I have created a spreadsheet with the typical commander weapons against some standard toughness/saves. I will be expanding this in the future as I know that I haven't covered everything. I have left out flamers because let's be honest, they should never be taken on a commander. All of the numbers are averaged for simplicity (D6=3.5, D3=2). You can play with the numbers a bit to see the extremes but the averages paint a pretty good picture for deciding which loadout to go with. I have included avg wound tables with and without an ATS. Each entry is for one weapon so multiply the wounds be the number you are going with. I think the math on all of this is correct but be sure to let me know if I have screwed something up. I have a spreadsheet for crisis suits as well that needs a bit of cleaning up before I make a thread for it.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Dlm46WZQWm_ce-JBPaqNKKYjk-QNn7IGiZMrY0VKrL8/edit?usp=sharingAug 16: Updated to include Points Per Wound
Aug 22: Updated to separate Coldstar entry and added Flamer
Some quick analysis shows that 4 CIB
) put out more average wounds than 3 CIB + ATS
). Oddly enough they have the same average wounds against TEQ and are very close on Knights but the extra gun shines on lower toughness/save models. The only caveat would be points. The CIB
costs another 10 points over the ATS.
The Fusion blaster shows a high avg wound rate on Low toughness/low save models but you have to take into account the D6 damage. to accurately show the wound rate you would need to change the damage column to 1 or 2 respectively. On average, the CIB
(overcharging) beats out the fusion blaster on harder targets. 4 CIB
vs a Knight equates to 4.444
wounds, 4 FB
. Keep in mind that these are complete averages and that the FB
is going against a 5++
while the CIB
takes on the Knight's 3+
. 4 CIB
have a chance to spike out doing a whopping 10
wounds, while 4 FB
spike out at 6.666
. The low end of the scale shows them doing the exact same number of wounds (1.111).
Against TEQ and Medium vehicles (T7, 3+
) is where the Fusion Blaster shines. 4 shots averaging 5.185
for the CIBs
). If it doesn'h have an invuln save, the FB
will melt it.
Download it, play with it and let me know your thoughts/revisions.
I hope this helps people out with their loadout choices!