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I'd like to know, if it would be wise, to place three weapon systems on a Shas'o?
I'm going to take a HW MT, and I'm quite aware I'll be able to fire only two systems a turn.
Now, my current model was built as a Shas'el, and as a Fire Knife (MP & PR). If a third system is ok, what should I take?
I was thinking of a burst cannon, since I do have Firestorm suits (which have worked to great effect).
Thanks in advance for the help/suggestions/opinions.
Last edited by MaleOpener; September 6th, 2009 at 15:50. Reason: typos
i wouldnt think its a very smart idea. it'll probably leave u defenseless in the enemies turn, and given as uve said that the mulit-tracker only allows 2 weapons a turn, i dont really see the point.
There are three kinds of people in this world, those who can count and those who cannot.
The usual format is MP/PR/FB/HWMT which renders the suit a jack-of-all-trades, capable of taking on anything that comes its way. At the start of the game, the HWMT allows the two longer ranged weapons (MP and PR) to engage the enemy, while in the later stages it allows the FB and PR to be very effective against the close enemy. The problem is that the suit is reliant on ML help to gain the BS5 level, or else you are forced to take a Shas'O for the same BS.
They can work though, but IMO they're just a little harder to get the best out of what is an expensive unit.
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You should talk to Skarsgard about this one. He's the master when it comes to the tri-weapon Shas'O. If I were to take a tri-O I would use the same weapon configuration as Eiglepulper suggested, and I would take stimulant injectors along with a shield drone or two for added survivability. Expensive but very tough.
However, I would never use a Shas'O because it costs so much more for the same offensive output. In my opinion, the XV8's best defense is JSJ. If used correctly the fireknife Shas'El will rarely be shot at, and all those defensive upgrades will be a waste.
All in all I think the points for an 'O are better spent elsewhere.
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See this thread for a quite long discussion about all things Shas'O related including three weapon builds. It got slightly heated but the info is good.
I'm not a big fan of the tri-weapon HQ, but I had a really fun game using the following config for a laugh against my buddies massed infantry IG list.
2 x Shield Drones
It was pretty devastating against the hordes of penal units and stock standard troopers. It was totally a one trick pony though.....way too expensive too.
I am a meat and potatoes 2 weapons guy, but taking three can be fun, plus it provides a bit of variety over my regular games.
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