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Favourite Commander Weapon
View Poll Results: What is your favourite Battlesuit Commander Weapon?
Plasma Rifle 14 40.00%
Cyclic Ion Blaster 11 31.43%
Air Bursting Frag L. 2 5.71%
Fusion Blaster 3 8.57%
Other 5 14.29%
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 08:49   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 12:23   #2 (permalink)
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It really depends on the HQ choice.

My Shas'O will always be armed with Plasma Rifle and Missile Pod.

My Shas'El usually gets the Cyclic Ion Blaster ,with a Missile Pod or Burst Canon and match them up with a Targeting Array .
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 14:30   #3 (permalink)
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This is what I usually do, but I like to swap out weapons on these guys sometimes.

Shas'o commander: Cyclic Ion Blaster, plasma rifle, command and control node, Hard-wired multi-tracker, Hard-wired target lock, Hard-wired drone controller, Stimulant injector, Gun drone, shield drone.

Bodyguard #1: Airbursting Frag projector, missile pod, shield generator, Hard wired multi tracker.

Bodyguard # 2: Burst Cannon, Fusion Blaster, Multi Tracker, Hard-wired target lock, Failsafe detonator

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Old 09 Jul 2006, 14:57   #4 (permalink)
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Im a new player, so I havent really used all of the weapons in game. However, looking at the profiles, Id have to go with the Plasma Rifle. Doesnt overheat, good for killing just about any kind of infantry and light tanks ;D

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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:00   #5 (permalink)
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Being a new player like Kaldoth, haven't experienced all the weapons, but I'd have to say the plasma rifle.
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:04   #6 (permalink)
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BS5 plasma is good good to pass up
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:34   #7 (permalink)
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I've gone for plasma aswell. Nearly all infantry are hit on 2s, wounded on 2s and have no save (except those pesky terminators!).
Plus you can potentially take on armour up to AV 12, AV 13 if coupled with a missile pod (my second weapon of choice).
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 15:39   #8 (permalink)
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i used to go fireknife on my commander...

but now, i've replaced the missile pod with a fusion blaster, and coupled with a targeting a rray, my shas-el is a reliable caracter/Heavy Infantry killer... and he can take out armour as well
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 17:47   #9 (permalink)
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Plasma+CIB. Gives you everything you need to kill flak, carapace, or power-armored and terminator types, and even has a chance against most side/rear armor. High volume of fire for horde-killing, good armor-penetration. The only weak spot is that the CIB has relatively low strength, and so needs a little luck to get many wounds in. But with its AP values and special AP1 chance, it gets that back by ignoring a lot of armor out there, unlike the burst cannon.
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Old 09 Jul 2006, 18:14   #10 (permalink)
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I have to say that my favorite battlesuit weapon is the Missile Pod. I love the idea of a deathrain squad with a sha'ui fireknife. The name deathrain, the very idea of it strikes me as being fun. Plus, with JSJ, you have a 42" range I belive. I would have picked the helios battle suit, the one with 2 fusion blasters as my second choice fro weapons. A monat helios suit deepstriking from god knows where right in front of that big, bad tank is just fun to think about.

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