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Do you think that a squad of 10 chosen with 4 meltaguns would be worth taking as outflank?
Would depend on the terrain and the opponent. I would say Plasma guns are the better choice overall, but if your light on anti tank, they could be worthwhile.
Bear in mind that I have no real tournament experience myself, but I've always feared outflankers in such a situation because they can be unreliable. If they come in too late on the wrong side of the board, they can be utterly useless. Deep Strike can feel the same way but seems more reliable since you can usually stick it near where you intend, or right on if you bring enough Icons. Just some food for thought though, I don't use Chosen often, much ot my regret (my typical opponent uses are army that would render them useless)
That's the other nice thing about Plasma over Melta... the longer range helps them make a difference sooner, even if they do come in on the wrong side.
You gotta think though, you have a 66% chance of the Outflankers to come in where you want them to, and a 1/6th chance for the Deep Strikers to hit exactly where you want. The DSers still might only deviate a few inches, but still.
Four melta's is overkill. I like 2 melta's and 2 flamers. Keeps the unit well rounded and flexible in a tourney setting.
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Besides cost, what would the advantage of taking fewer weapons be? Seeing as how the cost would be negated by having more bodies...