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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-28-08, 12:50 AM
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It can take heavy flamers or heavy bolters. Against any heavy armored troops, the flamers are clown shoes. Run a pair of those babies into a nid or ork force.... CALIENTE!
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-28-08, 07:27 AM
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exactly why i would stick with flamers :D
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Flamers are TERRIBLE!

You NEVER want to get that close to the enemy. Not to mention the fact that it's almost impossible to land both flamers on the same target because they're mounted on opposite sides of the vehicle.

Long story short: Your Baals should never emit a burning discharge. Instead you want to be able to unload them in the face of your enemy while remaining well out of arm's reach.

As to the question itself, yes you can buy a pintle mount storm bolter, but it costs more because the designers (rightly) figured that the additional shots would add more to the vehicle's primary role (as anti-inf) than they would to most other tanks

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if you can take a storm bolter do. like having a stubber on a can never have too many shots.
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Galahad is correct here. A Baal predator should never have heavy flamer sponsons. Note that they have the same str and ap of heavy bolters but only work when the enemy is in charge range of your tank.

A pintle mounted storm bolter (taken in addition to the aforementioned sponsons) is quite a good idea on a baal. It gives the thing 12 shots, which is a lot of shots. For the amount it costs I'd say it's almost a no-brainer to stick pintle storm bolters on all BA and DA tanks actually.

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Hard to say, really. They're nice for 5 pts, but alas they're double that for the Baal...

Do you have anything else that would benefit from that 10 pts?

For example, a meltagun for a squad would be alot more useful. Even if it never kills anything, it might discourage a tank from coming near an objective or a special character from approaching brazenly....

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OK they are 10 points, do you think you can kill one model with that storm bolter since most models cost around the 10 point range? If so add it. I would, its a auto add on to every vehicle I get.
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I never use pintles in my SM army, but they most certainly are useful. I think it depends on who your playing and points limit

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If I have the points I pay for it, its one extra weapon that has to be destroyed before a vehicle gets destroyed from weapons destroyed results.

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Good point AA!
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