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Old 01 Oct 2005, 15:09   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fella's i was just wondering if this would be a good set of heavy support for a hybrid army...
1x ionhead (for taking out light vehicles and heay troops(termies etc))
1x railhead (for some larger menaces)
2x broadsides (for very large menaces)
this only fills 3 slots and provides me with a highly versatile array of heavy weapons...
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Feel free to criticise.
Thanks...
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 15:17   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good idea. Whats the rest of your army though. You will have to fit there points into it.
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 15:21   #3 (permalink)
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Keep in mind the ion cannon is AP3, so it's not going to do much (any) teminator-busting.
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 15:26   #4 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hawkmang
Hey fella's i was just wondering if this would be a good set of heavy support for a hybrid army...
1x ionhead (for taking out light vehicles and heay troops(termies etc))
1x railhead (for some larger menaces)
2x broadsides (for very large menaces)
this only fills 3 slots and provides me with a highly versatile array of heavy weapons...
Please comment on this list.
Feel free to criticise.
Thanks...
Hawk
its what i recommend half the the time. the rest of the time i recommend 2 railheads, and 1 ionhead!

Kit them out right.

Give all your hammerheads decoy launchers, multi trackers, and target locks. secondary weapon system is up to you, but my preference is twin burst.
2 broadsides. give one a target lock, and for now give the other a shield gen. when the new codex comes in february, i will recommend a different broadside loadout*

* 2 broadsides. shas'vre upgrade. targetting arrays. HW target lock, or else a targetting array, target lock, and HW drone controller and 2 shield drones....
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 15:36   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good idea. Whats the rest of your army though. You will have to fit there points into it.
The rest of my army includes...
1x ethereal
4x xv8 crisis battlesuits (1 with b/c and m/p, 1 with f/b and m/p, 2 with p/r and m/p.
18x kroot
1x kroot shaper
28x firewarriors
1x devilfish.

I am also planning on a stealth team in the near future....

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Old 01 Oct 2005, 15:38   #6 (permalink)
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Yup, looks all good. Railhead + Ionhead + Broadsides should be able to take care of pretty much anything..

As for the rest of the army, stealth team = excellent choice :P
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 19:56   #7 (permalink)
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I might suggest, though i dont know how big your army is. For 1.5-2k lists, Taking a markerlight and multi trackers for most squads tends to be benefical in my experiance. I tend to play a mix of static and mech. along with 2 hammer heads and a devil fish. Thats 12 seeker missles. Heavy support where your squad needs it That 36in range really helps when your trying to get rid of those pesky heavy weapons squads that like to squat and fire at you all game long, or a vehical your other stuff just cant quite reach. Also can we say no cover, and all your other tanks and broadsides hitting there weapon systems on a 2+.
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 20:29   #8 (permalink)
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that seems like a pretty even choice. just remember that the broadsides are pretty much immobile. it would probably help if you also had a team of crisis suits with TW plasmas, for taking down termies.
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Old 01 Oct 2005, 21:29   #9 (permalink)
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How about an army list and total points value for the army? Then it's a little easier to see if it's balanced.
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Old 02 Oct 2005, 02:45   #10 (permalink)
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How about an army list and total points value for the army?
Well here you go...

HQ: Ethereal = 50 pts

HQ: 50 pts

Elite: crisis with burst cannon and missile pods and multi tracker = 59 pts
crisis with fusion blaster and missile pods and multi tracker = 61 pts
2 crisis with plasma rifles and missile pods and one withmulti tracker and one with target lock. =150 pts
(crisises with pr and mp in squad and are bonded (one shasui and one shasvre), others by themselves)

Elite: 270 pts

Troops: 25 fw shas'las = 250 pts
3 fw shas'uis = 60 pts
(all three fw squads (10,10,8) are bonded)
18 kroot carnivores with armour save = 144 pts
1 kroot shaper = 28 pts
1 devilfish w/4 seeker missiles = 120 pts

Troops: 632 pts


NO FAST ATTACK

Heavy Support:

2 hammerheads (1 with ion, 1 with rail, both with sms and 4 seekers) = 380 pts
2 broadsides both with rail guns and sms = 140 pts
(all heavy support is in its own slot)

Heavy Support: 520 pts

total: 1472 points
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