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What is your favourite Heavy weapon?
View Poll Results: What is your favourite Heavy weapon?
Heavy Bolter 32 34.41%
Missile Launcher 22 23.66%
Multi-Melta 5 5.38%
Lascannon 15 16.13%
Plasma Cannon 19 20.43%
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 14:22   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is your favourite Heavy weapon?

So... what is your favourite Heavy weapon?

Vote away and maybe care to explain why it is your favourite Heavy weapon.
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 15:32   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What is your favourite Heavy weapon?

I voted for the Plasma Cannon, I voted for it because it has the strength and ap to take out transports, and weak armoured tanks, but it could also be used as anti-infantry because of the blast, that is why I like the plasma cannon.
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 15:35   #3 (permalink)
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I love the Missile Launcher - they're cheap, versatile, and punchy.
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Originally Posted by Dra'Tuisich-Novae
I love the Missile Launcher - they're cheap, versatile, and punchy.
Couldnt have said it better myself. Versatility is something that always comes in handy. Lascannons are nice but being able to punch armor and drop a few blasts on infantry is rather useful.
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Default Re: What is your favourite Heavy weapon?

The Heavy Bolter.

Vs GEQ's;

1.66 Kills. Compared to the Plasma, Missile, Melta and Lascannons usual - 0.55 vs GEQ's.

Vs MEQ's;

0.44 Kills. Compared to the Plasma, Missile, Melta and Lascannons usual - 0.55 vs MEQ's.

It has about as much chance as causing damage against AV 11 as a Plasma Cannon.

0.66 Chance of damage vs AV 10 Skimmers, the best of all the weapons.

The range is average from the list of weapons, not the best but not the worst. Plus with the MEQ - GEQ Kill results it has the potential of killing 3 of each if your lucky. It doesn't matter how lucky you are with most of the other weapons, you will only kill 1.

Because they are S5, the vehicles they can be mounted on are able to move and fire them. This allows for great mobile fire-power and the ability to attack side & rear armour of enemy tanks.

Plus it's the cheapest of them all.

[Fluffwise though - Multi Melta. Because I'm a Salamander at heart.]
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 16:13   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: What is your favourite Heavy weapon?

I love plasma cannons. sure in 4th edition they lost a lot of their power (a lot) but the idea of raining gigantic balls of super heated energy down upon the opponents head is just so cool. plus, even though they got nerfed they are still a really good weapon as the only thing they can't handle is armor 14. with their only being a couple of vehicles in the game with an armor 14 all around thats not that bad.
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I don't think Missiles and Plasma Cannons have a place in a totally competative Marine army.

The Lascannon can do everything the Missile Launcher can do [pretty much, a SLIGHT loss against hordes to be able to take on 2+ Saves and penetrate AV14], the Missle Launcher can't do everything a Lascannon can. It's not even like your paying much more for the Las in a Marine army. Plus in a competative environment you will see LOADS of 2+ save models. You should have plenty of Heavy Bolters to take down hordes anyway.

Plasma Cannons now usually hit 1 model a turn. The Lascannon is just as good at this against anything & it's cheaper!. Against light vehicles the Heavy Bolter is better, against anything else the Lascannon is better. This weapon just really isn't needed unless you are playing against MEQ players that pack their models together, which doesn't happen in a competative environment.

Multi Melta's do have slightly more of a place, on vehicles. A podding Dread, a dropping Speeder etc. All decent places to put a MM as they are better than the Las when up close.

The Missile Launcher is a decent weapon for a force to be reasonably competative [so long as you don't take no Lascannons at all], but I don't think the Plasma Cannon has a place anymore.
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Default Re: What is your favourite Heavy weapon?

Since this is favorite, and not just total game effectiveness (where lascannon and heavy bolter shouldn't be in the same list), I have to say:

Heavy Bolter.

It's just awesome. Cheap, effective anti-infantry. In the imperial force, you can get so many heavy bolters and they're just so good at killing things. Sure, they don't mow through Terminators and monstrous creatures, but anything less than that will be facing some serious hurt.

The heavy bolter is available nearly every where too. Or at least close to it.

HQs - Heavy bolter available.
Elites - Heavy bolter available.
Troops - Heavy bolter available.
Fasts - Heavy bolter available.
Heavies - Heavy bolter available.

The lascannon cannot do that.
The plasmagun cannot even do that.

Only the heavy bolter.

That's just cool ;D

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The Heavy Bolter. Why?

It's like a giant machine gun, i always imagine streams of enemies being blasted apart by heavy bolter rounds. They're good in some places, and poor in others. Just like all heavy weapons have different roles on the field.

I just like the Heavy Bolter, because i love machine guns.
 
Old 01 Aug 2006, 21:32   #10 (permalink)
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My choice:

The Missile launcher:

This weapon comes packed along with the plastic sprue of the Tactical squad, so you don't have to buy a separate blister with a heavy weapon in it. This is the jack of all trades of the heavy weapons. It isn't really expensive and it has a really good range. It is good against lightly armoured troops and vehicles alike.
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