So I'm back into build & paint mode for my Alpha Legionnaires and as I'm approaching the finish line for my Predator (WIP thread in the AL sub for those interested!) I'm looking ahead to what's next. I just so happen to have a box of Havocs still in the shrink wrap, and a few spare chaincannons from previous Havoc boxes to bulk out a full squad.
My initial assessment was that chaincannons would do better on Troop CSM squads providing a base of fire with bolters, but the DTTFE has me thinking that chainswords might be the better bet for Troop squads -- ergo, chaincannons should go on Havocs. It's a LOT of shots, especially with Cacophony as an option, but I wanted to get some practical experience from the rest of the community on whether or not they're actually worth taking at the moment.
Yes, I'm aware of the theory about "contents of the box = options in the book" that coalesced after the latest DG codex release, but I'm not worried about future proofing. If it comes to that, I can just pop the guns off because I don't use plastic glue.