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Ok, the chimera is a fantastic tank, it has as thick of armor as a dread on the front and can mount more shots than any other transport, save for the land raider crusader. But I have always hated the mult-laser, now i know its good and i know its worth it, but i think the chimera would look a heck of alot better with a turret mounted autocannon. Does anyone use the turret mounted autocannon? How does it compare to the multi-laser, or twin heavy bolters?
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well i dont play ig but i would get the auto cannon. my freinds chaos army wrecks with them. even your bs3 they still are awsome. you get more ap and more strenght with minus 1 shot worth it totaly!
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There are many Chimera variants that are legal, they are listed in the Imperial Armor book/codex.
Autocannon, twin-linked heavy bolter, heavy flamer, etc. There are slight upgrades in points for the Autocannon and twin linked Heavy bolter. If you are just thinking troops, the twin-linked HB is best, but overall, the standard Multi-laser and hull HB is my favorite.
I also really like the Hull heavy flamer and heavy flamer turret for one of my Chimeras. I use this for my assault Grenadiers, that I use for taking out infiltrators etc. By the time the Heavy flamers get trough with the enemy, there isn't much left for the troops!
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Hate the multi-laser? But it's such a lovely little weapon! It gives the Chimera a decent anti-veichle ability. Do you know how many Chimeras my Chimeras have taken out/disabled bu shooting at the side armour with the laser?
Originally Posted by Gandhi
If you have a heavy bolter with AP3, I have an IG regiment that would be interested in obtaining it.
Anyway, I love the multi-laser (I usually take a sentinel carrying one as well). The S6 really can come in handy (light vehicles, high toughness foes such as deamons, insta-kill humans and tau). It wounds basic troops as often as an auto-cannon and you get one more shot. Since neither gun will pierce power armour, I'll take the extra wounds from the laser.
Yea, heavy bolters are worse than multilasers against marines, unless you're facing a lot of scouts.
I adore multilasers and teh Chimera is one of my favourite tanks (*drool*). With 6 men on board you can get up to 21 shots. That's what I call firepower!
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Multilasers, you *have* to like them! they're soooooo "guardy"
I mean no one else can take them 'cept IG, and they're always underestimated. but did you realize that a MultiLaser is just as good as a lascannon at taking out SMs ?
1/2*5/6*1/3*3/1= 41% multilaser
1/2*5/6= 41% lascannon
and if the SMs are in cover, then the Multilaser is better than a lascannon at taking out SMs!
as for Multilaser vs Autocannon. the autocannon is only better in 3 things.
1) longer range (not important on chimera since all other weapons (HB/HS) have same range as Multi).
2) better against 4+saves
3) can damage AV13
other than that, a Multilaser will do the job (better imo) and for cheap
as you can see, i get very passionate about Multilasers
don't leave home with out them!
I still prefer the extra shot that the multilaser gives you. Against horde armies the multilaser is just the best. It wounds better than a heavy bolter, and gets more shots than the autocannon, what could you possibly not like about it. It was built for killing unarmoured orks, tyranids and kroot.
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