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Old 01 Jan 2005, 16:27   #1 (permalink)
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Default Broadsides or Hammerhead?

Hello! I havent bought any Heavy Support yet, and I'm a little short on cash.
I don't know if i should buy Broadsides or Hammerheads... Just wondering what you think!

Oh, just so you know, I'm new to this forum ;D
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Old 01 Jan 2005, 16:35   #2 (permalink)
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we gathered you were new, thus you wont know me, I'm one of the most active Tau members and am generally a busybody who tries to teach people things. Welcome to the forums.

so what kind of Tau do you play? do you like lots of maneuverability? or just aenough? do you play mecha? have you read the stickied posts?

and I generally recommend Hammerheads (HH) as they are more adaptable and generally better in more situatioins than roadsides (BS) thus making them better for beginners and old hands alike.
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Old 01 Jan 2005, 16:37   #3 (permalink)
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Ontop of what dizzy said it depends on your opponent too, Guard with Infantry as prime, well a HH with a railgun firing pie plates, but an Armoured Company, oh Broadsides are possibly better but they cannot keep up with mech. and can be only really used as part of a firebase
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Old 01 Jan 2005, 19:12   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I play a very mobile army (devilfishes for my FW, rest has jetpacks), and i will almost always play against Space Marines and Chaos.
Maybe that will help.
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Old 01 Jan 2005, 19:16   #5 (permalink)
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To keep the mobility I would say Hammerheads. The Broadsides seldom works well as a lonely firebase.
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Old 01 Jan 2005, 19:17   #6 (permalink)
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umm, that would put the answer at HH firmly as the broadsides cannot move and fire.
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Old 01 Jan 2005, 19:27   #7 (permalink)
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Broadsides work with a large staic firebase of FW and Kroot, but you dont do that, HH, they are cheaper aswell, If you work it out, 15 each or 45 for a full squad but you can get 3 HH for every 4 of them
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and 3 HH is a lot more points and a lot more effective. and fills the Heavy.
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Old 01 Jan 2005, 19:38   #9 (permalink)
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Depends really, Its nice having 9 Sides against Saim-hann and DE because you can literally take out 5 raiders a turn!
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however I would prefer to use FW and fishes as 5's glance them from pulse weaponry and thus squadrons of vypers go down easy making up for the lack of rate of fire from the HH. also the sides are stationary and thats not good against any form of eldar as they have you right where they want you and can elude you very easily.

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