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Old 12 Mar 2009, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burst cannons on crisis suits?

I was thinking (always a bad move I know) one night about crisis suit loadouts, and the thought hit me? what is the point of putting a burst cannon on a crisis suit? for just over half the cost you can get an XV25 that comes pre loaded with it..... so what's the point of putting them on XV8s?
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Default Re: Burst cannons on crisis suits?

Depends on what you are facing.

Against hordes or GEQ. Firestorm or TL burst are quite useful.
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 20:55   #3 (permalink)
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burst cannons and missile pods- burst cannons on their own are a waste of points (that includes twin linking).
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 21:42   #4 (permalink)
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but still an XV25 with a TA is still way cheaper than most battlesuits you care to get, except TL flamers which do wonders against hoard.
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Old 12 Mar 2009, 22:47   #5 (permalink)
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I like stealth suits for infantry mowing. Crisis teams have always been the tough nut crackers to me, stealth suits cant do as much as crisis teams in the matter of ap 2 firepower.

Crisis teams I prefer to have twin linked flamers, and missilepods, or twin linked missilepods and flamers, if at minimum one. Then I might take a leader with HW multitracker, plasma/cyclic combos. Its not bad necessarily. Everything twin linked flamer wise can decimate space marines on volume alone, and cyclics plasma just add more hurt.
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Burst cannon with missile pod (firestorm) is pretty much the only viable option for putting burst cannons on a crisis suit. I've stopped using this configuration because I face too many Meq's in my gaming circle. I've gotten to the point where if I need burst cannons then I'll go with a squad of 6 stealth suits. They lay down more strength 5 shooting than a crisis team can match.

Crisis teams shouldn't be used for anti-hoarde in my opinion. They're great for targetting the toughest elite troops... Marines, Terminators, Obliterators etc. Anything else and I'd rather use a hammerhead large blast or a stealth team.
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