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    Falcon and plasma missles

    I'm away from my rulebook, but is there any reason a falcon couldn't fire off a plasma missle as a defensive weapon?

    I'm not entirly sure you'd want to, but could you? I suppose it would leave the falcon with a S8 weapon after taking a weapon destroyed result, and would give you an extra attack at max range.


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    No problem with plasma.

    I believe the BGB actually uses this an an example, where if you fired a plasma missile it counts as defensive, but if it were a krak missile, it would be offensive (as counted toward weapons available for fire when moving over 6").

    The only problem I have with the EML is that it is a one shot weapon at bs3. :cry:
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    yep....thats right...but not exactly the best weapon to use IMO since the falcon hits only 50% of the time I'd prefer weapons that can fire more than a single shot a turn.
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    yep....thats right...but not exactly the best weapon to use IMO since the falcon hits only 50% of the time I'd prefer weapons that can fire more than a single shot a turn.
    Right.

    Generally, I like the Falcons with 2x Shuriken Cannons. It's cheap and it gives them a nice 8 shots per turn, good for light tanks and not shabby for infantry either.

    Of course, keep it that way. Cheap. Falcons spend most of their time shaken anyway.

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    If carrying a squad, then i'd take the shuriken cannon. If acting as a tank at range then pickup the scatterlaser. You will never not be moving so why pickup the EML?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greymonk View Post
    If carrying a squad, then i'd take the shuriken cannon. If acting as a tank at range then pickup the scatterlaser. You will never not be moving so why pickup the EML?
    The point of this thread is that you can fire the EML while move as it's S4. If you really wanted to keep a falcon at range it might do better as you get an extra 12" and can punch 4+ armor and force pinning tests. And if you lose the pulse laser (all to common) you still have the threat of a s8 weapon.

    Still I deliver troops so I'm leaning towards dual shuri cannons, but it's nice to know I have the option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyside View Post
    The point of this thread is that you can fire the EML while move as it's S4. If you really wanted to keep a falcon at range it might do better as you get an extra 12" and can punch 4+ armor and force pinning tests. And if you lose the pulse laser (all to common) you still have the threat of a s8 weapon.

    Still I deliver troops so I'm leaning towards dual shuri cannons, but it's nice to know I have the option.
    Good call, on the pulse laser being removed.

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