duz_ Posted July 17, 2017 Share Posted July 17, 2017 It has come to the Commissariat's attention that some of you have not being keeping up with your regular training requirements. As such we intend to rectify this immediately by commencing an intensive re-education of the command corps. Failure will not be tolerated! This will be a weekly series of threads aimed at discussing the units available to the Astra Miliatrum in 8th edition. This can become a resource for those finding their feet in 8th and our brothers in arms who have joined the fight in the glorious Imperial Guard. The next series will cover our main battle line units, Troops! This particular thread will be dedicated to Heavy Weapons Squads. As with the Special Weapon Teams, when the Platoon organization was split Heavy Weapon Squads have been moved to the Heavy Support slot. Having always liked maxing out my Heavy Support slots with vehicles, so this new designation this has caused a dilemma for me. I did like running these Squads in 7th edition on occasion, mainly for fun. Now however, if using a standard Brigade Detachment, I'm not sure if I want to push out my Basilisk, Wyvren or Leman Russ' to accommodate these. The removal of instant death has certainly helped them, as with the order system and split fire. I do have 2 Autocannons and 1 Heavy Bolter in my Mordian force, which I figured would always be grouped together if I played them, now that's less of a concern to me thanks to split fire. Orders + Yarrick seem a good combination to sure up the output of these weapons on our BS4+ troops. I have heard others comparing Mortar teams to Wyvrens in terms of effectiveness. Personally I love my Wyvrens, so I'm not sure I'd pass them up. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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