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Basically I have two boys from the black reach set sitting infront of me and the chance to chuck on some rokkits instead.
I prefer the ability to take down marines in a single hit, as I've never had luck with big shootas, even with a dreadnaught sporting 3 of them, has taken very little kills.
On the rokkits plus side is the fact it can be used to take down smallish tanks and vehicles, especially pesky dreadnoughts, and the occasional marine cant stand up to that sort of firepower, even killing captains and bosses if they get too close.
What is your opinion of both? In the context of using them in a boys squad only.
In large mobs of shoota boyz I prefer big shootas - they can hurt the same things as the shoota boys, just better. For slugga boyz... well I don't give my sluggas special weapons, but I can see where a rokkit amongst them would give you a pot shot once or twice a game, but they should only be shooting if they're not running or already in assualt (ie. if they're assualting this turn) and if you need S8 to hurt whatever you're assualting you probably shouldn't be assualting it w/boyz. Similarly, I don't put the rokkits in the shootas because if you need rokkits to hurt what you're shooting, you should be shooting it w/something else.
Last edited by Courtsloth; October 20th, 2008 at 06:24.
Two's to kill. Ahh, sweet sweet music.
actually the running conundrum is a very good point, I totally forgot all about that.
So unless mounted in a trukk they SHOULDN'T even have a chance to shoot the gun.
Point well taken, but then why does the black reach set have it? just for looks because it can't do much for functionality.
Youch the big rokkit v Big shoota question... one they may never be answered other then by preference.
I think a rokkit has more versatility, due to it being able to kill a MEQ or a tank/vehicle.
I also do not run special weapons in my slugga mobs with running now, But find Rokkits great in groups like kommandos, or on warbuggies.
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Yeah I totally forgot about the use of the run rule... with that being mentioned I have 3 big shoota boys now and no squad to really put them in, but I can't see the effectiveness of a full blown shoota squad no matter how hard I look.
i only use Rockits on my Kill Kans, piloted by gretchin meaning they have 1 BS more than other orks,
in my mobz of slugga boyz i don not use special weapons,
just a bunch of boyz and a nob with PK,
when you want something shooty, take tankbusta's and loota's
30 Shoota Boyz w/3x Big Shootas, Nob w/PK+BP, and a KFF Big Mek in tow has done very well for me, especially when they're acting in support of 2 big Slugga Boyz Squads. They help loosen things up before the Sluggas get there and/or clean up the remains of broken squads while the KFF gives cover to the squads up front.
Two's to kill. Ahh, sweet sweet music.
hmm that sounds like a good idea court, I'll have to try it sometime soon.
And kans are better for rokkits I've noticed, but not sure of the cost, but that grotz00ka is really painful and should be used more often
I can't see the value of the rokkit upgrade in a boyz squad either. I do have rokkits on my trukks, but its really only because the models I bought had them already and I can't change em now. However, its not that bad, as the trukk can do its thing and mabye take out something once its delivered the real payload.
I think its better than a big shoota on a trukk, but the problem is that the trukk is such a big target early and goes down fast.
I unfortinatly swear to the random rokkits in my boy'z squad. I've felled tanks, termies, put wounds on characters. One time, i kombie rokkited a warboss's shoota. There was this chaos lord with every mark for CC and every piece of wargear for S and T, plus a demon weapon ready to take a whole flank of boyz with him in a game i was playing. Took some slugga pot shots at him, nothing happened. Took the kombi rokkit and thought "why not?". i rolled a 5 to hit, and a 2 to wound, but that's all I needed. The lord failed his 5+ invuln, and bye bye 200 pt monstrosity! (instaaaa kill)
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