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So I've been playing Space Marines for a decent bit now and never se e anyone play whirlwinds. Well once i saw one person use one. Myself i run 2 and want to add a 3rd. I was wondering why nobody ever uses them? They are great at thinning out hordes, they also are great for those pesky transports with the minefields hitting rear armor at str 6. Another great thing is they're hmmm.. CHEAP. So why does nobody use them?
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good question, maybe it's because their so inefective against meq's, and therefore not an option on tournaments. If it's ment to play against all-comers, vindicators are preferred, but i must say that whirlwinds are pretty awesome, and i always use one or two in cityfight games.
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I frequently use them as do others I play, I think you must just live in a statisitical anomoly area
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I love the whirlwind and use mine religiously.
Enjoy it while it lasts though, as we all know from the newest chapter books, the end is near. When it loses it's ability to lay down mines it will have very limited efficiency against MEQ and taking another predator instead of it will be very tempting.
Hi there, I don't use mine that often despite it being one of my fav tanks. This is because of the reason that most people sugged: its no use against power armour. I really like it but for Fluff reasons I use only 2 heavy support in my 1500pts chapter so the pred and devs come first unfournatly, Another reason I don't use it often. I think genrally people don't use them becuase it doesn't look very good looking at it S5 AP4 isn't that impressive espically when dwarfed by the vindicator for only 40pts more,
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I used mine a lot back after the SM codex came out, then the DA codex came out and I lost the ability to shoot minefields. I'm pretty sure it's sat away in a box since then in favor of another Landspeeder.
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While it's true they're not as effective against MEQs, they are fantastic "crowd control" against weaker horde armies (IG, nids, etc.). I saw a guy drive his nid opponent nuts with it, pulling out a pie plate every turn. Granted, if you want to pound the enemy with indirect fire, you should go IG, not marines, and use earthshakers, but the whirlwind is nothing to sneeze at. The minefields can also be used to create bottlenecks.