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Are Hunter Killer missiles worth their points?
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Old 23 May 2008, 11:10   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are Hunter Killer missiles worth their points?

This thread may of been discussed else where, but using the search feature, i couldn't find it.

So, what do you think? Are Hunter Killer Missiles worth their points on a tank?
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Old 23 May 2008, 11:25   #2 (permalink)
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I never outfit my vehicles with them because a standard table is only 48 inches, so the four missile launchers I field in my infantry squads can do the job. Unlimited range is only useful on a very large table.
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Old 23 May 2008, 11:34   #3 (permalink)
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it does give you a few extra shots though. although, with only 1 extra shot, you have to hope it doesn't miss.
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Old 23 May 2008, 11:35   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, and at a rough points cost of 20pts!! its too expensive for a tank i find, what do you think?
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Old 23 May 2008, 11:45   #5 (permalink)
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well, in IG armies, that 20pts could get you the proper version, which, while you can use it over and over, i would rather put the points to an autocannon.
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Old 23 May 2008, 12:34   #6 (permalink)
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They're not worth the points, simple as, for only a little more you could field an infantry crewed missile launcher with more then one shot, and the potential to use Frag. Even when it comes down to spending those last few odd points there are almost always better options.
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Old 23 May 2008, 13:23   #7 (permalink)
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I have to agree. Hunter Killer Missiles are not worth their points. I don't have the codex in front of me but I think they fire at BS3 right? So you need 2 to get an average of 1 hit. 40 pts per hit is kinda expensive when a 15 pt Missile Launcher in a platoon will get 3 hits if you can fire it every turn.
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Old 24 May 2008, 01:09   #8 (permalink)
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The only time I'd ever use them is on Tank-Hunting Sentinels. You come around a corner and see that nice AV12 side armor, the extra shot is worth it in case your lascannon misses. Especially since if you don't kill it, you're likely dead next turn.
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Old 24 May 2008, 05:00   #9 (permalink)
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all i would say about a hunter killer missile is if your gonna pay the points for it you better know when to use it and what to use it on a one shot missile can only do so much
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Old 24 May 2008, 14:07   #10 (permalink)
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So, what are we saying so far? Not worth it?
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