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Old 27 Nov 2007, 17:57   #1 (permalink)
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Why does everyone hate grenade launchers? When I first saw them I like them but everyone says they are really bad.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 18:07   #2 (permalink)
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Against infantry, they're better than a Lasgun, but not much. Against vehicles, they're useless. Against heavy infantry (MEQs/TEQs), they're useless.

For two points more you get a Plasmagun or Meltagun. Death in man-portable format.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 18:23   #3 (permalink)
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You have a point but the fluff of it leads me to smile.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 18:57   #4 (permalink)
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You have a point but the fluff of it leads me to smile.
Well then take them. The majority of us don't like them for the reasons Novae just gave. They're sub-par weapons with vastly superior alternatives available.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 21:10   #5 (permalink)
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Well, they are assault... but thats about all they got going for them.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 21:54   #6 (permalink)
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Well, they are assault... but thats about all they got going for them.
Their range is really the only thing that makes that notable. The flamer and the meltagun are also assault weapons, but marred by their short range.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 22:03   #7 (permalink)
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But if you fight large amounts of low armor infantry they are great.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 22:06   #8 (permalink)
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Kroot comes to mind.

Tom: Ah yes, should have specified. 30" effective Range of Control, as opposed to 18" (12" for high armor pen) and about 14" for melta and flamer respectivley. Plasma has a 24 1 shot or 18 2 shot/Moving.
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 22:23   #9 (permalink)
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But if you fight large amounts of low armor infantry they are great.
Think I'd rather have a flamer for that to be honest, but I guess that depends on how you play. With drop troops, short range firefights are a forgone conclusion, but I suppose with shootier Guard armies it might be nice to have mobility without sacrificing range...then again, shooty Guard armies rely on their heavy weapons, which means remaining stationary after all. Hmmm, I don't know, I can't really see a role for which the grenade launcher would be better suited than a plasma gun. I suppose it doesn't blow up if you roll a 'one'...I'd still prefer the firepower afforded by a plasma gun though. :-\
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 23:22   #10 (permalink)
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While I agree the grenade launcher is a relatively crappy weapon, it does have a few limited uses.

1) 4 grenade launchers in a command squad are good for tackling AV10 vehicles like trukks, speeders, sentinels etc

2) A grenade launcher (or 2 grenade launchers in a command squad) paired with a heavy bolter compliment each other well when attacking 4+ save infantry like storm troopers and fire warriors
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