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i know that this is an emotive topic however i would like to point out some thing
once you have modeled the bloody thing (ie the aforementioned anhialator) you cant change it
so choose wisely
these are the facts
lascannon st 9 1 shot only
heavy bolter st 5 3 shots
in game terms this means that the anhialator will have either 3 or 7 shots per turn
now what sounds better to you?
now get this the above facts mean that you can either kill upto 3 or 7 of the enemy troops per turn
on most vehicles ie transports war walkers skimmers of all types and even dare i say it the arse of most tanks the heavy bolter can damage these, even if it is only a glancing its the chance to do it 3 times per heavy bolter, now even for the most unlucky of us the law of averages has to come into it at some point. And against tau tyranids, imp guard, eldar, dark eldar, even necrons, how many shots would you prefer to have? ONE or THREE gentle people i rest my case it is now up to you to decide
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It is a personnal preference thing, but also you need to consider what your opponent uses, as a basic rule though
the annh is a tank hunter as such the bolters are a waste, take las cannon,
the destructor is more anti troop so deservers the bolters although that Ac can still damage tanks so it is worth considering las
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anhialator with bolterz
I cant decide. I like them both. The las is always good to have and the heavy bolter just give you that extra chance to kill another guy(or wound them). sorry but I cant choose somone please guid me!
I agree, it depends on your opponent. If I was up against someone using lots of units with 2+ or 3+ armor saves I'd probably opt for the lascannons; there's nothing like cutting down high-cost units to demoralize your opponents. On average you'd have to hit a terminator 6 times with a hvy bolter in order to score one kill; that means two rounds of sustained fire to kill one unit. The lascannons gives you a slightly better kill ratio even with the slower rate of fire taken into account. OTOH, if I was up against lightly armored or higher troop numbers (tyranids, orks, eldar, IG, etc) I'd probably opt for the heavy bolters.
You also get much better range with lascannons so the terrain & mission type also makes a difference; large, wide open spaces with plenty of distance in between my deployment zone and the enemy's make lascannons a better option.
Against Necrons the Hvy Bolter is next to useless. I'd go with the lascannons any day.
go with the lascanons and use it as an anti tank ( works great)
dude, it depends on what army you playing against, if you are playing against a infantry heavy army use bolter, tank=lascannon
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lascannons kill troops but not in large numbers (i.e 1 troop vs 1 las cannon= dead troop)
20 hostiles vs ur lascannon = oh crap :o