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I was kinda reading my codex, as usual, and when I arrived at the hammerhead, I thought
: "you know, it's sad actually. I would like to use Ion Cannons, but the power of a Railgun makes the Ion cannon stand in the shadow."
How would you guys like a Broadside battlesuit with Ion Cannon? I know I would use it
It could certainly make things interesting, however i would only take it if i had the spare heavy support space and didnt have the points to spare on another railhead. I think if broadsides had the ability to use the submunition shot, but cost slightly more in points, more people would choose this as an option, and then field an ionhead aswell.
I actually think this would make them less likely to be targeted as well as they would not be so feared as an anti armour unit, obviously something would need to be developed to compensate for the lack of choice for anti armour, maybe another light tank (like a predator with say AV12 max) and railgun or ion cannon but no subs option.
Oh and obviously the subs would not be twin linked but BS4 the same as the Hammerhead.
So... What you're saying you want another Hammerhead tank with the same weapons, but without the Sub option? And armor 12? Sounds to me like a bad hammerhead...
No but seriously, if Pirahnas had Ioncannons or similar stronger guns and maybe slightly higher armor then they could easally fill that role. I hate them anyway so a change of weaponry on them would be appriciated.
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I think the subs round would be a better choice for the XV88 than an Ion cannon, for one a twin linked ion cannon would be to accurate and overpowered, so a 3 shot ion XV88 does not sound so good but the subs round would make the XV88 a very usefull counter infantry / hoard unit.
I think you Have to take another look at the Ion Cannon, it's as big as a Xv8! .
Modding it down to a size where a broadside could use it would be a major operation. I would love to have an Ion Cannon capable 88, but the energy requirement is just too high.
A light tank mounting one on the other hand, Dangerous. I wouldn't even require it to improve Armour. with the skimmer rules and that devistating weapon I think it would be cool.:rolleyes:
Even better, Squad size 5.:shifty:
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Heavy Burst Cannons with incredible inproved range. in squads of 5?........ no. That's overpowered. also, I think a light armoured tank would melt cause of the heat of the weapon.
btw, we DO have 2 tanks, there's the skyray also. don't get me wrong, I hate the stupid thing.:wacko:
I think an Ion cannon is way too big for a Broadside, but if Broadsides could get an Ion Rifle instead of Railguns it might actually get me to field them.