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Theres a tournament coming up soon in our area and 2 of the 5 rounds are dawn of war. I have already taken a BSF on my broadsides but am wondering if its worth finding the 10 points to also give my two hammerheads the BSF, just to ensure i get that additional round of str10 shooting at the start. Do people building tournament armies tend to take them?
Tourney lists can include them, but only because they're the cheap way to fill a hard point if you want to get more suits on the table. You have to remember, for 3/5 games, that upgrade will be useless, and in 2/5, you'll only use it for one turn. That's a lot of points for not a lot of gain, really. Mind, I always run an all-comers list anyway and have no tourney experience, so please feel free to ignore me
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I never buy them.
Personal opinion. I cannot comment on the point efficiency. Lots of time I just hold my whole army in reserve to avoid getting shit at, at all in that first turn.
BSFs -- as a hardpoint option on battlesuits -- should pretty much never be bought. Broadsides can NEVER use them in normal games, for example . And because of the distances involved after deployment, really only HQ suits might occasionally get use out BSFs. So ... no.
And if all you want is is a hardpoint option that saves points, I'd go for a flamer instead. Not that flamers are all that useful, but you might as well get something you'll use once every 6 games or so and is still dirt cheap than something you'll never use.
On the other hand, buying hard-wired BSFs -- like on the team leader of your XV88 team with ASS as the 3rd hardpoint -- is a great use of points. Being able to fire relatively effectively after walking onto the table is OK. BSFs are especially handy on hammerheads with multi-trackers because your odds of sighting a target during dawn of war are pretty solid.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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