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What weapon would you combine with the Cyclic Ion Blaster?
View Poll Results: What weapon would you combine with the Cyclic Ion Blaster and why?
Airbursting fragmentation projector? 16 23.19%
Flamer? 0 0%
Plasma Rifle? 21 30.43%
Fusion Blaster? 4 5.80%
Burst Cannon? 20 28.99%
Missile Pod? 8 11.59%
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 12:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default What weapon would you combine with the Cyclic Ion Blaster?

How will you kit our your Commander (twinlinked or not)?
I'm asking because my Commander will definately have the Cyclic Ion Blaster but I'm a bit torned between the Plasma Rifle and the Burst Cannon. The Burst Cannon will fit very well with range and anti infantry, while the Plasma Rifle will introduce the aspect of anti vehicle as well as anti (heavy) infantry + extra range..

If you could write your reasoning it would help alot.


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Default Re: What weapon would you combine with the Cyclic Ion Blaster?

Burst Cannon, because you are already firing (6 i think) shots to kill infantry, so 3 more is good, especially when they are +2 S, add on a pair of drones and a hard wired multi tracker, and you have on heck of an anti infatry platform 11 shots, all igroing 5+ saves (again, i tihnk)

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Old 25 Feb 2006, 13:03   #3 (permalink)
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Probably Missile Pod. Plasma Rifles I would use, but they are very different from the CIB and cost a whopping 20 points now. Missile Pods have the same AP, and can bring an extra punch into the attack. And, if the CIB is out of range, a 36'' range is something to brag about.
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 13:37   #4 (permalink)
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argh so many choices

Airbursting projector - i wouldent combine it with this wepoan, this wepaon belongs on a shas'vre attached to another unit with 2 sheild drones and a target lock ... sorry driffiting as i was saying dont think it be that greater combo

Flamer - at the moment i say no but a suit with a flamer and a more powerful burstcannon is nice

Fusion - T6 carflex hunter the best unit for T6 SV2+ hunter we have because after a few run in with 2 twinlinked devour tell me i dont want to be at 18" even with characture rules.

Plamsa - better than fusion at killing terminators and marines! all ways good

Burst - even more killing

Dam GW for making a turly versitile gun with S3

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i would take the bursting fragmentation airgun thing for more hordebusting and a missle pod for either vehicles or monstrous creatures
 
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I dont even think I'd take it, but If I did I'd probably combo it with a plasma. Obviously this thing was designed to be an light/heavy infantry killer. More in and unload with this and a plasma on marines or termies... A lil luck and the party begins
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I say burst cannon for the same reasons as Mothman, but almost anything would fit nicely
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ABFP. Sheerly for its ability to lay down a massive amount of fire power against horde armies. I play agianst 'Nids alot so I like being able to whip out his fast movers before letting my jet infantry work on the tougher nuts.
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How will you kit our your Commander (twinlinked or not)?
I'm asking because my Commander will definately have the Cyclic Ion Blaster but I'm a bit torned between the Plasma Rifle and the Burst Cannon.
I wouldn't use it on my commander. I'd rather send my commander off to take down big, expensive things, so he makes his points back. So I'd give him 2 out of: plasma rifle, fusion blaster, missile pod.
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Old 25 Feb 2006, 20:10   #10 (permalink)
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wow that would be a nasty and truly SM hero-like HQ choice for a shooty army, now wouldn't it?

Shas'O: Cyclic Ion Blaster, Air Burst Fragmentation Projector, Shield Generator, HW Multitracker, HW targetlock (in case he joins anybody)

oof! Indy, hits on a 2+, lays down some mini rending Assault5, AND whirlwind-pattern template firepower, capable of wiping out squads of any non MEQ single handedly! Hes a little risky, as his guns are short ranged, and his ABFP may contribute to some very un-Tau friendly fire, but, we can chalk these u as eccentricities and character, cant we? :P
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