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Hey all, I was just wondering, are there actually any units other than SM scout bikers and ork bikers that the hydra's ability to ignore turbo boost saves is useful against? Even with the ork bikes, their save is only reduced rather than ignored.
Well, lots of eldar vehicles are skimmers. Nearly every army has at least one type of skimmer in it. I would only ever use a Hydra when there are Skimmers, so you are partly right, but it is useful sometimes.
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Helps against turboboosting 2+ cover scarabs as well.
Yeah, one of my main opponents is eldar so I appreciate the anti-skimmerness, it just seemed that the anti-bike bit was rather specific in its intended victims.
Scarabs, yeah, hadn't thought of them!
Scarbs are a bit nifty though as they aren't bikes but infantery.
Ork bikes lose their turbo boost save, autocannon ignores their armour but they still get their auto cover; get the colossus firing at them.
Scout bikers lose their turbo boost save, autocannon rips their armour apart.
Scarabs lose turbo boost and with their +1 to cover they can be brutal.
What about dark eldar; I'm pretty sure their bikes don't have a 3+ save.
What about those flying meltabombs from the daemons codex? Don't they count as jetbikes (rep for the perrson who tells me what the proper name for that unit is).
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Screamers aren't they? They might count as bikes... again they'd get an invulnerable save though. I guess the hydra's ability against bikes is just more of an added extra rather than a major draw.
*drums his finger over the thought*
you know what i am thinking don't you?
4 squads of necros and two lords with veil of darkness and the orb.
Then SPAMMY NEECRO SCABBIES . it's very tempting you know. A +2 cover save is sick for such models, they would rule for objective games .
Except the redeemer would own them and any flamers to a certain extent ^^.
Put a HK missile on the Hydra. It is AP3 and gets the benefit of the Hydras Tergeting rule. All right it's only one dead SM biker but it works better at instant killing SM attack bikes and against fast skimmers the extra strength helps.
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