Some of you may remember I started a topic regarding the Catacomb Command Barge a while ago (is it really a year?) where I worried about its effectiveness in this edition. Well I don't mind saying I might have been wrong.
As 6th edition has moved on, we see the game being dominated (some have said ruined) by the inclusion of Eldar and Tau S7 spam, hiding at the back and in armies with units which are going to punish deep striking. How are we going to combat such a affront of nature?
Well it seems like an AV13 focus would be useful in today's game, with a bit of pace and tenacity behind it. I use Wraiths with a Destroyer Lord, which is a worry for those Eldar and Tau armies so will get focused for sure. I'm adding a Command Barge with an Overlord with a Sempiternal Weave and Phase Shifters so I can keep up the pressure. And if I have these units soaking attention I can move my Ghost Arks up the table keep firing my Annihilation Barges.
Oh and the idea of charging into assault with it isn't so scary as it has the benefit of Quantum Shielding. After all a penetrating hit is pretty terminal for an open topped Skimmer anyway.
So has anyone else found this vehicle to be successful against those evil armies out there? And I regard a win as a success even if it dies, as long as its death meant something else won you that game!
Oops forgot that Quantum Shielding doesn't work for the rear. Still think it's a useful vehicle but instead as an Assault platform like in last edition. Unfortunately we can't charge like we used to (12" theb disembark) but still.