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Being that my upcoming games will be in an urban environment, i was just wondering if you guys had an opinion on the option field some mortars for some good indirect fire to compliment my basilisk?
Or should i just stick with lascannons, and autocannons seeing that i will be playing mostly MEQS.
Thanks for the help
Autocannons and lascannons lose one of their primary advantages in a city fight - namely range. Meltaguns would be preferably to lascannons imo, but the aforementioned mortars will also work nicely.
The best thing about mortars in city fighting is the ease with which you can keep them out of LOS.
Their firepower isn't great and if you scatter they rarely hit much of value but a decent hit with the first template alows you to barrage them and get good concentrations of hits.
3 mortars in a HWS are low cost and most importantly they are a scoring unit so deploy them behind a building and near an objective and they will contribute fire support while forcing the enemy to commit forces to take them out.
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I second RC, mortars are pretty good in cityfights.
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Mortars are brilliant in City Fight and it's in these sorts of games that Weapons rarely used in 'normal' games tend to come into their own.
Mortars can happily sit on one of your home objectives, Count as a scoring unit, and still rain shells down upon the enemy. For the price of being able to shoot the enemy while not being shot yourself they ain't to bad.
Be careful though as, when targeting buildings they only hit the top level. Also, don't go completely bonkers on them, for 15pts more you can grab a griffon which is more accurate, has a large blast compared to 3 small blasts and is twice the str. Oh, not that it really matters in a world of cover, has AP4.