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    Demo veterans sgt: Shotgun vs pistol + close combat weapon

    What would you give your vet sgt? If setup for the rest of the squad is:

    Demolitions
    3x flamers
    6x shotguns (I understand demo charge doesn't prevent one taking shotgun as well?)

    They will ride in Vendetta.


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    First yes you can take the shotgun and demo charge. As for your main question. Well for me, I always, move, drop, then shoot so I would go for a shotgun so you get the two shots, cause you can't assault after disembarking then. If you're gonna stick in the Vendetta for a turn and drop the next turn before the Vendetta's movement, then I would say take the pistol ccw combination for the extra attack in combat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sejanus View Post
    What would you give your vet sgt? If setup for the rest of the squad is:

    Demolitions
    3x flamers
    6x shotguns (I understand demo charge doesn't prevent one taking shotgun as well?)

    They will ride in Vendetta.
    Shotgun if the rest of the squad takes them.
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    If they all have melta bombs, then that's going to be what they are using in assaults because the whole point of this squad is to assault multiple enemy tanks and destroy them with melta bombs, or to shoot into the enemy at close range with flamers and a demo charge. This would mean that while the shotgun has 2 shots (which is what veterans are good at with their BS4) a close combat weapon would add 1 attack in close combat (which is what guard are bad at with their WS3.)

    Its really up to you, but I use these squads on a regular basis and I would always take lasguns over shotguns (unless the demo charge squad had meltas, even then I would tanke a shotgun on the sgt.)

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    why not take it as a special weapon squad, go for 3 flamers and 3 meltas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MylesHSG View Post
    why not take it as a special weapon squad, go for 3 flamers and 3 meltas.
    • SWSs can't take 6 special weapons, they may only take 3.
    • It's never a good idea to mix special weapons.
    • SWSs don't have melta bombs and can't be upgraded to have them.
    • SWSs are BS3
    • You have to take a platoon to take SWSs

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    Thanks guys Made my sgt with shotgun. If it will not work out good, I have a plenty of sgts with laspistol and chainsword to swap.
    Last edited by Sejanus; January 2nd, 2011 at 18:28.

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