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Old 23 Apr 2006, 04:43   #1 (permalink)
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i assembled my commander and i noticed that only one plasma gun comes in the box (and im asuming its just the crisis box + some extra bits). it doesnt matter for my commaner but i want to give my crisis team twin plasma guns but if only one comes for each suit i dont know how i would do it. should i just buy broadsides first and pirate their plasma?

how would you guys solve this problem? or am i missing something here.....
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 04:47   #2 (permalink)
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do the pirate thing with the broadsides. I was mad about this two, but over time, I just acquired so many suits, i had enough weapons to do what i wanted to do. It does suck they only give one wepon, but what will you do.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 05:00   #3 (permalink)
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ya, and im not sure i will use the twin plasma suits (burning eye?), i might want something else
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USE. MAGNETS.

The choices are great. Especially with a commander... so many choices, do you really want to be stuck with one?
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You only get one of each weapon on each XV8 sprue. And so to get multiples, you would need to get multiple XV8s, and use different weapon configs on them, or - get some XV88s (Broadsides - for the spare weapons which aren't used) or some Forgeworld Crisis Suits (which have the weapon options in resin for mounting on the arms - and the plastic sprue which gives you spare weapons).

I have a bunch of XV8s, two XV88s, and a Forgeworld XV89. Plenty of spare weapons there (well, just enough) for my configs - only one twin linked plasma suit, two deathrains, one fireknife.. leaving spare a few plasma rifles, and pretty much all the other guns.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 08:09   #6 (permalink)
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You could also try to convert. It may not be pretty, but it will work.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 12:52   #7 (permalink)
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It might be pretty if you convert two and use the regular plasma somewhere else though.
They're just "decorated" for your command unit. Yeah, that's it.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 14:04   #8 (permalink)
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Personally even though TL Ap2 guns sound nice, I would save them for termies. Piontswise, it's not too effective against non termie units. Use one.

If you have to use TL plasma, buy a FW suit and scrounge for spare bits.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 15:24   #9 (permalink)
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Annoyingly, broadsides are a good place to get plasma (twinlinked for +10 points? Yes please!) but even they only come with one plasma gun, and only have the option for twinlinked...
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 18:44   #10 (permalink)
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Isn't SMS effectively 20 points though?
So TL plasma for broadsides still comes out costing us +30 total.


... are you serious about the broadsides only coming with one plasma each? man... I'm gonna feel cheated everytime I buy one...
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