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Old 16 Apr 2005, 04:09   #1 (permalink)
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I cant decide between rail or ion i mean rail stregh 6 ap 4
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Check out this link in the Know Your Self stickied topic, and check the weapons section for some quick useful information on Railguns and Ion Cannons.

Aside from that here's another nice thread on Ion Cannons with Pathfinders.

But basically, ask yourself what you're hammerhead is for in your army. If you have broadsides already, it may be ok to put Ion Cannons on your Hammerheads should you not have missile pod crisis suits and you have plenty of anti-tank capability--in that case, a big battery weapon like the ion cannon is appropriate.

However, if you're lacking these things, such as anti-tank weapons and railguns, it would be more wise to take the Railgun as it is excellent at busting armor with it's solid shot as well as putting a non-scattering ordinance blast template, submunition, onto infantry and the like.

Overall the most efficient choice is probably the railgun, but it totally comes down to what you're planning on using your Hammerhead for.

So maybe tell us more about your army, what you have, and what roll you want this Ion Cannon or Railgun choice to have in your list.
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it really depends on the army, give us a list and i'll beat you over the head with the right answer
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lol well it just cant kill that many tanks because S 6
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can we get an AList?

and whats S6? HH rail can fire solid or S6 pie plate, and the Ion is S7 ^-^
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Well im deciding if i want it or not i mean its alot o money

ok heres my list

dont no points it at my other house

11 fire warriors shas ui

11 fire warriors shas ui

shas o pulse fusion missile multi and target

1 devil fish target and multi

5 path 2 rail 3 carbines

3 steath

16 kroot
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without giving a long diatribe on the list (gimme a yell if you want the actual list fixed) I'd go rail, your list is low on Antitank and the sub should help.
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what does submunition mean
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the Railguns solid shot is its S10 shot, the sub is the S6 pie plate.

maybe you should read the codex again, it took me several times to memorize it ^-^
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i know that it just sucks a rail gun cant affect a 13 armor and above
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