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Old 07 May 2005, 14:33   #1 (permalink)
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On average how many broadsides do you tend to use in what size point games?
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Old 07 May 2005, 14:57   #2 (permalink)
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I tend to not use any, but then again I'm a mech tau player :P
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I heard that 1 squad of broadsides is good enough for most games under 1500
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How many used in the squad? A full three (or one or two?)
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the usual three. As far as i know its 3 in a squad or none. Otherwise you can't clock up enough kills
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Old 07 May 2005, 15:15   #6 (permalink)
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Each slot you use for BS suits could be a HH. Therefore I'd never take more than 1 squad of BS, just for the extra Railguns.

As for how many, it depends for me. I'd use 1 or 2 or 3

1 because it's not a hugely significant target, so it's saving your HH from Anti Tank fire.
2 because I feel this would be a good squad size, not majorly expensive and not a huge part of your army.
3 I don't think i'd use, it costs a lot of points and makes it such a target for pretty much everything, especially assaulters. But 5 Railguns would rock !

So I'm a bit undecided at the moment.
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Old 07 May 2005, 19:02   #7 (permalink)
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3 Hammerheads from 1000points up. Not a single broadside is seeing action in my current list! I've used them. I just find hammerheads are far better.
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for my 1500pts list and my 1850 i was useing 1 sqaud of 2 because if one died i wasnt going to be below 50% but now i think im going for all HH
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Out of interest why do you all seem to prefer the hammerhead to the broadside.* I'd've thought that the Broadside would be much more popular - with the highest strength weapon in the game coupled with a gigantic range, the lowest ap possible and the fact that it'll hit 75% of the time - what's bad about it?
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Out of interest why do you all seem to prefer the hammerhead to the broadside. I'd've thought that the Broadside would be much more popular - with the highest strength weapon in the game coupled with a gigantic range, the lowest ap possible and the fact that it'll hit 35/36 of the time - what's bad about it?
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