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Old 22 Sep 2008, 02:47   #1 (permalink)
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Default XV8 weapon set, your thoughts

OK so here is my new XV8 weapons layout:
Shas'vre
TL = Twin Linked
(TL) Flamer
Airbursting Fragmentation Projector
Total = 61

I wanted to know your opinions and if there was a name for such a weapon layout already?
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 03:11   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: XV8 weapon set, your thoughts

Hmmm...

It seems like a rather interesting, but I don't know your exact tactical aim.

My opinion? Swap out that AFP for a Missile Pod to cover medium range, lightly armored or SEQ (Storm trooper Equivalent) foes
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 03:34   #3 (permalink)
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The problem is with the flamer being so short ranged. Also this may be dangerous to use the afp then because it may scatter on to you.
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 03:38   #4 (permalink)
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It makes much more sense to put the ABFP on a model that can really take advantage of it. With short range weapons you're just as likely to hit yourself as the enemy. I'd mix it with either a burst cannon, a plasma rifle, or a CIB. There's nothing that says that you cant put both weapons on a single suit. Both of them are great for taking out low toughness swarms.
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 03:55   #5 (permalink)
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I put the AFP on my Deathrain 'Vre for those times that I REALLY need to get rid of a hoard that's charging down on me. I'm even thinking if I should take flamers on my other two suits for those times that I have to get rid of a hoard that's in my face. It would also cheapen the cost of the other two suits (who right now carry Targeting Arrays) by a few points.

Also combining CIB and AFP on the same suit... if you're going to have a CIB put it on a suit with a Targeting Array as the third point (or a Commander) so you don't waste the shooting from it.
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 05:30   #6 (permalink)
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The idea was to make an XV8 suit that could deal with hoards primarily, but the (TL) Flammer's re-roll wounds ability I think it lends itself to deal with power squads. The AFP is more or less to help give it some more range then just the flamer and target a large area. Currently the suit is paired with two other crisis suites that have (TL) Flamer and Burst Cannons. Three template weapons firing into a single squad with re-rolls on wounds I thoguht would be frightening in use, but getting close enough to use them could be a problem I guess.
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 05:34   #7 (permalink)
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In my opinion, the best complement to the ABFP is either twinlinked burst cannons or twinlinked missile pods. And a hardwired multi-tracker, of course. Since barrage weapons now benefit from ballistic skill, you could make the argument that a single weapon and targeting array would be better, or even making the suit a commander, but I'll stick with twinlinking on my suits.

If you're pairing it with other suits that don't get the hardwired multitracker, you could go burst cannon, missile pod, multi-tracker on the others, or (even better) how about twinlinked weapon and a drone controller. Either 2 gun drones or a gun and a shield. Gun drones have the same range as the burst cannons, so it would work well.

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