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Old 19 Jan 2011, 15:38   #1 (permalink)
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Default XV8 Options - Am I going a bit too over the top here?

So, I was wondering how you guys feel about this for my two Shas'o and my XV8:
Missile Pod, Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster
HW Multi-Tracker, HW Drone Controller, HW Targeting Array (XV8 only)
Shield Drones, Markerlight Drone

My reasoning for the three weapons are that the missiles/plasma rifle can engage at decent range and close up I can get a fairly good chance of a kill with the Plasma Rifle/Fusion Blaster combo. I mostly fight against Marines and Eldar so low AP is very helpful.

Multi Tracker should be self explanatory and the drone controller + Drones give me an extra marker light which the suit can use and the shield will help when my opponent reaches out with those lascannons.

I've only had two games so far (Draw vs. Jet Bike Eldar, Win vs. Chaos Marines) so I'm trying to get to grips with it all and reading up on tactica.
Oh, and I'm also a bit limited by the models I have which currently only includes three XV8 and one XV88 so I'm trying to make these multi-purpose.
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:02   #2 (permalink)
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Hold it
You can only take two weapons and one support system (this is for Shas'vre, Shas'El and Shas'O. you can also take 100 points of wargear) Normal Shas'ui battlesuits can only take the two weapons and one support system. Its an easy mistake to make.
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:10   #3 (permalink)
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Really? Damn, I must've missed that *smacks forehead*

Cheers, back to the drawing board...
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:12   #4 (permalink)
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I did that with first battlesuit, i gave him three weps instead of two. I still use him, so I just hope no one notices.
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:13   #5 (permalink)
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well thats not entirely true unless i missed it as well the codex says:

Each team member is equipped with a XV8 battlesuit and must select three battlesuit weapon systems or support systems

Wouldnt that allow you to have three weapons?
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:19   #6 (permalink)
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yes, that is true
BUT
he could have no support systems, and I think things like multi-trackers, shield generators, targetting arrays are very handy.
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:36   #7 (permalink)
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ahh well thats what i wanna know tho cuz i can hardwire the multitracker and drone controller for some shields, i understand its prolly not in the best interest to have three weapons but its just nice to know that i CAN have them and not to be told i can't.
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:50   #8 (permalink)
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Ah but! if its only a shas'ui then he can't have wargear! and I'm saying what is best because is you have a Shas'ui and he has three guns you can only fire one per turn, and that is ganna be really bad. all those guns and you can only fire one.
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:54   #9 (permalink)
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i agree with you on that point but you should tell people, "you can have three but my opinion is that dot dot dot" thats all. I understand that rule and i agree with your opinion but you should tell people the rule not just your opinion.
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 16:57   #10 (permalink)
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Ok, I understand I'll go and sit on the naugty step
nah, I'm just messing, but I'll fix what i said.
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