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Old 06 Oct 2005, 22:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Broader choise

before I go any farther on my Broadsides, I would like to ask, which is better, smart missile system, or plasma rifle?
I tend to play on boards set up with hills or other tall structures in my deployment zone, and a medium amount of terrain on the board, and my 'sides are set roughly six inches in.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 22:51   #2 (permalink)
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Smart Missiles. They are cheap and effective, and very useful when you have enemy infantry hiding behind nearby terrain.

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Old 06 Oct 2005, 22:54   #3 (permalink)
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It sepends on what you like better. plasma rifles are okay, but as said above, smart missile systems are better... in my arrogant opinion....* :-\


btw... it's choice... not choise.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 23:11   #4 (permalink)
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TL Plasma all the way! I find them quite usefull when a rouge squad of Deep Strikers land near-by and are ready to charge...just unleash a few Plasma Shots to soften them up a bit!
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Hmm ya some termys drop, 3shots with rail 6 with plasma. 8 should hit then 4 should drop. Stupid +5 inv save.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 23:28   #6 (permalink)
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plasma is once again ok if you assign your BS to an anti infantry, but they are mainly assigned for anit tank roles
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 23:30   #7 (permalink)
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A lot of things depend on that question:
  • do you have the points to spare for twin plasmas?
  • is there so much cover obscuring the table that your broadsides would have to move at some point, and maybe retain a chance to fire?
  • are there so many terminators facing you?
  • are your elite slots filled with stealth's- leaving your Crisis Plasmas MIA?

In these cases, Plasmas on Broadsides make sense.. the biggest bonus of Plasmas in my book (for now.. will change about Feb.) is they they're the only weapon BS's can move and still shoot with. BUT, SMS has lots of benefits:
  • they can shoot at hiding/cowering units that the rail guns cant find
  • they are cheap (free)
  • they put out more dice than plasmas, even in rapid fire range.
  • back to the first list item: sometimes the only shot you'd have is an indirect SMS shot.. a single decent shot is better than ZERO awesome shots
  • markerlighted SMS kills a LOT more Hormagaunts than a markerlighted Twin Plasma

So, all in all, Id still lean towards SMS, myself. It doesn't help that every single Plasma Rifle I actually own is mounted already on a Crisis or HQ...
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 23:38   #8 (permalink)
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Plasma makes the broadside the ultimate terminator killing machine. That, and especially monstrous creatures, don't like plasma broadsides. It makes them a little less worth it for vehicles (cause they cost more for the same damage) but still a good deal. It usually depends on your opponents or your army; if it needs more plasma, sure, why not.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 23:40   #9 (permalink)
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well plasma weapons are great for crisis and not BS because crisis get the manueverabilities that broadsides can't match... and another plus is that the suits have recoil control so they can move and fire twice at 12 in. (SWEET)....(but that's for both suits so double plus...)
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Old 07 Oct 2005, 02:08   #10 (permalink)
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all right, so most people use SMS, seems reasonable since I don't see many termies. also cheaper since the sprue only comes with one plasma rifle...
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