I've been considering picking up a box of the new Shroud Runners, since the minis look pretty nice. I'm a bit concerned about what role they'd actually fill on the tabletop. Has anyone given them a try?
It looks like for about 100 points, you're getting effectively 3 scatter lasers and 3 ranger long rifles. The ranges of these weapons line up, which is nice. It should be relatively easy to stay at the right range to shoot with this unit. It seems like the "comparable" unit here is a Vyper - you could get 3 of them for a pretty similar price, and get the same number of scatter lasers, but no ranger long rifles, and much better durability.
Do the Shroud Runner special abilities make it worth it? I usually run 10 Rangers, so I'd get some benefit from Target Acquisition possibly as well.