See now there I disagree. From my experience the infantry squads usually can not shoot anything else. Especially in opening turns their 24 inch guns are complete bunk if you use your deployment zone correctly. A fire turn maelstrom of las cannon shots (hopefully) will damage tanks in such a way that you can move on to other targets-as they get into range.I usually put them in command squads first and then into infantry squads if I feel I need more. Anti-Tank squads present too much VP density to the enemy, and 10 man infantry squads waste too much potential damage output if all they shoot at is a tank.
Neither. Hardened Vets infiltrate and have a BS4. They have bodies for the meat shield, but don't make a line squad static.Do you feel that the lascannon is better in line squads or in groups as anti-tank units. Thanks for any advice.
I don't really think its a waste its not like every turn your las guns are in range anyway. If you have enough squads you should be able to handle enemy armor before your linemen even get in range....Half of the time whats going to happen is your 1 heavy weapon is going to shoot at a tank and miss while the rest of the squad stands there and watches. What a waste of fire power! now when you deck them out for troop killing, everyone gets to party with the heavy weapon and you stand a chance of doing more damage over all.