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Which heavy weapon do I think is most underated?
Plasma Cannons. It's an ap 2 blast weapon and any decent player should have it cover it's cost in the first turn. It is definently worth it, even with the get's hot rule.
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The most underrated weapon is the missle Launcher. Why? Many people, myself included, at one time or another disregarded the ML because it lacked sufficient power to bust a Land Raider. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't have other uses. Medium armor, MEQs, and low armor, horde armies. And it is much cheaper than a Lascannon.
My next choice would have been multi-melta.
I agree with the plasma cannon. It does awesome against any troop and heavy. I like the template, and the range is quite good too. I love it when the IG and Orks bunch up too. I melt 'em all down with my plasma cannon.
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I love my Devistator Squad with 4 x Missile Launchers, I have yet to meet something they can't deal with. With "Tank Hunters" the squad costs 224pts and can easily break down LRC's!
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I think the heavy flamer is underrated and under used.
hell, its an ASSAULT weapon. If you used your dev squad as a close combat support squad they would rock! especially against anything with a 4+ save!
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I think the missle launcher, very flexible and cheap to field. what i can't believe is alot of people think the plamsa cannon is overated, with the way templates work now its hard to get two models, imo its now one of the worst heavy weapon choices and i'm a dark angels player...
I personally would say the heavy bolter. Most Space Marine players tend to ignore it in anything but a scout squad or a landspeeder.
I've personally found that a devestator squad with 4 of them is devastating to horde armies.
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I said Plasma Cannon, because you always hear about how many points they take up, but rarely hear about how useful they can be (even against stuff other than deepstriking terminators).
Second would have to be the much maligned Multi Melta. If you have any fear of an assaulty Carnifex getting near you, a dev squad of MM's will surely help you sleep better at night.
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Heavy Flamer, definently. As someone else said, get it on a team you assualt with anyway and it will make your day.
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plasma cannons definetly. EVen though you tend to only get 1-2 in a blast, a cheap one in a tactical squad can make them very discouraging to come up to. I just don't think they make up their points in a devi squad.
just a Q though.......devestators get heavy flamers?! I don't remember even seeing a model like that before. Only termies and landspeeders get heavy flamers I believe.
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