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Which do you prefer in your shooting retuine? Heavy bolters, or plasma guns? Now I know plasma can overheat but it can also fire when moved, granted a small distance. HB's are weaker, need to be stationary. I think most include the plasma cannon since you can have only one. So I figure what is left is the other two gun servators.
In summary, I'm leaning toward plasma, since I don't play against horde armies. Although, a friend is gathering Orks, but for the most part, it's elite style players and armies. This way I can sit and shoot a pretty good distance, but also move and shoot, or exit transport and shoot. My goal with this squad is elimate heavy shooters in the enemy to clear the way for the deep strike gk team.
geta plasma cannon a multimelta and a heavy bolter that way u have a good mix.
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3 warriors w/ plasma guns
whatever other retinue members
Rhino or chimera
For fighting World Eaters I take an Inquisitor with plasma pistol and bolter, 3 acolytes with plasma pistols, 2 veteran guardsmen with plasma guns, and a plasma cannon. That is 12 plasma shots at 12", and a plasma cannon. Once a squad is in range it is dead. The problem is overheating on acolytes with 6+ saves....
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If you give your =I= a psycannon, and take 1x Plasma Cannon and 2x Heavy Bolters, you've got 4 heavy weapons that all have a 36" stationary range & a total of 10 shots. Thats what I always take. (95 points for all three warriors)
If you know you'll be facing a lot of armor (against IG for example), take 2x Multimeltas instead. You won't get as many shots (6 total), and you'll have to waste more time moving into range of said armor (24" if you want the full force of the retinue) with only the 3 shots of the psycannon while you move. I'd take this when fighting a lot of armor and have the extra points to mount them in a Chimera. (115 points for the three warriors, 185 including a Chimera)