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I was wondering which fully sized squad (with the right upgrades/skills etc.) has the most shots in a normal 40k game? The best I could come up with is the full sized shoota squad for the Orks. They'd have, what, 60 shots in total before adding IC and the like. Is there anything that has more shots than them?
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Colonel Schaeffer, Lieutenant Kage, and Last Chancers of the Imperial Guards may not be the shootiest, but they are among the shootiest and probably are the most versatile. His 20 last chancers can form up to 10 heavy weapon squads. Give each squad a Heavy Bolter and you have 30 HB shots, 10 rapid fire shots, 1 plasma pistol and 1 bolt pistol. Need anti-tank? How about 10 lascannons. How about against termies or Monstrous Creatures? Will 20 rapid fire plasma guns work? They may not have as many shots as the Orks, but at BS4, they'll outshoot them.
Personally I have to put a vote in for Noise Marines.
Incredibly rate of fire, decent offensive out and also - a massive range.
A squad of 10 is like.. 30 shots at full bolter range?
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Farsight with 7 body guards each of them with two gun drones? with the correct weapons it would be 39 normal shots ( 40 in rapid fire range ) from the body guards and farsight with 28 from the drones. ( this is done from memory so the total may be slightly off )
My guess would be the conscripts, but each ten of them count as a squad. Anything above that counts as a platoon. Don't forget you can put five heavy bolters in there too, which makes it 60 shots at normal range and 105 at rapid fire range.
stealth teams get 3 per model but are limited to 6 models per unit so they can't compete. I had to use a SC to get the 8 man battle suit unit. Tau get some good rates of fire but hard to get alot of them in one unit.
A full 32 squad of spine gaunts get 64 shots that re-roll to hit.
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If we were going for a model/shots ratio, Dark Eldar Scourges can do alright. 5 Scourges/4 Splinter Cannons = 17 shots at 24".
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As said before, a full Conscript unit cranks out the most shots, especially if tooled up with heavy bolters. The QUALITY of said shots, however, is a wholly different matter...