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...to take Vets with Bolters instead of Storm Bolters if I'm not after a CC force?

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Well, if you are in a huge points squeeze it would be understandable. Otherwise the firepower to points clearly favors storming them bolters.
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If you think about what a stormbolter does for you for 3 extra points, it's a no brainer on an efficiency level.

 

to get the equivalent amount of firepower a stormbolter provides over a bolter, you would have to spend at least 17 points (for another veteran).

 

Obviously you get another wound and fill a double battalion easier, but maximizing shots in a single unit also makes your stratagems more effective (+1 to wound doctrines, auspex scan, stem the green tide, eldat intercept, etc) and make your reroll auras easier to place.


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CC close combat?

But yeah, Storm Bolters are crazy efficient.


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Yeah, I kinda thought so.
Doubling your chances for 4pts seemed too good not to do it.

Now where do I get 17 Storm Bolters in the design I'm after...

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Now where do I get 17 Storm Bolters in the design I'm after...

 

Not sure exactly what design you're after, but these exist and look amazing:

 

https://www.shapeway...tionId=65564464

https://www.shapeway...tionId=65564531

https://www.shapeway...tionId=64790578

 

I'll be placing an order for some here soon myself. 



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I bought the “xenos hunters” storm bolters from shapeways. They look good, came quickly. If you are a painting enthusiast (I am not) they have a slightly rough texture to them, which might bother some people.
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At this point the only reason I wouldn't take storm bolters would be that I'm taking primaris instead of regular veterans. Storm bolters are that good.

 

I chose to go the primaris route because converting my whole army to have storm bolters or building a bunch of old marines again sounds absolutely horrid! teehee.gif

 

That being said storm bolters are probably the more competitive choice for now.






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