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I do, there the main weapon in my army, drop troops by the way, for two reasons:
Thats a good weapon in my opinion. ;Y
- They're stronger than heavy bolters.
- They still get more than one shot.
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Oh they are useful and I use them on a regular basis. Most guards player prefer the heavy bolter over the autocannon for that one extra shot or the rocket launcher for the strength 8 krak hit. I think it is that odd strength of 7 that turns most people off on the autocannons. It is strong enough to punch through weaker armour and land speeders but not enough to ignore MEQ 3+ save. But still, I'll field them as well as heavy bolters to confuse my opponent on what to take out first.
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I find Autocannons very useful for destroying transports! They get 2 shots, but still have a nice chance of punching thorugh the rino armour. yet it can be used to take down high-T enemies when transports are destroyed.
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the autocannon is to marines what the heavy bolter is to orks: effective!
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I take 5 squads with autocannons. I take them cause they are good for poppint light to sometimes medium tanks and are good at taking down marines. I take them casue most of the people i play agains are marines or they have transports and one nurgle player. I love them though i still take 6 heavy bolters in my army for the hordes.
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I must say I also am a fan of the Autocannon, it wounds most stuff with ease, and whilst marines etc still get a save, they would against the heavy bolter too.
So against non-horde things I do reckon the Autocannon is the way to go.
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I do, jsut not as much as other weapons. I try to keep it at for every 2 hvy bolters, I bring 1 auto cannon. A little extra kick in my heavy weapon squads.
Usually I deploy autocannons along with plasma guns for the massive strength 7 fire power. They work great at eliminating AV 10 11 and 12 vehicles and show well against most monstrous creatures. I still prefer heavy bolters for shooting at most basic troops. I tend to take 3 line squads with autocannons and plasma guns for all around usefullness. However, I tend to take two heavy bolter fire support squads with the sharpshooters doctrine for anti troop firepower.
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