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Having finished my Eldar army (as in anything else will be random buys) I want a nice centerpiece for it, and I am thinking of either a Revenant Titan with Pulsars or a Scorpion Grav-tank.
Things leading me towards the Scorpion:
Fits-in with my many grav-tanks
Cheaper to buy and less points
Things leading me towards the Revenant:
I think it looks cooler
Is in apoc rulebook
At the moment I am falling on the side of the Revenant, but I would like to know how good it is compared to the scorpion. I don't want my new toy being too overcosted/too bad compared to the tank.
for my part i was almost to the same as you when i used to play eldars.. with lots of thinking i was going for the cobra nice model and big big blast
I would go with the Revenant. As you said they are really cool but also they are really effective.
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Think I will, looks so cool.... at least something good will come of the forced overtime I will be using the money from to get this...
I think I would personally go with the Vampire Hunter. It looks like your Scorpion and has the armaments of the Revenant. Plus it's a flyer and pretty much crap all in Apoc hits flyers(no one takes AA guns for the most part)
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Is apoc. Take what you like not what is effective. it is a big investment so you need to enjoy seeing that piece of resin and to work on it, to paint, pin, assemble and ultimatly play with it.
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Going with the revenant for certain then......gets depressed at my poor painting skills letting it down
I'm a bit late to the party - but defo go for the Rev. I've just got my second (with sonic lances this time). In game terms the Rev beats the hell out of the Scorpion. Mainly because it has 2 pulsars, rather than 1 twin linked pulsar - in all other respects they are nearly equal, except that a rev is faster (if you want it can move 36") and can fight back if a dreadnought or MC feels like trying it on. And frankly in Apoc the 300pt differnence is not normally an issue.
As pilsboy said above, if it's tanks you want then the cobra is a better option - shorter range but a 10" D weapon is what the word 'awesome' was invented for.
Personally I love the Scorpion model, but just don't see it doing the job well enough, especially with the new Lynx models coming out soon which will be small skimmers with a pulsar on them, although I'm sure they won't have the staying power of the scorpion.
And don't stress about the painting, on something this size you can keep to a simple flat colour scheme and it will still look good - let the model do the work. The biggest challenge is the posing and pinning. Don't skimp here as you don't want the whole thing collapsing mid game.
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Last edited by Daziel; October 24th, 2010 at 16:24.
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Go for the Revenant. You will rarely get to use the thing so it is best to get fun out of it in how it looks and the whole experience of modelling it and painting it. Plus the Revenant comes with two choices of different heads which makes it lots of fun. Now you just have to choose which guns you want on the thing.
The Scorpion is cool looking though.
I bought a Scorpion, but mostly cause it was NIB on ebay for $157 USD!
No one in my club has a titan, so in my case I'm more likely to field it than a revenant. Even in our Apoc games, we consider titans and super-heavies an 'ask permission'. Mostly because they can be very overpowering. My 500pt Scorpion is a game changer. It can also hide behind cover and other tanks.
My next purchase will be a Lynx or two then a Cobra and finally the Revenant. Why the titan last? Personally just a money issue and I want to get much much better with the airbrush before I work on the gorgeous Revenant. Though as Daziel said, you can paint it nice flat colors and it will still look awesome without the need for highlights. Just use spray paint (can, spray-gun, or airbrush) for a nice thin even coat.
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