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Old 04 May 2007, 03:07   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking about going with the ion cannon and the two burst cannons for my hammerhead to turn it into my own little "lawn mower" but I was wondering how effective this set up really is?

I am going to be facing my two friends mostly this summer and they use the chaos and normal Space marines. Would this be more effective against all of their marines?
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Old 04 May 2007, 03:09   #2 (permalink)
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Termies +Chain fist your tank will go down in flames
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Old 04 May 2007, 03:22   #3 (permalink)
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Termies +Chain fist your tank will go down in flames
And is this is different from what would happen to a Railhead?

OT: Yes, it's a good combo. and in fact it's a really cheap combo too. Great for an assault tank to get's in the enemies face. But don't get too close, you never know where a bloothurster might pop up. I regularly take an Ionhead as the multiple shots means it's a weapons platform I can predict and rely one.
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Old 04 May 2007, 03:27   #4 (permalink)
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Be careful with burst cannons, If you're in range, you're in melta range next turn. But, this combo is pretty powerful, nine shots at BS4 from one unit is nothing to scoff at.
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Old 04 May 2007, 03:31   #5 (permalink)
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I use it often. It is good for infantry intimindation.

Put flechett discharger on it as you'll probably get use out of it.
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Old 04 May 2007, 03:44   #6 (permalink)
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The Burst, Ion combo is great against anything with a 3+ save or worse. It comes into it's own when facing troop heavy Guard armies and ork armies.
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Old 04 May 2007, 03:58   #7 (permalink)
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It will be the only tank I have in my army at 1500 points but I do have 3 broadsides so I figured I could just use them for tank busting. I think it will be great against the regular marines but the terminators would have no trouble with it would they?
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Old 04 May 2007, 04:01   #8 (permalink)
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use the broadsides for the termies. >
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Old 04 May 2007, 04:05   #9 (permalink)
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I hate Burst cannon. Poor range and I don't get a lot of kills with them in general.

Flechet discharger is a real must. Everytime people went in Close Combat with my devilsh armed with that, they took heavy casualties. I once wiped half a Grey night squad and in a seperate occasion, 4 out of 6 Assault marines. That little thing pay for itself real fast!
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I once wiped half a Grey night squad and in a seperate occasion, 4 out of 6 Assault marines.
That's got to be some pretty poor rolling for them to miss that many armor saves.
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