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Old 14 Jun 2005, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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Default Railguns winner all round

I think the railgun is the best weapon in 40k railrifle, hammerhead and broadside they all are really cool what do you guys think?
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 21:14   #2 (permalink)
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Yes.

And the prupose of the thread is what? To tell us about how much you like the weapon?
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 22:38   #3 (permalink)
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You need to be more specific, The railgun is best at what?
A. (destroying enemy armor)
B.(killing high point Hq's)
C. (Killing Terminators)
D.(Picking up dates)
E.(none of the above)
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 22:55   #4 (permalink)
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I have to agree that this thread lacks a meaningful point. The railgun has superb range, lots of firepower, the ability to wipe clean full squads at a time, and looks cool... thing is, we know already.

I will answer, however:
Rail Rifle - No. Kills your own models, costs as much as a hammerhead when you max the squad, gets less casualties.
Broadside - Rediculous ammounts of firepower, but no jetpack or slow & purposeful means that they can be quite vulnerable.
Railhead - Fear me! Fear me!! The hands-down most powerful weapon in the game.
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 22:58   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Railguns winner all round

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Originally Posted by AuinMyrrath
I have to agree that this thread lacks a meaningful point. The railgun has superb range, lots of firepower, the ability to wipe clean full squads at a time, and looks cool... thing is, we know already.

I will answer, however:
Rail Rifle - No. Kills your own models, costs as much as a hammerhead when you max the squad, gets less casualties.
Broadside - Rediculous ammounts of firepower, but no jetpack or slow & purposeful means that they can be quite vulnerable.
Railhead - Fear me! Fear me!! The hands-down most powerful weapon in the game.
Rail Rifles only "kill your own models" if you give them the TL upgrade.
Broadside: its twinlinked! a neccesity with tau
Hammerhead: Submunitions great, but 50% chance it wont hit unless you grab the targetting array, and tanks are far more fragile than a unit of broadsides (or so ive found)
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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but 50% chance it wont hit
only 1/3 (33%) chance of missing, the Hammerhead has BS4....
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 23:05   #7 (permalink)
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the hammerhead comes with the targeting array already. im almost positive on that.
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 23:05   #8 (permalink)
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it comes with a targeting array.

Rail rifles only kill your own people if you waste 7 points on the target lock crap.
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 23:06   #9 (permalink)
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right, my bad, a 1/3 chance of missing. Id rather take twinlinked broadside versions for tank killing (if only they had submunitions) they tend to stay on the table longer, and you can get 3 shots from them.
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 23:37   #10 (permalink)
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Anyone have good field experience with Rail Rifles? They seem cool, but Heavy 1 on a Fast Attack seems oxymoronic. Although...if you markerlight much you can have 3 rails and up to 5 lights, but that seems like a lot of fire at a single unit. But then again...pinning, with an AP 3 weapon, means a lot of pinned marines...
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