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antin3
27-04-2009, 22:30
A buddy wants to get rid of a couple of basilisks, should I go with them? Have they changed much? Any help would be appreciated.

Atanatos
27-04-2009, 22:34
I´d say: go for them. Basis can now be taken in Squads, which ist kinda attractive for a 240" Gun. No, really, they´ve only gotten better in 5th Ed Guard Dex.

Mannimarco
27-04-2009, 22:44
dont be put off by all the new toys we're getting, the true power of the guard will always be in the tried and tested russ, demolisher and basilisk

heck im only taking them and replacing hellhounds with banewolves

guard players, lets keep it old skool!

Splagbot
27-04-2009, 22:57
Well let me put it like this, they pack big whopping strength 9, AP 3, 36" to 240" range, large blast, barrage 1 cannons and are guaranteed to severly concern even the most experienced general, GW could have stated in official background that every one of them had to be painted pink and I'd still take three.

Mannimarco
27-04-2009, 22:59
its an meq killer and a cheap one at that, load up an them and call your army a siege specialists

there ya go ive just gave you a theme

gojira316
27-04-2009, 23:09
I'd take them and convert them into Medusa's. For ten more points than a Basilisk you get a 36" S10 AP2 Large Blast round and for an additional 5 points you get a 48" S10 AP1 Blast round that gets an extra D6 versus armor.

antin3
27-04-2009, 23:23
How do you convert them into medusas?

Eldoriath
27-04-2009, 23:23
They are still as good as ever, samy stast, same points but now avaible in squadrons which makes them really good. A solid choice, i will use a bassie, two griffons and 1-2 colossus simply to try something different.

Mannimarco
27-04-2009, 23:24
theres a forgeworld kit or you can just clip the cannon down a bit

Raxmei
27-04-2009, 23:25
Basilisks are reasonably good at multiple roles and cheap enough that you don't have to build your entire army around them. I'd say go for it.

sigur
28-04-2009, 00:25
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there ya go ive just gave you a theme

Hooray again for "themed" armies. :rolleyes:



Anyhoo, how much does he charge for the Basilisks and in what shape are they? These should be your considerations as you know what you want with your army.

maelstrom66669
28-04-2009, 00:57
I would definately get em, apparently ordinance doesnt have to roll to hit anymore, I'd take as much as possible.

gojira316
28-04-2009, 03:27
A Medusa has a shorter barrel than a Basilisk. All you'd have to do is cut down the barrel a bit and, possibly, make some small modifications to the chassis. Simple enough.

101st Vostroyan
28-04-2009, 03:43
I would get em" They are cool models and great on the table

Can you still fire directly with them BTW...I would'nt reccomend them if you can only fire min range of 36" If you can still fire directly, then by all means grab em' while you can.:D