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Offline Battle Armour

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Heavy weapons
« on: July 26, 2005, 11:59:21 AM »
Which heavy weapons should go in infantry squads? I'd imagine anti infantry weapons because las rifles can't exactly harm a tank. But more specifically what weapons against orks and 'nids I'm currently putting heavy bolters in the squads and autocannons in the command squads. Suggestions?
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Re: Heavy weapons
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005, 12:47:43 PM »
I play against a lot of nids too and I've been using autocannons in my squads because of their expanded role. You can take out either heavier non armour units like tyranid warriors plus you can take out light to medium vehicles(if you're against space marines or whatever.) As for your heavy bolters i think you should put them into the command squads but be careful because in a 5 man command squad the heavy bolters get lost pretty easily.
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Re: Heavy weapons
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005, 01:21:46 PM »
You might want a few Lascannons too.You'll be needing them for the big bugs(Hive Tyrant,'Fex).Against Orks cut down on lascannons but still keep a few to get rid of Mega-Armored stuff.
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Re: Heavy weapons
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2005, 01:42:50 PM »
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I'm currently putting heavy bolters in the squads and autocannons in the command squads.

It's what I do. (see http://www.40konline.com/index.php/topic,93285.0.html)

Yes, you could put the lascannons and missile launchers in the infantry squads, but a heavy support squad costs the same price. The difference? with a 10-6 guardsmen ratio, it's going to take the enemy 5 kills to wipe you down to one lascannon while it's going to take 9 to take a full squad down to one (assuming that neither squad retreats). So, while your squad is going to have twice the survivability of a heavy support squad, it has only a third of the firepower (1 vs 3 lascannons). Plus, you're absolutely right: a squad with a lascannon is firstly never going to move (which is only a problem with certain army types) and secondly, it's going to waste all of those lasgun shots. For me, it begs the question of why bring the guardsmen if you're not going to use them (apart from meat shields that is. Remember, a good general does not lead his army to destruction just because he knows it will follow).

As well, if you put your lascannons or missile launchers in your squads, then you have to put your heavy bolters in your heavy support squadrons, which I don't like (see http://www.40konline.com/index.php/topic,93341.0.html).

In short: go for it.

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Re: Heavy weapons
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005, 06:02:47 PM »
I have one platoon of all HB and one of all Auto cannons (for big bugs and the spead freaks my friend has). My command has one anti tank squad of 3 lascannons to take out battle wagons and carnies. I also have a basalisk to insure that they don't snipe my army from afar (I really dislike using tanks in 25 mm)
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