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FW have just released another massive piece of artillery for the IG
What do you guys think of it.
At least I know I'll get one of those
I'm really considering of making a siege regiment for the IG using the rules for the armoured company in Uk WD 296
Although it can't fire very often (at most three times), that massive blast template is quite impressive, the ability to plop down a 7" template onto something means you could encompass a nearly an entire unit under the template.
And if you nailed a SM squad with that template you'd drop probably the whole squad in one shot. I think in larger games one of these supported by a Basilisk could be devastating, as the Bombard could dump a shell onto the bigger squads and try and bring everyone of them down at once while the Basilisk could go after smaller squads and such, although if you had the money a pair of Bombards would be insane, you could fire them both at the same time or rotate between the two of them and keep up a steady barrage.
It is a very impressive model, but minimum of 36 inch range means it can only be effective in massive battles. The extremely slow firsing rate is not compensated by the extra 2 inches on the blast template IMO. I think I'll keep my trusted basilisk (It's ten points cheaper, can fire every turn and does not have a minimum range).
I might just by one and put it on a shelf because its an impressive looking piece of artillery!
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I'm not interested in using it in games and at first I though it was pretty unnecessary as a model too. I mean, we already have the basilisk, the medusa and the griffon, what do we need another artillery tank for? Until I noticed it's based on the Leman Russ chassis, not the chimera! :) *BOOM*
I still wouldn't use it in games, but one of those with a pair of basilisks in support would be pretty sweet in a megabattle on a large board.
I love it. I'm trying to find a way to use it in my Iron Warriors army. The only thing that I think it needs iss like recoil absorbers or stabilisers or somthng like that.
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wow that thing is amazing, to bad it fires every other turn. id use it in really big battle like 5000 pts or sumtin so i can have like 3 of them, and fire all three no a huge board, that would be sweet.
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Nice looking model, don't plan on getting one.
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