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Old 21 Jun 2006, 23:43   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help with equipping a Shas'el.

Yea, i was wondering if this would be (fine/good) against imperial guard, because those are my main enemies. Here's the stats:

Vectored Retro-Thrusters
Cyclic Ion Blaster
Plasma Rifle

Ty, i need suggestions, and this guy is also gonna be used against tyranids (sometimes). Please post if you can help me and my newly flowering army (getting near the 500 mark... lol).
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Old 21 Jun 2006, 23:51   #2 (permalink)
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I would add a HWMT obviously.

And I'm not certain but don't the Vectored Retro Thusters give you hit and run? Tau don't do CC, ever. Kroot sometimes and maybe even Vespids but never a Tau. I would say a TA because at BS 5 and 100 points is makes a mean fighting machine. Or for ten points less just use it without a TA for 90 points.

With the high fire abilites the CIB is the IG's worst nightmare. Keep the Plasma over a Burst because it can hurt a tank form the rear which might happen in some games.

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Old 22 Jun 2006, 00:05   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need Help with shas'el

while, its ok.

against guard, a AFP works wonders, although less so if they have carapace. This weapon works even better than the CIB against infantry in most cases because of its large blast.

the next weapon should be decided if you want to kill more infantry, or tanks. If tanks, get a fusion blaster, if infantry get a burst cannon. If you want to be basically equal in both areas, get a missile pod, as it works well on light tanks, and its also an all around wonder against infantry.

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Old 22 Jun 2006, 09:21   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help with equipping a Shas'el.

If it was a Shas'O then the vectored thrust might be a good idea. They lack power-weapons but are almost decent in melee. But its not. Give him a targetting array, and if you want some more survivability maybe the stim injectors.

Personally my commanders tend to die from an instant-death attack (aka: one-too-many lascannons), so its not all that useful... but it just might do the trick against non-tankbusting weapons.
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 11:58   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help with equipping a Shas'el.

I arm my Shas'El with CIB , Missile Pod , Targeting Array , and HW Multi Track .

This configuration is pure H*ll on the Imperial Guard for four reasons
1) High number of shoots ( 7 ) at range 18"
2) All weapons negate their Armor Saves
3) The Missil Pod is a danger to all Guard Vechicals
4) The Tareting Array lets the Shas'El shoot as good as a Shas'O

Being a Independant Character and JSJ will mean the the Shas'El is a unstoppable weapons plat form.
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 18:11   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help with equipping a Shas'el.

Saint's got a nice combo there. For pure Dakka, the Burst+CIB gives you the most shots, but I like the Missile Pod for Chimaera busting. BS 5 is nice and accurate. With regards to the VRT, there's been a lot of talk about the "Ninja" Shas'o with it, over on ATT(I lurk) but the suit really needs to be adapted for it. Then again, against guard, you might not need to be.
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 08:18   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help with equipping a Shas'el.

I think that you should upgrade that Shas'el to a Shas'o.

You get a higher BS WS A W and leadership. All for just an extra 25 points.

This is a great combo if you vs Guard

Cyclic ion blaster
Burst cannon
multi tracker
Hard-wired drone controller
2 gun drones.

This combo will allow you to put out 10 V strong shots and if you are a shas'o you will probably kill about 5 guardsman ;D
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