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Hey guys, i like artillery so i was wondering how good spear chukkas are, as in how effective and whether or not they really effect the outcome of the battle. My main questions are?
Do you use them only if the enemy has artillery or steam tanks and such?
Are they good against infantry?
Also, i am taking two right now but kinda want to bump it up to 4, looking forward to hearing about yalls experience with these gobo death machines. Thanks a ton.
They are VERY useful. I find that a pair more often than not pays for itself in a game. And if not, its<100 points. They aren't quite AS good as they used to be vs infantry, when ranks had to be only 4 wide to get the bonus- made it possible to kill off 25% of the unit with 1 shot!
But still, a battery of 4 should be pretty effective. I tend to use other things for my specials, but I have nothing against taking lots of artillery in a gobbo army. As I always say:
EVERYTHING COUNTS IN LARGE AMOUNTS!
EDIT: Oh, and I've had a bolt thrower kill a chaos lord twice in 2 games vs the same opponent, the one time the crew ran him clean off the board
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How good are they compared to a single rock lobba? (ie the same number of slots)
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
I'd put them pretty much on a par really. the rock lobba can potentially do more damage, but the chukka has strength in numbers, and by splitting them can bring more units to bear in their fire arcs. Tough one to call that. I personally use a slots worth of both if I take war machines!
That question is heavily influenced by one's own aptitude with range guessing! =) I prefer the spear chukka as I feel it is more threatening to Characters mounted on Large Monsters, GDs, etc.
Very true, I do seem very able to guess ranges well. I have been known, oon my day to guess further than 24" to the nearest 1/4"
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In 2000 or less and with my love of blackorcs and squigs id go for spear chukkas, based on me and artillary dice dont get on well (empire second army steals my gobbo misfire luck).
In short spear chukkas wont kill themselves rock lobbers can and in my case do.
was in wrong place
Last edited by Moskov Humperdink; October 15th, 2008 at 18:01. Reason: was in wrong place
erm how do i move that to be its own topic
Taxi for Moskov
nvm now i figured it out
Last edited by Moskov Humperdink; October 15th, 2008 at 18:02. Reason: Figured out how to change it
I like the spear chukkhas, I had one that missed a bunch but its last shot killed its points worth. 2 spear chukkas can be better than a rock lobber since they dont scatter and dont misfire. But obviously the rock lobber can do more damage