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Does anyone feel they are worth the points? Or should I just ignore them
Hmmmm, I've been wondering myself... They are undoubtedly a nice bit of kit but there isn't really anything useful to put them on. On a vehicle designed to shoot they bump up it's points quite a bit and will be pretty useless unless it is geared towards troop-killing (which very few chaos vehicles ever are). On a Rhino they might be useful though, but you can't move fast and fire it so unless you want to compromise it's transport potential you'll only be firing the launcher after the troops have disembarked, by which point it's usefulness will probably be limited anyway.
If anyone else can think of an effective way to use them then I would like to hear it too, as I'd like to stick a couple into my Deathguard.
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The only time I ever found a havoc launcher useful was putting it on my defiler instead of a heavy flamer. But that preticular upgrade costs less than it does on other vehicles so I personaly dont think its worth the points putting it on a pred, rhino, etc.
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The only time I've used it is when I used Dreadnaughts with 2 CCWs, just so he still has some ranged power. It did alright, but nothing remarkable.
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I play most of my games against orks which does two things for me:
1) eliminates the need to use my rhino's as transports (I am in no hurry to engage orks in hth if you know what I mean).
2) makes the havoc launchers extremely useful on my rhinos!
So my latest tactic is to put a 5 man squad with 2 flamers in a rhino with a havoc launcher and smoke launchers.
Orks aren't very fond of this configuration! Hehehe.
I don't see a havoc launcher as the type of weapon I absolutely must include in every battle. But it is extremely useful under the right circumstances.
If you put it on a Dread tooled up with PC and ML, and he goes into Fire Frenzy, that's 8(!) templates in a single turn. ^_^, but that increases the price by quite a lot, especially for an AV 12 type vehicle. The Havoc Launcher works well on a Predator w/ AC (w/o HBs) though, quite cheap and with 48" range for long-range anti-infantry, like the 3 LC Pred, except anti-infantry...