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    Devastator Box

    I was just curious if anybody could tell me what comes in the devastator box. It says it comes with parts for a 5 man devestator squad, but doe sit come with 1 of each weapon type or does it contain more than one of each type of gun. Would i be better off to buy the metal blisters

    I play dark angels and want to make a squad of devastators with 2x plasma cannons, 2xlascannons. would this be a reasonable squad?

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    I could be mistaken but I think that the boxed set has one of each, ML/LC/PC/MM. I dont like that config. So I would recomend buy'n the lot piecemeal and getting what you really want.
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    The Long Fangs comes with Lascannon, MultiMelta, Plasma Cannon, and heavy bolter. - You don't have to use the Space Wolves accessories. This would be an option if you wanted a heavy bolter, not a missile launcher.

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    the only advantage the devastator box has over just buying the 4 blister packs of whichever heavy weapon you want, is that it comes with one extra marine. I would just buy the packs of which weapon you want.

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    The devastator box comes with a missle launcher, heavy bolter, lascannon, and a plasma cannon. NO multi-melta.

    If you're ever curious about what comes in a box, go to http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us, browse to the product you want to check out, then click on the little wrench end icon. MOST of the time, it will show you a pic of the sprue itself. it loads kinda slow, so give it a second, but here, for examples are the dev box set sprue-

    http://store.us.games-workshop.com/s...ItemNav=302206
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    As far as the configuration that you want to take goes, I would strongly reccommend just buying your pieces individually.Even though it will cost more than buying the box, in order to get the squad you want, you're still going to have to buy 2 blisters. At that point, you more or less reach the cost of buying 4 blisters (or more). Just stick with the blisters, buy the ones you need, and get a normal tactical squad box to flesh out the rest of the squad if need be.

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    I have 3 plasmacannons and 2 lascannnons, if your interested.
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    its not a bad config, but the plasma are really anti troop where as the las are anti tank...so its a bit of a conflict of intrest....i generally like to go all one type of weapon in the squad (or mix in ML because they are so freakin versitile)....but if youre going after lots of open toped or light vehicles, or a ton of Armor 2+ monsters then this combination would be excellent

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    tactical squads get lascannons and plasma cannons a lot cheaper than dev squads ... i would just about always put 4 missile launchers in my dev squad, and make a few 100 point tactical squads...5 marines, 1 lascannon and 1 plasmagun.

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    I would rather make that 6 marines, since they are more survivable concerning scoring units. Even numbers are IMO the best to use: 6,8 or 10.

    As for devastators, Lascannons are so freaking expensive that Missile Launchers are probably our best bet(Edit: pointswise, not moneywise). However, these cannot be bought separately except when ordering the "Space Marine Special Accessory Sprue" from GW's mail order/online store. Otherwise you'll have to buy tactical squad packs or devastator squad to get them.
    Last edited by Viktor; July 16th, 2005 at 12:21. Reason: Clarification
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