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Offline Halollet

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Your favorite super heavy!
« on: June 10, 2015, 12:59:34 PM »
I got myself a baneblade and I think I can do better with one of the other variants. Like the hellhammer or stormsword.

Which super heavy do you guys like best? Which ones have you used or seen used really well?
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Re: Your favorite super heavy!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 12:04:11 PM »
My old Baneblade only ever saw one game but it did very well there, killing about 400pts worth of models by itself and surviving the game, albeit a bit beaten up. 

The Hellhammer and Stormsword are like Eradicators on Steroids.  Their main guns, although short ranged, will kill just about anything they hit regardless of cover. And although they are short ranged, they still shoot further than a Demolisher Cannon.  They're definitely weapons you can use to control the board and ward off Infiltrators and Scouts with.

In 'smaller' games I'd take a hammer or sword over a blade in order to control a chunk of a table.  Out of the two, I'd probably take a hammer.  The turret makes the gun more useful, even if its one not quite as good as the sword's.

Having said that, Baneblades are still great.  I'd use them as crowd control, because they pack two big blast templates and multiple heavy bolters.  Unless they're cover, it should wipe out a unit a turn.
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Re: Your favorite super heavy!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 11:04:02 PM »
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I'm not a big fan of baneblade variants. They seem too points expensive to me. They're so large they get no cover and five melta shots should toast them. In a large game where you'll take them, there'll be something else to take them out and they give away VPs too easily due to the "through attrition victory rule". Compared with the Wraithknight that gets FNP and an invuln for about 60 % of the points cost and comes with two D weapons (ok either / or on the D weapons and invuln).

Unlike a SHW or GC, they can't fight back in cc and can't claim cover as effectively.

If they come down in points a bit I'd probably get one.

Though I'd choose the Hellhammer variant as my favourite. If you're gonna do it - over do it!!
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Re: Your favorite super heavy!
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 01:32:32 PM »
I'd probably take a hammer.  The turret makes the gun more useful, even if its one not quite as good as the sword's.

I'd take a Hammer as well, but a Stormhammer...

It was always my favorite super heavy back in the days of Epic and it was the original "Hammer" class tank, Forge World sadly dropped one of the battles cannons from the rear turret (It had 2 twin battle cannons back in the day.) but for shear number of guns I don't think anything beats it.


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Re: Your favorite super heavy!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 05:40:35 PM »
I'd probably take a hammer.  The turret makes the gun more useful, even if its one not quite as good as the sword's.

I'd take a Hammer as well, but a Stormhammer...

It was always my favorite super heavy back in the days of Epic and it was the original "Hammer" class tank, Forge World sadly dropped one of the battles cannons from the rear turret (It had 2 twin battle cannons back in the day.) but for shear number of guns I don't think anything beats it.



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Re: Your favorite super heavy!
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 08:00:52 PM »
Shortest answer: Titans
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Short answer - Warhound titan.  It's big, almost as killy in the fluff as on the tabletop, and it screams '40k.'  Plus, it's the least gundam/anime (humanoid) titan.  Leave mecha to the tau.

Chaos>Lucius>Mars pattern.  Chaos on top only for the crew models and armour detailing.

Long answer - Baneblade variants.  Fluffwise =Baneblade, gamewise=Hellhammer. Anything with a traversing turret fits here.
 If you won't bless me with a turret, Fluffwise = Shadowsword; game wise = Stormlord or Stormsword.

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