Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

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Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby NobleSavage » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:59 am

Is it worth the points to buy plasma pistols for assaulty-type marines--specifically Khorne Berzerkers? (I think you can upgrade two 'zerkers with them. Of course I'd give them the flamer--if they can get it, I don't have my 'dex with me.)

They're a good chance to autokill at least one model during the assault, but the sqaud might only fire the dang things once a game... anybody have thoughts either way?
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby Thunderjaw » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:02 am

You can't get the flamers... Zerkers have horrible weapon options...

As for the plasma... in my experience it just takes you out of charge range. With random charge ranges in place now, I personally wouldn't worry about them, though I'd consider them versus certain targets. If I knew I was probably going to have to charge terminators I'd probably take them and shoot them, but against most other foes it feels like a waste of 20 points.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby mace_ace » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:22 am

Yeah I'd skip them.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby Brutal Legend » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:15 pm

Ditto. There are much better ways to spend 15 points.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby mace_ace » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:49 pm

If anything possibly on a multi wound model, but in a single gle would elite trooper? Nah.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby SRM » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:45 pm

I give them to units that are already shooting tons of plasma shots or Dark Angels who get to benefit from BS2 overwatch as well as the plasma theming of the chapter. I've given them to units in the hopes that they'll bust a transport with them and charge the contents or whatever but it doesn't usually come in handy. You're lucky if you get more than one shot with each in a game, and if you are that probably means you're not in assault enough.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby NobleSavage » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:54 pm

Lil' Angron: "Gosh, thanks, Roadblock! Now I know not to waste points buying plasma pistols for assault units!"

Roadblock: "That's right, Lil' Angron. Now you know... and knowing is half the battle!"

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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby Thunderjaw » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:20 pm

I believe Major Bludd would have been more appropriate for the World Eaters...
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby najatuw4646 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:18 am

You can't get the flamers.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby mace_ace » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:18 am

Right, that was covered on January 14th.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby afeinman » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:23 pm

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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby Thunderjaw » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:05 pm

I'm pretty sure you can't get the flamers.
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Re: Plasma Pistols on Assault troops

Postby mace_ace » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:35 am

Good job everybody. See you in another six months.
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