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I have to buy only one of them for now,knowing that for now i will mostly face an ultrmarine army which of them is better?if you can give a reason for your answer thank you.
Depends who you are playing. Hellhounds are sweet vs armies with bad armor saves, but the Basilisk is good against everything. The strength 9 ap 3 will instant kill SM characters and force him to take artificier armor. It also makes your enemy come to you, which means you can set your opponent up.
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it depends on two things.
1) what you're up against
2) what you have in your army
if you're up against MEQ, the hellhound will do o.k. but the bassie will do very well.
if you're up against 4+ (or worse) both will do very well
if you have alot of *visible* armor in your army, the hellhound will do better
if you have very little armor in your list, the bassie will do better
so if you have alot of armor and are up against MEQ, i'd still go with bassie
if you are up against non MEQ and don't have alot of armor i'd go with bassie
if you're up against MEQ and don't have alot of armor i'd go with bassie
if you're up against nonMEQ and have alot of armor, i'd go with hellhound.
so they're really only one situation where i'd take the Hellhound over the Bassie. it's when you have multiple chimeras, Russes, Demolishers and are up against a 4+ or worse (hopefully horde) army. otherwise go with the Bassie.
but if you're like me and have all your HeavySlots full (Russ/Demo/Bassie) then add a hellhound for even more fun!
I dont play as imperial gauard, but when I play against them I am more worried about that damned earthshaker cannon. Since I play tau I can easily take out that runty little hellhound. Sure I can take out a basilisk, but i will suffer a bit of troops in the process. OUCH! :wacko:
IMO, comparing the Hellhound and the Basalisk is comparing Apples and Oranges. Both are used for two completely different things in their base design.
No one fields Bassies as a MBT field tank (excluding me), and no one fields a Hellhound as a static-firing support fire platform.
Field 'em both. I hunt down marines, eldar, dark eldar with impunity with the hellhound. It's rare that I keep it's a** to the wall to protect its weak rear armour facing. Whereas a basalisk I mainly used for AT-support (not anymore), but now it works quite well as anti-personell support.
Basilisks are the best tank in the game just because of its gun (i know numerous GW employees who would back me up on this one) and a Hellhound does not have the strength and ap needed to be as effective against an SM force as the Bassie is. Also the Basilisk can hide behind terrain and shell people from ten feet away, but the Hellhound has to be withen a flammer template (Which is about 9 inches) of the enemy to be effective.
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don't have the new IG codex?Originally posted by IGgeneral@Oct 15 2004, 13:49
but the Hellhound has to be withen a flammer template (Which is about 9 inches) of the enemy to be effective.[snapback]230577[/snapback]
Hellhound now has a 24" range, place the template any which way it wants (as long as in LOS/range), attack
and doesn't have the stupid glance=penetrate rule
basically, it has got ALOT better
but you're still right, Bassie is the better buy (in most cases).
Yeah, the basilisk is far more worthy for it's points than the hellhound. I'm not saying that the hellhound is a bad tank, though, because I think it's a pretty awesome tank. The basilisk just tends to be more survivable and also tends to deal more damage.
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I have to tell someone about this!
I took a freshly painted hellhound tonight in a Guard against Guard battle, I went with a mechanized infantry + hellhound and my friend went all out hardened/veteran/super troops.
The hellhound melted about 3 and a half squads (no save, not even for cover) before that lucky son of a gun rolled three 6's in a row to blow it apart with a krak round from a grenade launcher.
This is the first time Ive ever taken a hellhound, and it was an awesome sight to behold.
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