Xethemez said:Hi ShadowcatX. Next time you start a thread, please use the search function to see if the topic has already been debated and post there. If you had, you might have realised that there have been 2 threads started on this topic in the space of a week. This saves us rehashing the same themes over and over, and also allows for a more in debth debate, rather than several small ones.
Right, I've been told. I just felt this question (or at least questions with similar answers) had been answered in detail in previous posts. I felt like I would be saying more or less the same thing for the third time in a week.Knape97 said:Tell you what. Answer his questions, or don't post in his thread.
Leave the moderating to the Mods, thats what we hire em for after all.
To answer your question ShadowcatX, I think these units are one of the best in the guard. It's true that with a low model redudnancy they can be very vulnerable to attack, however - in an infantry army, as long as you have a good balance between support heavy weapons and infantry heavy weapons, you should be fine.ShadowcatX said:I know these squads are capable of laying down an impressive amount of fire, but with the high cost and low person count are these squads actually effective?
You bet they are! Lascannons are a ripper, and it's deadly fun (excuse the pun) to spew out 9 Heavy Bolter shots and maybe re-roll the ones if you've taken Sharpshooters.ShadowcatX said:I know these squads are capable of laying down an impressive amount of fire, but with the high cost and low person count are these squads actually effective?
(I'm still kicking around the idea of an all infantry IG army so that's why I'm wondering.)
Ugh, don't get me started on mortars!Triumph Of Man said:The only one I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole would be the mortars, they aren't very useful. For five points less you could buy a Griffon (AKA, super-non-forgeword-mortar).
Not true.Xethemez said:I wouldn't really take missile launchers either, I've never had a lot of success when I've fielded them in the past - but many people swear by them. They are certainly a relativley cheap anti-tank component at -30pts over a LC squad.
I keep forgetting Lascannons are cheaper for support squadsTriumph Of Man said:Not true.
Rockets support squads are only 15 points cheaper, not 30. Remember the lascannon doesn't get the 5 point GW price hike.