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hunter killer missiles, are they useful? worth the points? oppinions?

i see the option everywhere in the ig codex, but ive never used one or seen one used.

this more applies to guard, but feel free to chip in with space marines as well, since they can take them.

thanks guys :D
 

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depends on what there on, on any kind of russ or hound I'd never bother, or on any artillery piece, and if a chimera has a multi-laser or autocannon I wouldn't either, or a heavily armed sentinel.

but on a heavy bolter chimera, salamander, or a lightly armed sentinel I would probably buy one if I have the points spare, you never know when you might need just that 1 extra str8 shot, and sometimes there the shots that do something quite cool.

as for other armies like marines, well I'd put one on rhinos or heavy bolter razorbacks, but anything else would just get the storm bolter.
 

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I load my sentinels with Hunter killers. Love the look of them and i paint each missile differently (so i know which sentinel is which). If you use them right, they are quite good for their points.

For instance: Two hunter killer missiles are shot at a 'Nid warrior (basic) Averages say that i'll kill one which equals to another extra Hunter killer missile.

As Stella Has said, they are rather useful in certain situations. I killed Eldrad with three Hunter killer missile at a seer concil that contained him and a warlock. one missed and other two wounded. Warlock passes first time but eldrad... Lets just say my opponent was in Shock and i was leaping for joy (eldrad is the top of most annoying models for me, Doom of whatyamacallsit is second)

Space marines i generally don't take due to me spending points elsewhere.

So my concensus is that

for Guard: yes on Cheap models

For space marines: nope, better spent elsewhere
 

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I have put HKM's on Scout Sentinels before and they do ok because the Sentinels can get off side armour shots easily enough.

That said, I wouldn't factor them into any list from the get-go, but once I had all (and I mean all) my other units built to full spec (SW's, HW's etc) and I still had points left, then yes a HKM would be a viable option..10 pts for a 1-shot BS3 weapon isn't something you take without putting some thought into it.
 

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i feel it's often too many points for a bang or bust weapon. I will only use them on my Ironclad as he will arrive in his drop pod and then let lose his pay load and might pop something before people start shooting at him.
 

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I regularly face multiple HKM 's in battles vs. IG and... well. They don't do much (against Tau) I don't think I've ever lost a vehicle to one.
 

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While I can't vouch for the Imperial Guard, I'll rarely slap a few on my Space Marine Rhino's if I feel I need the little extra punch in the first round or two. Usually if there are ranged vehicles I want to take out or damage right away like a Fire Prism or something so I can get my army moving with less trouble. Otherwise I'll skip out. As mentioned earlier, they're a risk. Usually it's better to save what points you'd end up spending on something more reliable if you don't have anything like that to worry about or spare points to use.
 

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so it pritty much as i thought, a luxury item thats very much make or break.


i'll probably give them a miss then tbh :/
 

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I have them modelled only on my scout sentinels with lascannons. Bring them on and unload at the earliest opportunity.
 

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For Space marines they are basically a luxury since sticking a HKM on a rhino and using it as a tank hunter isnt the best idea. though you could try to catch you foes armor off guard :grin:
 

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Once I found out that they require line of sight (a looooooong time ago) I immediately lost interest. One HKM is worth a Storm Bolter on a Rhino or a Sergeant, both of which can and do kill more models than a single HKM.

I can see why IG take them, though. If I was an IG player I'd probably put on on every vehicle in my army.
 

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If you ever play Apocalypse games, they're pure gold. I don't know about the IG ones, but the marine ones are unlimited range. Nothing like killing something from 8 ft away, with a side shot.
 

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yeah, they are unlimited range, the same as the sm ones.

im not sure about putting them on every vehicle in an army, since with ig that could be over 100pts spent very easily :/

100pts i could buy 20 more men haha
 
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