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im building an army that revolves around a defensive line. large troop section, no elites, ext
so my question is what do u think will be more effective. 3 basilisks or 2 basilisks with 2 mortar squads.
would two mortar barrages be more useful then an extra earth shaker round or should i keep it a three basilisk set
Sometimes it is good to break it up a little. Especially if you plan on hiding those basilisks, as that minimum indirect firing range will get to be a bit of a problem, and it is something the mortars can help make up for.
How big a game do you think you will be fielding these things in? And how big a board?
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Well you could do both if you wanted. 3 Basilisks seems a little bit excessive, even though the points cost is pretty good. You could always drop a mortar squad or two in your command squad and take three basilisks, or take your mortar squads, 2 basilisks and a leman russ/leman russ demolisher.
I also find with the "Dualing Bassie" tactic, I don't need Mortars, because it forces the enemy to come and get me, drawing him right into my firing lanes. I would much prefer triple Lascannons or triple Heavy Bolter squads to the Mortars.
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3 Basilisks is overkill. Like the guys said, a demolisher or regular russ would make the cut instead.
I'm not a huge fan or morter squads only because missle launchers can do the same and more for only 5 points extra. (Unless you feel that line of sight will be a real issue, a la cities of death)
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mortars are good against anything toughness 4 and under. mortars get mixed reviews but i find they rock. 2 bassies is a really good idea since you can lsoe one and still have one shooting. and a good thing to remember is you do not lose direct fire option if you buy indirect fire for bassie.
i don't think i would ever go 3 bassies in tournament play unless i had big infantry platoons. 2 is the magic number for me.
in my tourny list i have 2 mortar support squads, 2 bassies, 1 mortar in the hq command squad.
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