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Sergeant's weapon
View Poll Results: What do you normally armed your sergeants with?
Lasgun 18 38.30%
Laspistol with CCW 17 36.17%
Shotgun 12 25.53%
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 23:36   #1 (permalink)
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I just got some Cadian Shock Troops and then I realized I don't know what I'm suppose to armed my sergeants with. Any advice and/or pointers will be mush appreciated.

PS: I made one model carrying a lasgun and a chainsword and no, I'm not crazy. It looks awesome.
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 23:42   #2 (permalink)
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I've made some Lasgun-Chainsword models. As a rule, though, I give all of my infantry lasguns, except officers which get count-as bolters (lasguns). Just because I think they look cool.
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 23:55   #3 (permalink)
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Oh another question: So you guys put the accessories on your guardsmen?
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 00:06   #4 (permalink)
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Depends on what I'm going for. When I want heavy shock troops, I'll load em up with knives, demo charges, grenades, everything. When I'm looking to make some light infantry, I normally keep them light and trim off some stuff. Just depends on what you're going for.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 01:33   #5 (permalink)
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For your original query...

It all depends on what the squad will be used for. For assaults or screening the extra attack granted by las pistol and CC weapon is the best bet. For heavy weapon squads a lasgun will suffice due to the incresed range and the fact you now have 9 24" weapons + your heavy weapon.

The only case i'd use a shot gun sergeant is if the squad has a flamer or other assault weapon where getting off two shots + the special weapon then charging produces greater results (even if not much greater) than an extra CC attack.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 03:13   #6 (permalink)
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I have all my sergeant with laspistol and ccw. Mainly because that was how they are shown in the IG codex and at the time I didn't know any better.

looking back. I would equip them all with shotguns, just for coolness. So thats what I voted for.

maybe sometime in the future I will change them to all have shotguns.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 03:25   #7 (permalink)
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i go with lasguns

most of my normal squads are just sit and shoot, and try to avoid combat

you may just say: its only 1 more lasgun shot, what good can it do

but if its all your squads then its about 5 extra lasgun shots...

which still doesnt make a difference.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 22:03   #8 (permalink)
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The sergeant in my armoured fist squad has the chainsword and laspistol, while the rest of my sergeants have lasguns, for that added 12" of range.

As a guard player, I'd rather have my opponent at my maximum range then within 12".

But that's just common sense, keep the close combat monsters away!

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Old 17 Mar 2008, 04:21   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice guys, I think I'll go with lasguns as the players in my store are either SM, CMS or Eldar. If I go CC with them, I'm screwed anyway. Anyway, I already assembled my guards with lasguns already although I have 1 Tallarn model a laspistol and CCW but I'll just say he's like Ciaphas Cain and able to shoot as far as a lasgun with his laspistol.
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 14:42   #10 (permalink)
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My sgt's get lasguns simply due to the better range. If I upgrade them to vet sgt's they then get bolters as the increase in punch is well worth the minimal points increase.
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