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Since i recently bought a vyper i wonder, what is the best loadout now with 5:th edition? Should you still get the underslung shurican? or is eml the way to go?
the most logical setups appears to be:
1. 2 shuriken cannons. A lot of str 6 hits, great versus most i suppose.
2. shuriken cannon and starcannon. Could work i suppose, and excels versus MeQ
3. shuriken cannon and eml. Eml in plasma mode counts as defensive, so you can move very far and still shoot.
However, all those alternatives would require some conversation for the underslung shuriken cannon. Has anyone done such a mod? then how did you do it? some pictures would be appreciated.
edit: I am planning to get atleast one more and ill most likely give it the same weapon setup. I also already have some antitank in form of a wraithlord.
Last edited by isometric; November 12th, 2008 at 08:05. Reason: adding some more info
keep in mind that you can't fire both shuriken cannons and move at speed since they are S6 and both count as offensive weapons.
i typically take a scatter laser when i take them now, mostly because bs3 is nothing to write home about. BS3 + small pie plate isn't a great combination for scattering either.
your best bet would be to magnetize the top weapon (or make it modular in some other way) and convert up an underslung cannon if you are keen to try those combinations. I've converted underslung cannons on some bikes by taking the plastic cannons, cutting them at the barrel, then taking the shurcats from the bikes and cutting away the barrel on both sides, gluing the cannon on one side and a random bit on the other to preserve balance. Looks pretty much stock.
I agree with KingMob, pin or magnetize those top weapons. Play around with their weapon option until you find what you like, it will vary greatly depending on what else you have in your list. The added benefit is that you aren't tied down to any specific weapon from game to game. Most importantly should any rules change you can refit your Vypers to have the new best weapon; I was sure glad I made mine interchangeable when 5th edition came out a couple years after I made them.
Before GW stopped selling individual bits last year I purchased 6 shuriken cannon metal parts that you get in the shrieker jetbike. These fit but you have to drill or carve a small recess in the viper front armour plate to fit the barrel. I tried just cutting down a spare platic shuriken from the weapon sprue and mounting it under the hull and that worked fine but it took a while.
I still like my 2 shuriken cannon vipers but they are not as tough or fast as they used to be. Deploying them behind cover and shooting through sparse woods seems the best bet to me.
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Seems like everyone thinks pinning/magnetizing is the better option, and it sounds like a good idea to me. And I guess I'll make the underslung shuriken cannon/catapults exchangeable aswell. I suppose ill find my favourite setup after playing a few games. Thanks for the answers
you can gluethe normal shuricannon to the top and glue a second weapon underneath. looks wise a brightlance coming from underneath a vyper is kind of cool