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Old 10 Feb 2009, 00:37   #1 (permalink)
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I need a good long-range configuration of weapons to battle my nid friend effectively, but i cant seem to find that balance of good strength, AP, and amount of shots, can anyone help?

So far, i have tried:
  • PR with MP, but didnt put out enough shots.
  • Flamer and BC, but i got too close every time.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 00:40   #2 (permalink)
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FireWarriors are your friends, Coupled with Hammerheads, this is deadly, and use any broadsides to take out Zoanthropes or Monstrous creatures
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 00:43   #3 (permalink)
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you need to read the topic of threads you talk in a little bit more carefully, but thanks anyway!
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yeah the hammerhead railgun template is just unbarably cruel to Nid's I don't think they have a single thing other than zoanthroaps with a 3+ or better save, and a large blast.... you'll just watch at least ten nids bite the dust, unless it's nid zilla.

But for your crisis suits, TL flamers..... throw them away and watch nids dissapear. ~40pts for a TL flamer and a drone..... or throw a multi-tracker on there, cheapest Crisis suit there is. Will vaporize anything less than 5+ save.
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I've heard great things about Firestorms - that is, Missile Pod/Burst Cannon/Multitracker. Lots of shots, high enough strength to at least put a wound or two on MCs, great range on its anti-MC and anti-Warrior weapons, decent JSJ range against hordes. Combine with a ML or two for maximum effect...

I've SEEN great things using Deathrains with Flamers, TL Flamers with Missile Pods, and the occasional Shas'vre or Shas'el using the AFP with either TL MP or Flamer.

My tyranid opponent almost always takes Extended Carapace on his genestealers and warriors now... >
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 00:56   #6 (permalink)
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Im just giving my 2 cents, against nids I dont generally Use my crisis as they arent really effective, which is why i set my commander up as a shield'O, last time I played, My firewarriors and Hammerheads Wiped the Board while my Broadsides killed the Zoanthropes and his Hive Tyrant.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 02:12   #7 (permalink)
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Against Nids, there are four main configurations I would use.

FireStorm (Missile pod + burst cannon) with the third hardpoint being a multi tracker: useful versus the monstrous creatures and puts out enough shots to be good enough against hordes.
Deathrain (twin link missile pods) with the third hardpoint being a flamer: better versus the larger targets and if the enemy gets too close, you can drop 3 templates.
Heatwave (twin flamers) with the third hardpoint being a missile pod: Okay against large targets and great against hordes.
Helio vre (plasma rifle and fusion cannon) with a HW-Multi Tracker and targeting array: Great versus the tough targets.

For what you want (lots of shots and long range), I would recommend taking a team made out of a Firestorm, Deathrain, and Heatwave. This way, you will always have at least 6 shots at the enemy and if they get close, you can drop 2 templates, one of which rerolls to wound and 3 pulse shots.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 15:27   #8 (permalink)
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against Nids? Twin missile pods and drone cont. with 2 gun drones each. target psynapse creatures.


And/or a unit of plasma/burst cannon/multitracker for mowing the lawn and targeting bigger critters.
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Old 11 Feb 2009, 02:38   #9 (permalink)
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i know how to kill nids, just need a crisis config that works. especially when my friend also puts extanded carapaces on almost everything, at least he doesnt put them on anything with fleet, he thinks thats a waste(lucky me!)!
still hate extended carapace almost to the extent of my supreme hatred of anything space marine(it makes me sick just saying it ???)
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Even with EC twin flamers are STILL your best friend against the nid hoards.
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