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    Tooled up falcon?

    I saw a poll the other day asking what the best tank in warhammer was, and most of the votes went to the "tooled up" falcon. I was wondering what gear defines a "tooled up" falcon?
    Also is a "tooled up" falcon suitable for carrying fire dragons around or should i go for a cheap troop carrier falcon?

    Ive got 180pts left for this falcon, which in my eyes must meen its gonna have alot of upgrades

    Any help would be great thanks

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    A standard "tooled up" falcon has holofields and spiritstones. for 180pts you can get both and even vectored engines if you wish.
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    cool... thanks

    what weapons do people recomend. I already have an anti tank wraith, and falcons have pulse lasers.

    Thanks again

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    I personally like having my falcon taking up the anti-heavy infantry role coupled with a small load of firedragons so the compliment each other, as well as give a very viable option for knocking out a tank:

    Falcon - Starcannon, Shuriken Cannon under-mount, Holofield, Spirit Stone


    Another favourite of mine is having 5 Dire Avengers and an Exarch with Bladestorm and Duel Shuriken Catapults in a Falcon, as you can guess it's mainly used for anti-infantry:

    Falcon - Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon under-mount, Holofield, Spirit Stone


    Keep note that these set-ups come up to just as much as a full squad of aspects in a wave serpent, however you do benefit from having 2 scoring units instead of 1, as well as being able to potentially target two different units reltively effectively.
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    heiromyo put up the 2 best falcon set ups, if you must use your falcon as transports, which IMHO is a waste in many cases, and what you are transporting is assault troops (harleys for example) then Vectored engines should be added, but otherwise, as above
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    can i ask if it a waste to use a falcon for transport purposes why take one at all why not just use a fire prism or wave serpent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    can i ask if it a waste to use a falcon for transport purposes why take one at all why not just use a fire prism or wave serpent
    the falcon is more resilient because it has more weapons to destroy then the fire prism, and most will say that prisms are best used when you can field two of them. in most cases, for transport the serpent will be better, but the fire power cant be matched.

    when weapons start to get destroyed, the prism will be left dead in the water, while the falcon still has a lot of fight left in em. by the same token the prism is a little more versatile with its range and ability to switch strengths and blasts.

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    To elaborate with holofields weapon destroyed results are more common than immobilized and destoryed results. (5 in 36, 3 in 36 and 1 in 36 chance per glance respectively) Hence it's likely to come up.

    My advice on troops in falcons is that optimally it should work with the rest of your army. If you run a falcon up all on it's own with troops you'll usually be taking a lot of plasma fire and stuff. With a 1:9 chance of getting dropped the falcon will fall before too long (well sometimes the dice will like you and your frustrated opponent will just glance it twelve times and then you'll tank shock one of their units off the board).

    However I've had great luck with transporting troops when really pressing on an enemy flank with the falcon along with other swift units. Tying up the units that could plasma the falcon with things like scorps or spears.

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