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    Can't decide! Demolisher or Battle Tank

    Here is my army list:


    Doctrines; Mechanized
    Grenadiers
    Close order drill

    HQ

    Heroic Senior officer
    Power weapon
    Bolt Pistol
    2 meltaguns
    2 guardsman
    Chimera
    Multi-laser
    HB hull 190

    3 Sentrinels with lascannons

    165

    Troops


    9 Grenadiers
    1 vet sergeant
    2 plasma guns
    chimera
    multi-laser
    HB hull 205


    10 Grenadiers
    2 plasma guns
    chimera
    multi-laser
    HB hull 205

    Fast attack

    Hellhound
    smoke
    extra armor 123


    Hellhound
    smoke
    extra armor 123


    Sentinels
    3 armageddon 165


    Heavy Support

    Demolisher
    Plasma sponsons
    turret lascannon
    extra armor
    smoke 201

    Demolisher
    Plasma sponsons
    turret lascannon
    extra armor
    smoke 201

    Basilisk
    Indirect Fire 125

    Points 1,700




    I have the demolishers in the setup atm, but I'm not sure if I want the battle cannon's instead.

    The 72" range is unbelievable but Plasma spnsons and the 10 strength 2 ap ordnance is also.

    Today I am going to games workshop to but most of the tanks for this list, I'm not sure if I should get the demolishers or not. . . .

    please help.

    "A good general does not lead an army to defeat just because he knows it will follow." - The Tactica Imperium

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    My HS slot consists of one of each of the tank choices.
    It's worth a krak!

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    IMO, demolisher. It's my personal preference, besides the people I play with quake in their boots when they see 3 demolishers on the field :shifty: but I get what you mean by the 72" range. 24" is awful too close for comfort...

    Unless you keep moving your tanks like, the defensive weapons ain't going to help much anyway. If you're using a Leman Russ just park it at the back of the battlefield and it can keep lobbing ordnance over. Hardly any use of defensive at all. Now, I'm a Demolisher user that keeps them moving, so defensive sponsons come in handy when the risk of scatter is too great. So my Demolisher can double as tank hunter / infantry killer at the same time.

    What I really like is the Str 10 AP 2, but I guess Str 8 AP 3 works as well. It's up to you.

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    I would go for a normal russ over a demolisher as most of the time the extra strength and AP wount help that much as the battle cannon still kills most troops on a 2 anyway and can penetrate power armour where as the demolisher is only better at taking out tanks or squads of
    terminators and how offen will that happen?
    Aslo if you take plasma cannons then the demolisher has to sit on its ass and not move as it cant fire them on the move so your just wasteing points.
    Take a normal leman russ with 3 heavy bolters and you have a tank that is good at killing marines with its battle cannon and good at killing light troops with its 9 heavy botler shots that can aslo be fired on the move.
    "Hey sarge, this lasgun is heavy. I wish we had something lighter."

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    Whoops totally didn't notice that Plasma Cannons are heavy. I guess they work better for Armoured Company then.

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    its really a comfort issue, if you want to charge wih the tanks, then go for teh demolisher, if you prefer to blast a way but hit almost all of teh time, or have a tank with multiple options, the go fot the russ, and last, if you like artillery or to protect your tank, take a bassie with indirect

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJCRaven
    IMO, demolisher. It's my personal preference, besides the people I play with quake in their boots when they see 3 demolishers on the field :shifty:
    that must be awesome... i would love to see your opponents face when those 3 beasts roll forward... priceless

    and rainmaker... stick with the demolishers... its more funner to zoom up n fire rather than sit back and fire... and its probably FUNNIER too
    Last edited by crucial; September 3rd, 2006 at 18:30.
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    one of each

    use one of each,,,thats what a guy at my local gw uses and it works wonderfully(they cant stay away and they cant get close):yes:

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    i have 2 demolisher and a russ, but i think i'd favour a demolisher with 3 heavy bolters.
    it is only 10p more than a russ, but has better armour value. and, its cannon is able to autokill T5 units. true, it has a short range, but you can add 6" movement. So it's not that bad and besides, you can still fire 9 S5 AP4 shots. HBs are the best!

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