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i'm tring to build an IG army list, because i plan to start them once I get tiried of my eldar. I want to platoons to be as tacticly versible as pasoble, and debating which HW shuld I give to my Infantry squads? For a spasial weapon, I gave them a greanade luancher, and wanted to know which shuld I take for a HW: an autocanon or a ML? I don't want a lascanon, because I have them in my tanks, anti tank squad, and command squads. So which one will serve my pourpuse the best?
Well since you already have a ton of anti-armor, then I'de go for heavy bolters..... But if don't like them, then I'de go for missile launchers.
DONT put lascannons in anti tank squad,s you are just asking for them to be gunned down.
put the lascannons in squads where thet have 9 warm bodys protecting them, then have autocannons or heavy bolters in you fire support squads.
if youve got lascannons, heavey bolters would be best, but if not, go with auto cannons.,
Yeah, you sound like you already have plenty of anti tank stuff. IMO Heavy bolters are more useful than autocannons in a regular infantry squad. More shots is better for us because of the BS, and they're cheaper as well. The only downside is their decresed range. But if you've got a unit that you always use for sacrificial purposes they are well placed there as the unit is likely to be closer to the enemy.
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I'd go with Missile Launchers. Vey versatile.
"To each his own"
This depends really. While missile launchers are more versatile i prefer a las/autocannon combo in my lists. The reason being that the people at my local club like fielding rhinoes/razorbacks. I also pay an Orc Speed Freak army every now and then which makes Autocannons a must.
I use both. I actually tried to focus on lascannons & either Autocannons OR ML, but I kept being outmaneuvered. I finally devised a list that contains a moderate amount of both Autocannons AND Missile Launchers, instead of just focusing on one. In the few games I've played with it so far, it has performed wonderfully.
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so maybe a lascanon for command squad, autocanon for squad 1 and missile luancher for squad 2?Originally Posted by MisterH
it really depends on what you're using your command squads for.Originally Posted by Comandos
if you have VetSgts or Master Vox, then you're command squads really don't serve a leadership function, and then feel free to put the cannon in them.
however, if you're like me, and you like saving points. you use your command sqauds for LD. if this is the case, they tend to draw alot of fire. if you also stick a Lascannon in there, you're asking for trouble. not only will they be in LOS (to use cannon), but your opponent will have yet another reason to blow them apart.
personally, i stick my Lcannons in normal squads (w/ no SW). just 10 bodies and a cannon. they almost always fire the whole game.
back in 3ed, triple las HW squads were great, but those days are over now lascannons are too valuble to us to put them in such a fragile squad. unless your oppoent has no long range weapons, or is a lil slow. those 110+ pt 6 man squads will be toast
My vote is for the autocannon.