cover; the Stormsword's weapons are of a shorter range than the Baneblade's (heavy flamers in place of Lascannons being of particular note). That's pretty much it really.

In truth, the Stormsword is only a cityfight vehicle in fluff terms; if you tried to field one on a proper cities of death board you just wouldn't be able to move! Super heavies are just too big for that sort of terrain.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 19:14   #3 (permalink)
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agreed, my local GW built a city fight table and its only just big enough for a Leman Russ down the side road and a land raider down the main road.

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Old 07 Jun 2007, 19:43   #4 (permalink)
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I suppose that it would be feasable if the board is designed with Superheavies in mind... or you could just use your fearsome firepower to blast a path through the city!
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lol literally destroy the terrain or drive over it and wait for it to snap

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Old 07 Jun 2007, 21:01   #6 (permalink)
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I suppose that it would be feasable if the board is designed with Superheavies in mind... or you could just use your fearsome firepower to blast a path through the city!
That would be very cool! Yeah, baby...that's what tanks are all about!
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 21:20   #7 (permalink)
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I suppose that it would be feasable if the board is designed with Superheavies in mind... or you could just use your fearsome firepower to blast a path through the city!
That would be very cool! Yeah, baby...that's what tanks are all about!
Especially considering that the thing is big enough that you could probably replace the main gun with a 9mm pistol or low-guage shotgun :shifty:...
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 21:31   #8 (permalink)
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Especially considering that the thing is big enough that you could probably replace the main gun with a 9mm pistol or low-guage shotgun :shifty:...
I think you take your gaming too seriously.

If your opponent doesn't last until turn four it should be because of your sound tactics and brilliant army list composition...not because he's mortally wounded.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 22:23   #9 (permalink)
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Oi! I was talking about the buildings!

"Okay, I want to move my Baneblade next turn.... I'll fire the main Battle Cannon at that building there."
*Rolls dice*
"Alright, that's reduced to rubble. No, you don't have to remove the building, I can handle it."
*BLAM!*
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 22:56   #10 (permalink)
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Oi! I was talking about the buildings!

"Okay, I want to move my Baneblade next turn.... I'll fire the main Battle Cannon at that building there."
*Rolls dice*
"Alright, that's reduced to rubble. No, you don't have to remove the building, I can handle it."
*BLAM!*
ROFL!
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