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I was wondering if anyone had any success on the battlefield with using a Leman Russ with the sponsons upgraded to Flamers rather then Heavy Bolters?
It seems to a bit of a risk riding your tank that close to infantry in order to hurt them.
All comments welcome! :happy:
Cityfight? Flamers rule supreme.
Standard 40k, HBs shred.
Unless you are fighting an army that lacks anti tank stuff (CC bugs come to mind), HBs will be the meal ticket. If you are fighting genestealer/gaunt armies with warriors, well then, flamers are your answer.
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I think you will find that a flamer russ is not very popular.
However! I do own a flamer demolisher. A looted one, for my orcs. Poor ballistic skill? MAN THE FLAMERS!!!
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One of the great advantages of a Leman Russ is it's range, the other is the front armour. Flamers just make you lose both those advantages.
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Consider the ranges at which its useful.
LR's are largely long distance ord. HBs come into use when/if the main weapon is knocked out, you have recourse at range.
With heavy flamers, you're stuck waiting for the enemy to close in.
Overall in "normal" 40K the heavy bolters just make more sense.
In demolishers though its another story, the big thumper is medium/short range, and you should be driving up and being aggressive with it anyhow. For THAT the flamers are a reasonable upgrade.
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I think I'll tool up the Russ with a front mounted Heavy Bolter and sponson Flamers to give me a City Fight/Demolisher combo.
As it happens I have several Russ bodies with different weapon combos and several different Forgeworld Turrets.
The only combo I don't have is Flamers.
Thanks for the feedback :happy:
I'd leave the flamer template for the Helhound or Sentinels myself
Given the short range of a conventional flamer, putting such an expensive piece of kit at an un-optimal range seems like asking for trouble to me.