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as an all rounder item, which is better?
what do you prefer to use?
they are both nice and kerplody, but just curious
Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Mal: Define "interesting".
Wash: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?
For an all-rounder, particularly if I'm low on anti-tank I use the ML. If I already have good AT and I'll be facing horde with light AV and/or infantry I use the plasmacannon. Between the two I prefer using the plasmacannon.
Last edited by Chirality; June 30th, 2009 at 17:33.
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Salamander project log
Rocket launcher - strong antitank
Plasma cannon - strong against infantry
Its up personal preference. If you immobilise full transport of khorne bersekers with launcher first round its repaid well. In my opinion nearly every unit in SM list has antitank capability and plasma cannon do what do the rest of squad. When you target tank, rest of bolter squad do nothing. When you shoot with plasma cannon at infantry, botlers has capability do some damage. In my opinion tactical squad has generally beter aantiinfantry capability than antitank.
If you take Missle launcher take a Plasma gun, or flamer
If you take a Plasma Cannon take a meltagun or plasma gun
Then if you want take razorbacks or rhinos or drop pods.
I like to keep my tactical squads well rounded While bolters are nice against infantry it really sucks shooting Missles at terminators and weeping as they make saves thier 2 plus saves.
40k Ultramarines W-44 D-12 L-14 (This record is a combined from ArdBoyz and RogueTraderTourneys)
Warhammer Choas DaemonsW-4 D-0 L-2
Well, space marines have too many good ways to get melta weapons near the enemy to use Missile Launchers for anti tank - with some exceptions - the plasma cannon is a better choice for tactical squads.
If your taking devastators missile launchers are the best because they are cheap and secondly because they can take on a wide range of targets. But mostly because they are cheap.
So Plasma or heavy bolter for normal tactical squads, multi melta for drop podded tactical squads. A lascannon is also a reasonable choice in higher point cost games for a normal tactical squad, but I wouldn't take more than one, you really want to focus on taking melta weapons to remove tanks.
i take a plascan & flamer then split the squad. Flamer goes with powerfist serg. and the plascan sits and spits
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