View Full Version : What's your favorite shooting unit?

Gutlord Grom
16-05-2007, 19:07
What's your favorite shooting unit? It can anything, as long as it's shooting.

My personal favorite is the Venerable Dreadnought with Tank Hunter Veteran skill, a twin linked las cannon and missile launcher./ Has a good chance of killing any tank in the game, and is really hard to kill. Combined with a decent strength, he's pretty good at holding a flank.

16-05-2007, 19:17
A unit of 10 CSM in a rhino with 2 melta guns, and an AC with a power fist.

16-05-2007, 19:19
One platoon of guardsmen, with autocannon and grenade launcher.
knowing my luck with dice will do nothing, but its worth trying

16-05-2007, 19:21
For fun - Ork Flash Gitz - on a good roll they can devastate just about any unit.

For serious - IG Patoon - ML/GL can put some serious hurt on *anything*.

16-05-2007, 19:33
Fully Airborne Imperial Guard Platoon. Six Valkyries, 55 men. :evilgrin:

Vladimir Deathblade
16-05-2007, 19:47
I have two really, and rather hard to chose between.

Either Tau battle suits, or a firewarior FoF squad...

16-05-2007, 19:49
8 Warp Spiders with a Dual Spinner Exarch. EVERY single time they shoot I force my opponent to take a Torrent of Fire save.

16-05-2007, 19:51
I would go with Dire Avengers, or warp spiders. Both are Awesome.

16-05-2007, 19:53
8 tank-hunting havocs with 4 autocannons, usually only take a turn to decimate wich ever tank you shoots at.(except the monolith, that is)


16-05-2007, 20:02
This is the problem with a question like this. Favorite for Torrent of Fire? Favorite for Anti-Tank? Favorite for Anti-Horde? Favorite for Looks? Favorite for fluff? Favorite for Volume of Fire?

Overall, gotta be Fire Prism. Two fire modes good AT, good Anti-Horde, Fast Skimmer, combine fire options. One of the coolest Fluff descriptions in the game, oh and the model (when painted right) looks just dead sexy. If only it could carry troop, sigh....

The Laughing God
16-05-2007, 20:07
5 Necron Destroyers, have to be my favorite.:evilgrin:

16-05-2007, 20:08
Tactical squad of variable size with plasma gun and heavy weapon.

The vindicator may not be the most effective unit, but sure it's the most fun!

16-05-2007, 20:16
Tank Hunting Noise Marine Havocs with an Aspiting Champion holding a Kai Gun and the other marines with Sonic Blasters. Mobile, Anti-tank, Anti-troop

16-05-2007, 20:24
Fully pimped Imperial Guard Platoon. No other troop choice in the game can pump out as many shots!

16-05-2007, 20:35
I like a basic squad of Chaos marines with a plasma gun and heavy bolter. Relatively cheap, and capable of taking on any enemy apart from the heaviest of vehicles. You can also have six squads of them in a normal chaos army.

16-05-2007, 20:40
Fully pimped Imperial Guard Platoon. No other troop choice in the game can pump out as many shots!

Particularly not when they're transported in six Valkyries. :p

16-05-2007, 21:01
A Death Guard Havoc squad with four plasmaguns can dish out some hurtin'...

To themselves AND to others!

16-05-2007, 21:24
Baal predator with sponson heavy bolters. As my buddy Mark says... "That thing's got a whole lot of dang..."

But from a coolness perspective I love a five man SM scout sniper unit.

16-05-2007, 21:25
A unit of Dire Avengers...guided and bladestorming a doomed unit. Particularly Black Templars. :evilgrin:

Wolflord Havoc
16-05-2007, 21:35
Leman Russ Exterminator

Twin Linked AC
3 Heavy Bolters
Heavy Stubber
Extra Armor
Smoke Launchers
Rough Terrain Mod.

I'll have 2 please ;)

The Judge
16-05-2007, 21:38
Gotta love the Dark Reapers with Guide and Fast Shot...

The Dark One
16-05-2007, 21:42
10 wraithguard, you name it they kill it

16-05-2007, 21:45
anything with a heavy stubber, I love killing stuff with a stubber :p

16-05-2007, 21:49
gunfex, when the strangler hits...

otherwise a squig catapult.

Hooter Hunter
16-05-2007, 21:57
I have 2 as well.

1-10 Man squad of Rattlings. They can wound everything from a Grot to a C'Tan and if enough hits wound then even Termies and such ilk are bound to fail their uber saves. Also they are cheap at only 11 pts each. They also cause pinning.

2- An IG Autocannon squad with Sharpshooter Doctrine. Great range, great strength, decent AP, whats not to like?

16-05-2007, 22:13
Unit of 3 Eldar War Walkers, each with 2 Scatter Lasers. Especially fun when backed up by a Farseer with Guide.

I do like the Fire Prism too, though technically I'd have to put that as my favorite two units. Either individual tank hunters or termie killers, or the 'bank shot' for a large blast template of MEQ death.

16-05-2007, 22:29
A Rhino with its Storm Bolter, a pintle-mounted Storm Bolter, and a Hunter-Killer Missile. :cool:

16-05-2007, 22:33
Carnifex ;) Dance like a tank, sting like a nuke.

Perfect Organism
16-05-2007, 22:37
Anything with sniper rifles. Especially Eldar Pathfinders, since they are pretty much the ultimate sniper rifle unit.

16-05-2007, 22:57
My current favourite shooting unit is a Deathwing Squad with an attached Librarian in TDA. Drop them down on the first turn via Deathwing Assault and have your enemy kiss any squad in its way goodbye. Between four stormbolters, and assault cannon and the Librarian's 'hellfire' power (it averages as a heavy flamer with an AP3 or better armour penetration) there is usually little left of the squad it hits one the first turn. Due to the other squad dropping in being CC specialists that can get well over 30 lighting claw attacks on the charge the shooty squad suffers few, if any casualties as the enemy is too busy firing at the other looming threat.

16-05-2007, 23:25

Give it 2 turns to destroy a IG firebase. D6 at every squad will have them all dead or running by turn 2.

16-05-2007, 23:34
A squash court, with a squadron of basaliks at one end of it....

16-05-2007, 23:38
I'm torn between 3 choices,

10 Necron Immortals, Seen these guys kill a tooled up Carnifex in 2 turns.

32 Devourer armed Gaunts, we all know 64 shots are going to hurt, even more with re-rolls on the 'to wound' roll.

Ravager armed with 3 Disintegrators... nothing is more anti Marine as this thing, 9 shots that kill marines dead.

16-05-2007, 23:42
Rippers with spinefists.

Bless their little BS1 hearts.

16-05-2007, 23:46
The Baal predator I'd say.

Overcharged engines, 4 TL assultcannon and 6 heavy bolter shots are quite good for the points.

16-05-2007, 23:49
Obliterators or Stormtroopers.

Oblits because of how effective they are, Stormtroopers because they are just awesome (although not super effective.)

17-05-2007, 02:47
necron destroyers and immortals.

17-05-2007, 03:47
Wolf Scouts.

17-05-2007, 03:51
Fully Airborne Imperial Guard Platoon. Six Valkyries, 55 men. :evilgrin:

I myself am a huge fan of Dark Reapers. Second to that would be my monolith. The destroyer of all that isn't black and green, aka the cron lover's dream. :D

17-05-2007, 04:00
6 Tau Stealthsuits. Either all Burst Cannons, or 5 Burst Cannons, 1 Fusion Blaster.

17-05-2007, 04:09
Tank Bustas, because they can always fall back on slapping da Tank Busta Bombz onto vehicles when they flub.

17-05-2007, 08:15
3 broadside battle suits with plasma rifles

equip option 1 (mobile bunkers)
3 marker drone, 3 shield drone, Leader with HW multi trak and Target Lock

equip option 2 (Pick your Targets)
Leader and suit2 with target locks, suit 3 has marker drones, leader has HW Drone controler with 2 more marker drones and multi track.

equip option 3 (full suppression fire{my personal fav})
3 multi traks, leader has hw drone controler with 2 marker drones, HW targetlock(just in case lol)

Equip option 4 (cheapskate)
none. lol dont even buy the plasmas lol for 210 pts you get 3 twin linked rail guns and 3 twin linked smart missiles with a 2+ armor save. ^_^ can a hammerhead compair to that firepower? dont think so lol o yes dont forget the target arrays, gotta fill that 3rd slot you know ^_^

there are more options than this, these are just a few of my favz

17-05-2007, 08:24
Winged Hive Tyrant with Venom Cannon. Provides fast synaspe, laying out 3 shots capable of destroying medium armor.

17-05-2007, 08:56
Warp Spiders. They're solid in every situation and can take on just about anything with their guns, while being able to avoid assault effectievly.

17-05-2007, 08:56
Brother-Hyuuga, you mean all tanks, Ive taken down a monolith with a tyrant venom cannon!:D

17-05-2007, 09:11
Land raider prometheus 4 twin linked heavy bolters 12 S5 AP4 dice and re-roll misses!!!!

Not to mention the storm bolter just for fun.

17-05-2007, 09:44
Equip option 4 (cheapskate)
none. lol dont even buy the plasmas lol for 210 pts you get 3 twin linked rail guns and 3 twin linked smart missiles with a 2+ armor save.

*cough* Smart Missiles aren't twin-linked.

As for my favorite unit.... Well, yeah, pretty much the same, only I like to deck my Broadsides out with Stabilization and a pair of Shield Drones on the leader.

17-05-2007, 11:32
Fire Dragons: 10 will kill any non GEQ unit with one shot!

17-05-2007, 11:42
10 man dev with 4 plascannons and a vet with plaspistol and boltpistol. with tank hunters.

it dishes hurt,
it hurts itself,
and it draws hurt away from all your other vehicles and squads.

17-05-2007, 12:00
A fully loaded out Guard Platoon all in Chimeras :P

I love Mechanised units :)

Not quite as good as the Valkyries though...

17-05-2007, 12:33
Pimped Wave Serpent - with Shurican cannons primary and secondry. 10 Dire avengers and Exarch and twin catapults with Bladestorm, hitching a ride with a farseer with guide, spirt stones and Doom.

Can we say 30 shots At BS4 with reroll to hit and wound ? Plus 6 S6 shots ontop of that. That gives even Marines something to think about.

17-05-2007, 13:28
My personal favorite (funny) shooters are my Grots :P
Sometimes I buy up to 60 grots into my army for fun, and you've got to love seeing the dismay on a space marine leader's face when 40 or so Grot blastas erupt into their terminator squad, and kill two of them! (If nobody hits, it's still fun!) :D

Slaaneshi Slave
17-05-2007, 13:33
A unit of Divinely Guided Dominions with four flamers, and a vet with combi-flamer. Toasty.

17-05-2007, 13:49
-Two obliterators, sharing the love

or alternatively
a Vanquisher driven by a Tank Ace. BS 4 long range melta gun baby!

17-05-2007, 14:16
Wow, 54 posts and no one has mentioned it...

Flying Tyrant with enhanced senses, 2x Twin linked Devourers, Toxin Sacs and maybe a Warp Field to boot.

12 shots at BS4 and Str5 AP- (:p ) that reroll to hit and wound. :chrome: :evilgrin:

Ive gotten whole Eldar aspect squads get decimated in one turn of shooting from him (or anything with low save/medium model count), and also an Avatar in 2! Plus it comes on a Flyrant :D

17-05-2007, 14:21
Baal Pred wt HV Bolters... 10 shots, move and shoot!

17-05-2007, 14:46
3x Sniper Drone Teams

9 strength 6 shots hitting on a 2+ (average) causing pinning, yes please. Plus the ability to split fire between various units, just brilliant.

17-05-2007, 14:53
fire dragons,

-cause when noone played them and i did, i used to surprize the hell out of tyranid players when evaporating their TMC's, crazy command squads, and death company

17-05-2007, 14:53
A land raider crusader against horde armies:D

Slaaneshi Slave
17-05-2007, 14:55
My battery of 5 Exorcists. :D

17-05-2007, 15:16
Pimped Wave Serpent - with Shurican cannons primary and secondry. 10 Dire avengers and Exarch and twin catapults with Bladestorm, hitching a ride with a farseer with guide, spirt stones and Doom.

Can we say 30 shots At BS4 with reroll to hit and wound ? Plus 6 S6 shots ontop of that. That gives even Marines something to think about.

Only you cannot do that since the latest Rulebook FAQ forbids powers to be cast while the unit casting them or receiving them is in a transport. I know it is stupid but that's how it is.

Great Harlequin
17-05-2007, 16:11
Gunfex - watch those S10 shots fly. :)

17-05-2007, 18:41

very cheap, able to kill just about anything, synapse, avoid insta-kill, look cool, 2+ save

and most of all: always underestimated!!!