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Is the Blinding Spear varient any good?
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 00:32   #1 (permalink)
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I have the blinding spear variant on a team of suits. Any advise on if this is good and what kind of tactics should i use?

Burst cannon and plasma rifle = blinding spear
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 00:58   #2 (permalink)
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Because the two weapons have such different roles it's not a great use of points. In generally it is better to have two suits each with a defined purpose than two suits that try to be multiple things.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 01:02   #3 (permalink)
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wats a good anti imp guard set?
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 01:18   #4 (permalink)
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Fire storm definitly

missile pods and burst cannons...
cheap too.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 01:24   #5 (permalink)
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Firestorm usually a good set against imperial guard, missile pods eliminates anything with a 4+ armor save, and a burst cannon for everything else. However personally I would use a three-man squad of Deathwinds (TL missile pod and targeting array), gets a lot of accurate shots down range and can mop up dead guards men FAST. Blinding spear is a bit overkill because of the plasma rifle's high AP rating, it was more meant to take down Space Marines.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
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I was always under the impression that this variant was called Bladestorm. Regardless, it's a pretty good variant when you are fighting things like Orks, where you want a high number of high strength shots, and some shots that will ignore FNP.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 15:30   #7 (permalink)
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I would suggest a squad of Blastforges (Flamer, Fusion Blaster and Multi-tracker), Good for taking out groups of soldiers with 5+ and vehicles as well. Though I haven't been able to try it out yet due to having no freinds that play IG, but it has kinda worked against SM.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 18:35   #8 (permalink)
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Fusion Blaster = Close range.
Flamer = Getting charged range.

It sounds neat on paper, not something I suggest trying in practice. also melta guns are wasted on guard.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 18:42   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is the Blinding Spear varient any good?

Actually this configuration is also called Bladestorm and it's not so bad.

The bodyguards for my XV-84 commader has it. This commander role is to use his markerlight ot paint the enemy and to use the positional relay to ensure my troop comes in...so his body guard main role is close support protection...at 12" it has 5 attack like a firestorm, but better AP. Don't care so much pass that since they are no meant to be agressive.
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Old 18 Mar 2009, 20:20   #10 (permalink)
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Depends if he has carapace armour or not.

And if you have points to spare.

MP + PR + MT is very good, and when boosted with markerlights a squad of suits with this can wipe out a guard squad in one turn.
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