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Am going to be buying 10 Immortals and a Cryptek for my next 'batch' of figures and I really cannot decide to equip them with Blasters or Carbines.
Which do you guys use and why?
Thanks in advance for any responses
They both have advantages and disadvantages. Tesla Carbines have the advantage of range since they're assault weapons, giving them an effective threat range of 30" with movement, and the Tesla rules allows them to dish out more shots than Gauss Blasters at a distance. However, Gauss Blasters have AP 4, making them more useful against light infantry (granted, this isn't a big advantage, since 3+ is most of what you'll face), are much more powerful within Rapid Fire range, and retain their usefulness against vehicles thanks to the Gauss rule. Overall, I like Gauss Blasters better due to their ability to help stunlock vehicles. I might switch to Carbines vs. Grey Knights or Necrons, since Grey Knight vehicles are all-but-guaranteed to ignore stunned and shaken thanks to Fortitude, and Necrons have a better-than-average chance thanks to Living Metal.
One thing I've read people are doing is running their Immortals with a Phaeron for CC support and the Relentless USR. Relentless + Gauss Blaster > Tesla Carbines by a long shot, albeit more expensive.
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i have been having great success with 10 immortals with teslas and a cryptec with the veil of darkness.
one turn you can clear off an objective only to teleport someplace else and clear off another point of interest only to telepot BACK to the original objective to take it being troop choices now (not the only use)
If you have a phaeron or veil of darkness. Definitely go gauss.
Otherwise Tesla is probably the better option.
gauss + veil of darkness is a no no, to make use of the bounce and shoot with the veil you will need assault weapons hence the Tesla + the Veil.
5-man tesla unit + cryptek with tremor stave is great for objective sitting. Otherwise gauss all the way.
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I think you can go either way it just depends on how you use them. If they are going to be with a Phaeron then go gauss, if they are just going to be walking around go tesla. My favorite tactic is a 10 man squad with gauss a Phaeron and a Cryptek with tremor stave. Lock a hard hitting unit down with the stave and get 2 rounds of gauss shots on them.....and if you have a stalker those shots including the stave shot could all be twin-linked....OUCH.
So the real Q is how do you plan to use them?
So, if I only buy 10 Immortals I obviously need to give them one or the other, but I can't decide. The Veil of Darkness and Tesla Carbines seems like a good option, though!