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i've been contemplating the use of heavy bolters in 2 of my 6 man tac squads. the layout is a vet sarge with BP/CCW and 5 bolters...if i add 1 HB to each of these squads then I think that i could rip apart my enemies....
anywyas...i guess my question is...are HBs worth the points in a small tac squad? and if not then what would be a better alternative? thanks
Heavy bolters are generally better in devestator squads of 6 or 8.. You should use your tactical squads for lascannons
I'm a huge fan of heavy bolters, it's probably the Heavy3 thing ripping through infantry like tissue paper, but I can understand people leaving them for Devs and going with a massacre squad
I'm currently building me a Combat Patrol force, and the initial troop squad is
Vet Sgt - BP, PW
3 Marines - Bolter
1 Marine - Plasma Gun
1 Marine - Heavy Bolter
it's a flexible squad able to threaten most things
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For economics sake, I would use the Heavy Bolter in the Tactical Squad as they cost three times as much for Devastators to take. For Dev Squads, fill them with Missile Launchers as they're only double the cost that Tac squads have to spend.
It will be fine if you remeber the weapon serves the squad not the squad serves the weapon. (meaning don't be afraid to move and asault if thats what needs to happen)