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think about it. what is a better choice? a russ with hull las cannon and sponson hvy bolters or a demolisher w/ hull h. bolter and sponson plasma cannons?
 

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it depends on what forces you face. tanks go with the first. Infantry go with the second
 

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try and take both :)

but like what Blackhiker said it depends on what you want to kill
 

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The first is for picking of elite units and the second would be for wiping out clusters of troops.
 

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The second will probably also have a chance of taking out the average APC. Both are going to be bullet magnets but I would say that the Demolisher would probably attract more fire power.
 

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I would get the both of them if thats what your asking. its exactly what i have and they work out pretty good:grin:
 

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Take the Russ for open table with not much cover. Take the Demolisher for tighter games (Cities of Death) or tables with a lot of cover so you can sneak the 24' Template Of Doom into range.
 

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i would go with demolisher with hull lascannon and sponson plasma cannon my friend uses 3 of them and they are painful to plya against.
 

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I've always found the standard Leman Russ to be an adequate weapon for 2000 point games. A lot of people I know don't even bother with the sponsons (although I'm a fan of them) because you're bringing the thing for its battle cannon. Occasionally, you get more of an effect by firing massed "little guns" though, so having a hull heavy bolter, heavy bolter sponsons, and a pintle heavy stubber make the vehicle suitably deadly in that regard.

The Demolisher, oddly enough, is more of an all-rounder. The standard Leman Russ, at its core, is an anti-infantry vehicle due to how blasts work against armour. You pretty much need to get a hit on the scatter die to cause any reliable damage to an armored target--even an APC-- with a battle cannon, but you can really jack up an elite infantry unit with one. The Demolisher packs a more powerful main gun, so even if you do miss the APCs, the halved strength can still usually do something, albeit on a 5 or a 6. On the two dice you get though, odds are pretty good that you'll get one. That fact alone makes the Demolisher more adept at anti-vehicle operations, although not significantly. Putting a lascannon on the hull isn't bad, particularly if you have the plasma sponsons (which, to be fair, you might as well take, because it's the only way you can get those guns in the army, and they're awesome.) and can fire all three at a target.
 
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