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It's just that everytime I thing of the effectivness of the Basilisk in IG the minimum distance looks to me as a major draw back but I still read people saying how very great they are and was just wondering how they actually use it..
You only use it when firing indirectly, so if the enemy gets closer, move it a bit out of cover and fire it directly, with no minimum range. Tis great.
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It's just that from reading the codex it doesn't appear to give players that coice (as it does with the Chaos Defiler) to chose between indirect fire mode or direct.
Reading it I get that once you chose the upgrade youre stuck with it...
if you fire it indirectly it has a minimum range of 36" and a max range of 240"
if you fire it directly it has no minimum range and a max range of 120"
if you do not purchase indirect fire training, then you can only use the earthshaker as a ordnance (ala battlecannon), however if you purchase indirect fire training you "may" choose to fire the cannon indirectly (no LOS) but then it has a minimum distance and become Ordnance Barrage.
you can of course still fire directly. any ordnance (barrage) can fire directly, it's their ability to fire INdirectly that is unique.
Be unorthodox. Take it as a Main Battle Tank.
Kit 'er up with a Stubber and Armour, (maybe even track guards if you're crazy) and go out there and chase down things. I did it with a rather odd look of suprise when I put the basalisk-tank on the front lines and began firing it on the move at marines
Sure, it died third turn. I certainly had fun with it.
errr... umm... true you *could* do that...
but i'd certainly suggest usinga LRBT instead
something about AV12 open top that doesn't say "front liner" :blush:
He did put extra armor on it, so its not open topped anymore.
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Armoured top stops the vehicle from being open topped, not a couple extra steel plates on the sides.
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I think he meant he had the Armoured Crew Compartment, which does in fact get rid of the open-topped disadvantage. ^_^Originally posted by sithjack@Oct 17 2004, 14:20
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