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Cannons or baleflamers?

Cannons!!!
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Baleflamers!!!
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Which is better?

Post by Bigfi » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:32 pm

I just got two heldrakes and am torn between the bale flamer and hades cannons. which do you prefer and why?

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Re: Which is better?

Post by Thief of Dreams » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:44 pm

Baleflamer. S6, AP3 with torrent = Bye Bye Marines

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Re: Which is better?

Post by obsidiankatana » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:00 pm

Different guns for different situations.

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Re: Which is better?

Post by Whitewing » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:12 pm

I run with the Hades Autocannon, but that's because I have a Thousand Sons army, I have loads of AP3. What I don't have is a lot of decent anti-tank and anti-flyer, so the Helldrake with Cannon is a great upgrade.
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Re: Which is better?

Post by krisbot4000 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:14 pm

i prefer the flamer. we cant get a str6 ap3 super mobile flame templete on anything else, but you can get AV elsewhere.
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Re: Which is better?

Post by Zero » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:05 am

Baleflamer for sure. The damage it can cause is huge, while the Cannon can only really do a reasonable amount of damage, but huge > reasonable any day.
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Re: Which is better?

Post by jmaddux » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:39 am

Baleflame for ever!!!!!!
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Re: Which is better?

Post by Dez » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:17 pm

Baleflamer. It has range, medium strength, ignores cover, ignores most armor at ap3. You can bust open tanks with your 36" movement at Str 7, and position yourself behind the tanks you were shooting at to hit rear armor. Having tried both, I find that the Baleflamer is tactically the superior weapon due to the large amount of choice you have in how to apply its use.
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Re: Which is better?

Post by Bigfi » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:21 pm

Thanks for the responses guys! I'll be going with the baleflamer as i see and struggle with a lot of power armour
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Re: Which is better?

Post by zenmonkey » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:00 pm

well why didn't you mention it?
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Re: Which is better?

Post by Bigfi » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:27 pm

cause i wanted to see what everyone thought about each option. if they said the baleflamer sucks i would have gone with hades autocannon. if i stated what i struggled with people would have probably suggested the baleflamer as a quick fix.

long story short: i was trying to avoid biasing responses
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Re: Which is better?

Post by Todda » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:34 pm

Against any MEQ units, the flamer rules. The cannon is more suited for light vehicles, other fliers, and non-MEQ units.
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Re: Which is better?

Post by obsidiankatana » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:48 pm

Todda wrote:Against any MEQ units, the flamer rules. The cannon is more suited for light vehicles, other fliers, and non-MEQ units.
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