Bolt pistol v. Hellpistol

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Bolt pistol v. Hellpistol

Post by mrazek22 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:09 pm

So, just realized my Tempstors don't HAVE to use the plasma pistols to have a good time. That being said, where do you fall on the Bolter v Hellgun pistols debate?

I love the fact that the Bolter pistol lets my Tempestors engage at range with the squad, even if only for 1 stat wise pathetic shot. But the Hell Pistols seem to bring the pain to heavy save units, with their AP. Then again, if I'm using the Hellpistol, I'm in close combat, where I don't want to be.

What are your Tempestors packing? Not Primes mind you, those get Staves or nothing.

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Re: Bolt pistol v. Hellpistol

Post by Raschier » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:50 pm

My tempestors use the bolt pistol for the range, because 6" is just to damn close for my liking. And while the AP of the Hot-Shot is nice, the S is not good enough, since most heavy infantry is T4. So with a Bolt Pistol I'll be wounding them on 4's instead of 5's and normal infantry on 3's.


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