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Just wanted to pick your collective brains, does anybody use other variants of Razorbacks? As in NOT Heavy Bolter Psybolts?
The Heavy Bolter Psybolt Razorback just seems to add so much to the arsenal with 36" range, S6 and low cost that I have a hard time justifying the Psybolt-Assault Cannon variant, though the twin linked Psycannon on the Razorback seems like it would be strong, just a little less appealing at the +35 points...
So, does anybody use another Razorback variant?
No, because the other variants are just too expensive for what they bring to the list. The psyback is supremely efficient and fills a niche that the GKs actually need filled anyway.
You want your GKs in midfield as it is. Most of the other razorback turrets are long-range weapons that encourage you to sit back in your deployment zone and shoot, which is not where you want your GKs because they are only effective at mid- and short-range.
Some people use the TL AssCan razorback, but even without paying for psybolts (though everybody I know that runs the TL AssCan also springs for psybolts) it's just way too expensive to justify. The TLHB is free and at Str 6 can do most of the things and threaten most of the targets that you'd generally want to hit at Str 7 anyway. Plus it has an additional 12" of range, which can come in handy from time to time.
I see no reason to ever vary from taking the stock psyback. It's just too good, synergizes perfectly with GKs, and saves you precious points for use elsewhere in the list.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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with my list i went for asscannons + psybolts, the ability to (more) reliably punch through av12 is worth it imo
(my main enemy is eldar where pretty much every tank is av12)
I agree with number 6. We already have too few units on the board. A weapons upgrade is *almost* the cost of another razorback.
Keep in mind that for the cost of 4 turrets (not at all uncommon) you can get another psyfleman dread.
What would you rather have, 4 tl-psycannons
4 tl-heavy bolters and 2 tl-autocannons all with psybolts plus an extra model with an av value.
@VampireCabbage - Against Eldar you should not be focusing your HBs on their vehicles, this is what psyflemen are for. The S6 AP4 shots should ideally be aimed at anything on foot (which includes war walkers). In most circumstances the HB offers a greater range of targets that it can take down, as oppose to the *cough* ass-cannon *cough* which is severly limited by its range.