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What is your favourite Close Combat Weapon?
View Poll Results: What is your favourite Close Combat Weapon?
Chainsword 6 6.00%
Lightning claws 34 34.00%
Power weapon 20 20.00%
Power fist 22 22.00%
Thunder hammer 18 18.00%
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 21:10   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is your favourite Close Combat Weapon?

So... what is your favourite Close combat Weapon?

Vote away and maybe care to explain why it is your favourite Close combat weapon.

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Old 01 Aug 2006, 21:27   #2 (permalink)
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Powerfist. Bury it inside a squad, and now your Sgt. can deal w biggies and transports. Which, of course, is priceless and game breaking.
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Default Re: What is your favourite Close Combat Weapon?

In terms of efficiency, Power Weapons or a pair of Claws on characters, and Powerfists for sergeants. However, in simple terms of looking awesome... I feel that the Thunder Hammer is untouchable.

While, in the words of Manowar I want my Commander to survive and have his sword "stay wet, like a young girl in her prime", for the sake of aesthetics, I commend my squad leaders to "Hold your hammer high."
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Default Re: What is your favourite Close Combat Weapon?

I voted lightning claws. Some of the coolest commanders and characters have them and they look simply sweet. Shrike is a good example of why they are just so cool. They are also pretty effective and efficient. While not always the best Id say they are at least as cool as the massive thunder hammers.
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i gota say the power weapons... my vets are rediculously good with those bad boys ... the power axe and the elusive power mace
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My favorite is definitely the Power Fist, but that's just because I like it, much like our flavored farseer loves Thunder Hammers. But on characters, you really can't compare them to a power weapon or a pair of lightning claws.

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Old 01 Aug 2006, 23:06   #7 (permalink)
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Over all, power weapon has my choice. It's fairly cost effective for a hand weapon from this lot and negates armour saves, something the chain sword can't do. It's better if it's a combo with other weapons on the list but as a good solid stand by you can equip to any character of Sgt for any occasion, got to go with power weapons.
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 23:53   #8 (permalink)
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The power weapon. It offers armour piercing in close combat for an affordable price. I find with the average strength of a space marine captain/terminator, and the number of attacks they have, I do not really need a weapon that doubles my strength or allows me a re-roll to wound, as it costs a lot more, and in the case of a power fist, slows me down.
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Default Re: What is your favourite Close Combat Weapon?

What about Force Weapons? Like the ones that Librarians carry?

Other than that, power swords.
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Chainsword.

Your basic troops can take them (if you use the right traits), and give you more attacks.

Thunderhammers my second favourite tho, cool looking, and fluffy (in my chapter, and in one of the best chapters, the Salamanders)
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