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I was reading the codex and I saw the weapons that stormraven is capable of carrying.
Assault cannon, Heavy Bolter, Hurricane bolter sponsons. Along with Psybolt ammunition, the Stormraven Gunship can be the solution of the GK deal-with-hordes problem.
What is more, Stormravens have their S8 AP1 missiles on their own and, thus, can deal with tanks without Lascannons/Multimeltas. Along with Psybolts, 4 S7 and 3 S6 TL shots can deal serious damage to AV12 and less (actually they can destroy even AV13 and 14 with mindstrike missiles).
Therefore, I was thinking that a list with 2 Stormravens with TL assault cannon, TL HB, Hurrican Bolters and Psybolt can totally destroy a horde army, along with some incinerators.
Mathhammer, a such Stormraven firing rapid fire its hurricanes kills 12-13 ork boyz, while kills 16 tyranid gaunts. Firing from 12''+ range, it still inflicts lots of wounds (8-9 orks, 10 gaunts).
I'd like to see your points about this.
Stormravens dont normally last too long in most armies. They are big and noticable with a mid range armor value. Lootas love to explode stormravens, Nids normally have enough MC to take out stormravens quickly in 1 round of combat, Guard have more guns to take out armor 12 then i want to think about.
Yes a gunship stormraven is a horde killer but it is very expensive vulnerable target.
As Sykodmon said the Storm raven is very well armed but lacks the armour to survive sustained attacks. I've never had a problem killing one in a dedicated turn of firing at ti and considering their points cost, armament and transport capacity it's usually a safe investment in firepower to do so.
The other thing is that to fire ALL those weapons from the storm raven it CAN'T move. a stationary stormraven is a DEAD storm raven. Adding psybolt round sin turns the hurricane bolters from a defensive weapon to an offensive class weapon and further reduces the number of weapons firing . Don't add the psybolts and you can then fire the hurricane bolters, the assault cannons at one target and either have PoTMS add it's fire to the same target or fire at a different target say a mindstrike missile at an exposed psyker
For dealing with hordes theres all those storm bolters in your army. save the stormraven for hitting something thats hidden out of the way and dropping a dread and troops in it's path as well. Storm ravens can be given the weaponry to do anything which means where ever it goes it has the right weapon for the job, but for the love of the emperor do NOT keep it still or it'll crash faster than an ork bomber.
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A GK Storm Raven is capable of putting out a dizzying array of firepower (You can move 12 inches, and still fire everything thanks to POTMs, and the defensive nature of the Mindstrikes). So long as you have other units that can be a threat (Ex: two riflemen or rainmen dreds, another storm raven), it'll survive just fine. If it doesnt, your GKs just moved up much closer.
Once it stops looking like a flying lunchbox then I'll start considering the use of one
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Check out Chapterhouse miniatures. they are making a storm raven expansion kit that makes the thing look .... nice (ish).
It moves the tail back a couple of inches then adds a large expansion to the cargo bay so the thing doesnt look front heavy.
Scroll to the bottom to see the new releases section.
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Of you want anti-horde, go sponsons, typhoon ML and assault cannon - all can be fired in one turn even w/o machine spirit
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Id say the odd devastor squad(yes i field those) or dedicated anti tank units will make the flying chicken go down easily.Storm ravens are not a transport/gunship designed to do damage unload and die.Its far too fragile and juicy a target for prolonged combat.
Now that kit makes it indeed look a bit nicer!
Last edited by pilot00; June 15th, 2011 at 13:48.
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