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Does anyone put pulse carbines on their FWs?
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 09:12   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does anyone put pulse carbines on their FWs?

I was considering buying the battleforce and I was thinking of keeping the theme of mobility through everyone, even the normally static FWs. Is this worth it at all? It seems with pulse carbines you have the ability to stay out of reach of normal assault and still lay down some pinning fire. I seriously dislike the sit and shoot playing style btw.

I realized that pathfinders all have pulse carbines and markerlights and the battleforce comes with a devilfish but they're 2pts more and markerlights can't be fired on the move, maybe the markerlights would be good to eliminate a dangerous squad that was getting too close?

It was dark crusade that made me want a small detachment of tau btw ;D I think I'm going to convert & paint them up as if they had been stranded and banged up somewhere for years kind of like the farsight enclave.
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Default Re: Does anyone put pulse carbines on their FWs?

I am planning to putcarbines on my new detachment of FW's but I've never actually used them before.
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 09:44   #3 (permalink)
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Some people use pulse carbines as a type of shock troop, loading them up into a devil fish and trying to pin the enemy squads
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I have Half a Squad with carbines and Half with Rifles > >

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i use all of my squads with 3-4 carbines and the rest rifles so that if your enemy somehow gets too close for comfort, you can pin them down and retreat, whilst not reducing your overall firepower over long distances by too much.
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Default Re: Does anyone put pulse carbines on their FWs?

I am of the firm opinion the carbines are an all or nothing choice: Either the squad is to be infantry mobile (not mounted, but moving) then they should have carbines, or they should have rifles, to be moving (mounted, not walking) or static.

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I concur with FB here: All Carbs, or none.

I typically have a small strike-team Squad which I use as an 'auxilliary' (not aliens) unit essentially. That is: 6 Shas'la, Carbines, EMP Grenades.

They are there usually as a 'just in case unit', that is quite cheap and expendable if need be, but can contribute firepower, and can apply enough force to be a nuisance, but not often enough to be hunted.

Very useful for 'slipping under your opponents nose'

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Old 20 Oct 2006, 13:12   #8 (permalink)
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I currently have 3 full units of fire warriors. One of those units I run all pulse carbine. Of course they are my tank hunting squad....

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i found that an ethereal honor guard with all carbines was very useful.
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I was considering buying the battleforce and I was thinking of keeping the theme of mobility through everyone, even the normally static FWs. Is this worth it at all? It seems with pulse carbines you have the ability to stay out of reach of normal assault and still lay down some pinning fire. I seriously dislike the sit and shoot playing style btw.

I realized that pathfinders all have pulse carbines and markerlights and the battleforce comes with a devilfish but they're 2pts more and markerlights can't be fired on the move, maybe the markerlights would be good to eliminate a dangerous squad that was getting too close?

It was dark crusade that made me want a small detachment of tau btw ;D I think I'm going to convert & paint them up as if they had been stranded and banged up somewhere for years kind of like the farsight enclave.
Heya,

I use Carbines on small non-mounted Fire Warrior teams. Teams that I only buy to move around on foot, through terrain, hide, etc. I give them Carbines because in heavy terrain boards and when you're constantly rolling difficult terrain, your movement is limited and so rapid-fire range is often times not enough when you roll a 2 or 3 for movement. The carbines give you that extra range to do something before someone charges you, and the added small chance of pinning is always welcome. Granted, I do this against non-Marine armies mostly.

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