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Favorite Heavy weapon
View Poll Results: What do you prefer?
Lascannon 9 16.36%
Autocanon 21 38.18%
Heavy Bolter 4 7.27%
Missle Launcer 17 30.91%
Mortar 4 7.27%
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Old 13 Jul 2005, 17:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default Favorite Heavy weapon

What do you like the best? Now this is for buying the squads of six men with three guns, not ten man squads.
This refers to Imperial Guard heavy weapns teams. As such, it belong in imperial guard. -H

I like the Autocannon. I can use it verse light vehicles which need to be destroyed if you play IG, or against enemy units. After crunching numbers probability wise the autocannon is more effect verse Vehicle Armor of ten and eleven than the one shot lascannon. The two are equal on twelve but then you need lascannon for anything higher.

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Old 13 Jul 2005, 18:37   #2 (permalink)
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I like the HB for its anti-infantry capabilities and high rate of fire.
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Old 13 Jul 2005, 19:54   #3 (permalink)
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Lascannons. I'm such an anti-tank git.

You'll notice that in Heavy Weapon Squads you pay more for their weapons. All bar the Lascannon, that is. So technically you are saving points by putting all your Lascannons in Heavy Weapon Squads! It also allows you to focus your firepower on enemy targets more easily without 'wasting' the rest of the squad.

Anything less is normally reserved for infantry squads.

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C'mon, be a bit more careful with the language. Some people find the original term you used very offensive. - H
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Old 13 Jul 2005, 20:23   #4 (permalink)
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Lascannons.* I'm such an anti-tank whore.

You'll notice that in Heavy Weapon Squads you pay more for their weapons.* All bar the Lascannon, that is.* So technically you are saving points by putting all your Lascannons in Heavy Weapon Squads!* It also allows you to focus your firepower on enemy targets more easily without 'wasting' the rest of the squad.

Anything less is normally reserved for infantry squads.

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Ah yes but thats because with 2 squards with 1 las cannon each then you can split your fire.

Oh well . . . .

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i like the autocannon because it is so well balanced.with tow strength 7 shots each turn, and 4' range, you can put a lot of infantry to sleep for good in a game.
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Lascannons.* I'm such an anti-tank whore.

You'll notice that in Heavy Weapon Squads you pay more for their weapons.* All bar the Lascannon, that is.* So technically you are saving points by putting all your Lascannons in Heavy Weapon Squads!* It also allows you to focus your firepower on enemy targets more easily without 'wasting' the rest of the squad.

Anything less is normally reserved for infantry squads.

~Andromidius
Ah yes but thats because with 2 squards with 1 las cannon each then you can split your fire.

Oh well . . . .

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I've found you need to triple up on targets to get a decent percentage in your favour anyway - one Lascannon rarely does anything at all.

That being said, I like Autocannons and Heavy Bolters in Heavy Weapon Squads as well.* I just get some Lascannons first.

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Old 13 Jul 2005, 23:11   #7 (permalink)
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The autocannon is statisticaly better at stoppin light vehicles and is equal for destroyin medium.
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I like almost all, especially the missle launcher for the choice of krak of frag. This said, though, I really prefer the mortar. If you don't hit, it ends up somewhere else! It is awesome for shelling the enemy, and if he has no guess range weapons, he is much depleted when the small arms fire begins to ring out. Placing three blast markers for a low squad is what I like best. Still good is the pinning ability, so that used in combination with snipers, you can halt his advance in one turn! Also, I collect Valhallans, and its obvious they love mortars...

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Old 13 Jul 2005, 23:17   #9 (permalink)
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What was that afterstatement supposed to mean?
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That we should not swear.
'Lascannons. I'm such an anti-tank whore' (Andromidus) I just want everyone to be content...



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