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Commissar Davis
10-06-2015, 22:37
In a quandary regarding which Medusa to take, the tank (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Guard/Astra_Militarum_Tanks/ARMAGEDDON-PATTERN-MEDUSA.html) or the artillery carriage (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Guard/Astra_Militarum_Emplacements/HEAVY_ARTILLERY_CARRIAGE_WITH_MEDUSA_SIEGE_GUN.htm l)?

The difference, other than one is T7 W4 and one is 3HP and a mobile tank, is about 50 points.

What are the forums thoughts on this?

Formerly Wu
10-06-2015, 22:48
I'd say the tank. The Earthshaker platform can get away with being immobile thanks to long range and indirect fire. The Medusa doesn't have those luxuries.

I love the look of the Medusa, but it's always been a bit of a head-scratcher. A heavy, siege-focused gun that can't outrange basic support weapons and is mounted on flimsy or immobile chassis doesn't seem like it would be much use.

Althenian Armourlost
11-06-2015, 00:47
If you have the money, go with a squad of 3 earthshaker carriages as you can give them orders from a company command squad.

Commissar Davis
11-06-2015, 10:29
A DIMACHAERON is regularly used by one of the Tyranid players, so not sure if the tank is going to be tough enough. I have something like 7 autocannon on Chimera, so range is not the biggest issue and nor is mobility (the artillery will sit backfield with Sabre platforms) the issue is surviving long enough to kill the big tough things.