Bikes !!! Mount melta gun or hand held ??? Help please - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
General 40k This is the place to talk about everything related to Warhammer 40k.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-02-15, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Warpangel's Avatar
Warpangel's Flag is: United Kingdom
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 176
Reputation: 6
Default Bikes !!! Mount melta gun or hand held ??? Help please

So as it says what's best on CSM bikes hand held or mounted melta/plasma guns
If I've got it right, a mounted melta gun I'll still have an extra attack in CC because the CSM bikes are armed with pistol and CC weapon ????
If hand held I could choose between firing twin linked bolter 24" or melta gun but loose the extra attack in CC

What's the general consensus on this and what's people's thoughts on which set up is better
It's for my Nurgle bikers
Thanks in advance guys
Warpangel is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-02-15, 10:36 AM
Senior Member
Squire's Avatar
Squire's Flag is: Soth Korea
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South Korea
Posts: 533
Reputation: 8

I think mounting on the bike is better because the threat range of a bike with a melta gun is often going to be enough that you won't need the additional range of the combi bolters. Also getting in close enough to hit things with melta is going to mean you are right there for anything that wants to assault your bikes, and that extra attack is going to be useful.

I can't think of an in game situation where carrying the melta gun is preferable, but the biker carrying the gun is obviously easier to model and doesn't require any conversion work.

^ Balanced 40k!
Squire is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-02-15, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Warpangel's Avatar
Warpangel's Flag is: United Kingdom
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 176
Reputation: 6

Yeah cheers thats what I was thinking !
Modelling shouldn't be too hard really just gonna get me some extra melta guns now ha ha
Warpangel is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-02-15, 11:44 AM
Senior Member
neferhet's Avatar
neferhet's Flag is: Italy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Over the rainbow
Posts: 3,694
Reputation: 57

in fact it all depends wheter you want your bikers in melee or not.
if you want them in melee then absolutely go for bike melta.
However, if you plan to shoot while circling the enemy, never underestimate the flexibility given by a melta unit capable of hitting hard even big numbers of models with combibolters.
I run my melta nurgle bikers with combibolter on bike and hand held melta. They are just going to charge vehicles and the bolters are extra useful to kill bubblewrappers around their targets.

The Legion of Perfects Project

Originally Posted by Lux View Post
The calls of Slaneesh stir so deeply within me, as if I was birthed from the very essence of it. For my ambition to infinitely ascend above all is never ending, like fire within it burns me to ever cindering ash. Lord of light and ascension is who I am, realities burn to ash at my very passing. My luminescence is unparalleled for I am luminosity itself, all light is but a shadow of my silhouette
neferhet is offline  

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Warhammer 40K > General 40k

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome