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PostSubject: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 05:42

Are Blast pistols for Wyches worth the cost for some AT punch in cult army's?

I'm looking to supplement some for anti tank in my cult other then Clawed fiends and blaster bikes.

For the theme of my army trying to avoid raiders and aircraft.

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PostSubject: Re: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 06:40

My experience is that if you have no ravagers, scourges or airplanes, those blast pistols are a must. You miss out on our biggest anti tank options, which means you must try and squeeze every anti tank weapon in there that you can.
In a more traditional army they are slightly expensive for what they bring, but in a pure cult army I think they are a good option.
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PostSubject: Re: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 13:35

It sort of depends on your army. Blast Pistols are not the most cost effective and optimal anti-mech, but it's not like they're bad either.

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PostSubject: Re: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 16:39

An old sage once told me : don't take low-range anti-tank. You either need that tank dead by turn 2, or you don't need to kill it at all.

Blast pistols come into play at a moment where, if the key tanks aren't already dead, you're pretty much doomed.
They are great to inflict some damage to TEQ/elite that your wyches are tarpiting, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 17:10

A lot of the mecha/walker vehicles are still vehicles, they often make great targets for wyches with their low attacks, and with the lack of anti tank can otherwise be annoying to deal with.
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PostSubject: Re: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 21:00

@Mppqlmd wrote:
An old sage once told me : don't take low-range anti-tank. You either need that tank dead by turn 2, or you don't need to kill it at all.

Unless you can GET in range by turn 2. Meltas coming out of drop pods (in the three editions prior to this one) springs to mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 21:15

Yep. TBH, the old sage was talking about cc-antitank.
But it applies to blast pistols. I've yet to see someone shoot a blast pistol at a meaningful target before turn 3-4.

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PostSubject: Re: Blast pistols for Wyches    Fri Sep 01 2017, 21:29

I've been practicing a wych army, and I find them useful. I usually have two raiders with 7-8 wyches, a succubus and a hekatrix. Two blast pistols per boat, lance on the boat.

I find it useful for softening up harder targets before charging.

I think the AT is useful but not that important. It isn't a major source of damage, but is a way to remove a vehicle's last few HP.

For example, charge rhino for moving about the board or to prevent it from shooting next turn, shoot pistols, throw darklight, and perhaps shave a couple of HPs.

Granted, most of my experience with it is in non-competitive missions (open war etc.) where the wyches are active earlier in the game.
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