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Why is everyone dissing shotguns there great as long as your not TAILORING... Vote now i perosnaly love them!
I love shotguns, they are dam cool to have on scouts and they make them look rather thugish.
The reason noone takes them is because they are pants compared to the other weapons they can take, if you want shooting take bolters or sniper rifles, of you want assault take BP and CCW.
The harsh truth is that they just don't cut it when they are strength 3.
Bolt Pistols + Close COmbat Weapons can do everything shotguns can and give you an extra attack in close combat as well. Its pretty much a no brainer especially since bolt pistols actually have an AP value.
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Efficiency VS Point Cost VS Ease Of Use - Your best bets:
1) Chaplain led Assault squad - 2 plasma pistols, powerfisted sergeant
2) 8 man Devastator squad - 4 missile launchers
3) Land Speeder Tornado - HB + AC
Well, this is sorta off-topic but you can equip IG veterans with shotguns. Because of the new rapid fire rules, this is only a good option if you want a couple for extra firepower in a CC veteran squad (not a good idea) or in a jungle fighters list where they are just as good as lasguns (moving=2 shots at 12") excpet that they allow you to charge and finish off a weakened enemy.
For Marines, no. As has already been stated before, there are much better weapon options though I would like to see str 4 shotguns with a bit of ap and maybe a couple special rules to make it worthwhile. :yes:
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Shotguns are sweet as hell, but unfortunately they are crap. especially now that any rapid fire weapon can move and shoot 12". i think they should be strength 4 myself.
Yes, in comparison to a bolter you'd expect a shotgun to pack more "punch" even if they are range limited. This is something I think Games Workshop have needed to change for a long time - I doubt it will happen of course
It is tempting to make a beefy shotgun conversion though and count it as another weapon that would have similar characteristics...
i think shotguns should be D3 shots and +1 to any cover save, then people would actuall use them to effect
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fluffy yes. Useful no. That 'bout sums it up. If they were to do anything with a shotgun I would increase the strength as you get closer, representing more of the spread hitting your target. i.e strength 3 at 12 inches strength 4 at like 8, strength 5 at 6 and so on. 'course thats to complex for most of the dimwits that seem to play this game oh well.
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