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Going along the lines of my other "Hellhound Questions" thread, I have a few questions about a basilisk.
If you choose Indirect Fire, it is counted as a barrage weapon with minimum range of 38" right? Is that only when you dont have line of sight or is it that its always counted as a barrage weapon once the indirect fire rule has been purchased? I.E. Without indirect fire you can only shoot with line of sight. With indirect fire you can shoot with or without LOS but both times they are counted as being barrage? I hope I am making myself clear .
How effective are Basilisks btw? I will be having a game VS. Orks and Daemonhunters and thought it might come in handy, no?
Any tactical advice?
if you purchase indirect fire you can still use regualar los shells
dont know how handy theyll come in thought
"My troops can eat their belts. But my tanks gotta have gas."
General George S. Patton
"They have a gun called the death arc!They are now my favorite 40k race!"me quoting about the xenarch
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Yeah, they're good vehicles, I want to get some.
Ok If I'm understanding your question right, here is the answer to your first question:
You can fire directly at any range as long as you see your target. Fireing directly is more accurate, but does not benifit from the barrage rules (ie no pinning.)
Over 3 feet you can fire indirecty wether you have line of sight or not. It is less accurate than direct fire, but it does count as an ordinace barrage with the pinning test with -1 to leadership.
For tactics, always buy the direct fire upgrade. Place it as your last heavy support choice to minimize your opponents ability respond to it's placement. And try to place it in locations where it cannot be seen by the enemy, but where it can see across much of your own battle line. This way it is protected from the worst of enemy firing, but when the enemy gets close it may still be able to fire at them.
It is a solid choice of tanks. Cheep and effective, but easily killed.