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Do you like Broadsides?
View Poll Results: Do you like Broadsides
No, I'd rather not take them 8 25.81%
Yes, They're all right, but I'm not a big fan 12 38.71%
No, I'd rather not take them 5 16.13%
&*^*$#@* BROADSIDES 6 19.35%
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Old 21 Dec 2004, 18:02   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you like Broadsides?

Hey I was going through the post and i noticed that not al lot of people like broadsides :'(
So I want to take a vote
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Old 21 Dec 2004, 18:29   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: All Tay Players Please Vote on this important Issue!

This isn't a very important issue... topic edited to not be misleading.
and they're okay. People DO use them: the twinlinked railgun helps.
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Old 21 Dec 2004, 18:39   #3 (permalink)
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Slow,anything can kill it.Does not match the Hammerhead any way...
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Old 21 Dec 2004, 19:36   #4 (permalink)
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How useful they are depends on who I'm playing against but I usually take 3...

In games against big horde armies they're pretty much useless... kill a couple of tanks that they might have and they're reduced to picking off 3 infantry...

Against people who like to use lots of tanks (or armored company) Broadsides are great, with target locks they have the potential to kill 3 of those nasty tanks each turn where a hammerhead can only get one and has a bigger chance of missing...

They're both good in certain situations... so I say take some of each, I've been using 2 hammerheads and a broadside team for a long time and they've served me welll
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Default Re: Do you like Broadsides?

Personally I like their idea but I would not use them... am not going to use them. They are to expencive and slow. I need mobility and versatility. Broadsides are not ment to move much and cant take much damage so they are supposed to stay at the back of the line shooging long range and toting missil support for pathfinder teams. Since I dont need either function I dont use them.
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Default Re: Do you like Broadsides?

personally I hate them with a passion, but unlike random hatred my hate is justified, they are slow and offer no tactical flexibility, hampering games against flexible opponents (marines, CSM) and are not IMO worth the points unless the points of the opponent are more than 50% tanks, otherwise they are worse than a HH, also against fast tanks (Eldar) they often cannot draw LOS to the vehicle and thus their firepower is negated while they move into LOS. against fragile opponents like DE a squad of FW does a better job of taking down tanks.

for these reasons and the lack of ambient coolness about the models (far outshone by Crisis and stealth, and all tanks) they are on my never take list.
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I haven't got any nor have I used them.. but I am planning on testing one out, with a markerlight combo though - markerlight hit + twin linked railguns = 97% chance of hitting :P
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Against an opponent with lots of vehicles and heavy armor I would assume they work pretty well. Also, againts infantry you could always ditch the railguns in favor of Smart Missles during a particular shooting round. They're also pretty good in hth, my friend's Chaplain was fighting my Broadside in hth and lost. :P

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nonono, they come with SMS, but theyre abmnormally expensive, and for what they do overpriced when 3 costs 2 HH (and then some) not a good deal IMO, HH are leagues apart from BS.
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Old 22 Dec 2004, 13:37   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Do you like Broadsides?

I get alot of people telling me they think broadsides are TOO good , i mean the're good a killing tanks and troops . I dont think that they are too good, especily for the 200+ you have to pay. what do you think?
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