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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-21-13, 12:41 AM
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My opinion:

Are you BS5 or higher?

Yes: Use the Lascannon.
No: Use the Quad gun.

S9 and AP2 balances out the fewer shots on the damage chart, and the really scary flyers are AV12 anyway, which the quad gun often bounces off.

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this is the chance to deal at least 1 weapon destroyed OR explodes result to a Heldrake:

BS 4

Icarus Lascannon > 3+ to hit > 4+ to pen > 4/6 to ignore the Inv Save > 3/6 rolls on the Chart > 11,111%

Quad gun > TL 3+ to hit > 6 to pen > 4/6 to ignore the Inv Save > 2/6 rolls on the Chart > 14,012%

BS 5

Icarus Lascannon > 2+ to hit > 4+ to pen > 4/6 to ignore the Inv Save > 3/6 rolls on the Chart > 13,889%

Quad gun > TL 2+ to hit > 6 to pen > 4/6 to ignore the Inv Save > 2/6 rolls on the Chart > 15,245%

So the Quad gun has better odds of a Weapon destroyed or Exploded results even with BS 5 and considering that it cause more hull points of damage as well it's well worth the extra points cost.

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Originally Posted by Arcane View Post
What math? As I have explained the combat calculator was built for 5th edition. Firing on vehicles is now different... so unless you're still playing 5th?
Label the weapon as Ap -. That corrects the damage table.

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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-29-13, 12:19 PM
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What would be ideal is to have a unit with Tank Hunter manning the Quad-Gun, that way you get the most chances to do damage.

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