I have made a few realizations and found some new things that actually may re-purpose some units. As I have said before you have to try and get out of the old way of doing things. I am realizing this building and playing the new Chaos Marine Codex. I should have been really doing it with the Eldar. It just so happens you can teach an old Seer new tricks.
So first lets look at the vehicles. Many players, including the internet forum meta, denounces vehicles and says they are not as useful. In fact many go so far as to say that transports are dead and useless now. Although there have been some very successful tournament armies that are foot slogging, I think that the main reason they have been tournament winning is because people are still getting use to the game and are not ready for new and different things. I have to say that vehicles aren’t dead and transports are defiantly not useless. Lets take a look first at the Eldar's 2 transports. The ubiquitous Wave Serpent and the Falcon.
If it has done anything the new edition has helped out Falcons. The first thing that popped into my head is that you can actually fire all the weapons on the Falcon now. Moving the standard 12 inches most players move their fast skimmers, IE cruising speed, means you can fire both the turret weapons at full ballistic skill and snap for the chin mount. I would also like to point out that this makes Vypers more effective as fast moving fire support platforms. This means whatever squad you transport can make its way across the table faster and still have good fire support. The Pulse laser, the main gun for the Falcon, got a bit of a boost as a tank killer as well. Being AP 2 it now gets a +1 on the pen table.
So I ma going to dust off my Falcons and give them a new test drive.
Well next time I am going to talk Vypers, Fire Prisms and War Walkers. I am also going to cover Artillery. Apparently I have been using Vibro cannons wrong. Apparently they don't require line of sight.
Until next time.........
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