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    A non-SM player asking about the Cyclone Missile Launcher

    Hi I haven't played for a long long time and when I came back I noticed that the Cyclone Missile Launcher is now Heavy 2 without being more expensive. How can that be? Was it UP before? I ask because when I compare to the Chaos Terminators' Reaper Autocannon the Cyclone Missile Launcher costs only 5 points more but it has +1 in Strength, -1 in AP, longer range and it doesn't replace a Storm Bolter, which can be fired at the same time. The Reaper Autocannon is twin-linked but yet it seems wrong with only a 5 points difference. The BT Cyclone Missile Launcher even costs the same as the Reaper Autocannon. Any thoughts about this?

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    You also have to consider that not only are chaos marines cheaper than other varieties, you also only need a minimum of 3 terminators in the squad.

    Therefore, if you cared about no other upgrades, you could get a unit of 3 chaos terminators with a reaper auto-cannon for 115 points, which is coincidentally HALF the cost of a unit of 5 space marine terminators with 1 CML.

    All in all, you have to consider the costs of the units as a whole.
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