So before the codex (and primaris), we looked a lot into combi weapons and plasma as a good source for damage. Now with the Codex we've got our stormbolters which pretty much trump the need to take a bolter, and Hellblasters which negate the need to ever take regular plasma weapons as an anti-vehicle source.
Do you guys see a place for regular plasma in kill teams? I guess the thought stemmed from the need to force invul saves against armies like Death Guard. Their marines (shooting from the hip, dont hit me too hard) have a 3+/5++/5+++. The other concern is elite infantry of any kind (custodes, etc): multi-wounds, invul saves, etc. The best way to deal with them is to force it as much as possible and sheer number of shots/attacks. Does a stormbolter kill team with a plasma gun or two contribute better to that, but still have decent multi-purpose options?
Now maybe there's a different/more efficient way to approach this problem... like adding power axes/mauls to our standard veterans with stormbolters so we could shoot and charge with decent STR and AP options.
What do you guys think about regular plasma and/or dealing with elite-ish infantry?