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hi, i was just wondering what you use the floating doom diver goblin for?... is this model used for hitting purposes? would you use it as a marker as to where he hit before the D3 roll? and if so, the size of his base would help with the scatter...wouldn't it?.. i know the book says you don't use a template... but i thought they stated that to help with the understanding that you would do D6 wounds regardless to the location exactly on the unit that you hit. What do you think>?
I do tend to use it as a marker but instead of using the base for deviation I measure from the stem in the middle of it. That way if the thin stem lands on an enemy unit they get to take the take the hits.
Also while I am not firing the doom diver I tend to fly the little goblin around while going "yippppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeee". It really tends to confuse your opponent :yes:
Helper monkey, bring me beer and donuts
Or do what I did...
Cut his head off, then cut the tip of his helmet off. Open his wings a bit and pin his neck to one of the main struts so it looks like he got launched head first into the post. After, get some balsa wood and make some splinters directly across from his body and pin on the tip of the helmet so it looks like its just starting to come out.
But using it as a marker is good too. :-)
lol great! thats pretty funny! yeah i plan on using 2 doom divers for my 2000 point list...don't like trolls (they suck), giants are expensive (points and $ wise), and i don't dig too much on pump wagons..
trolls are great. as are rock lobbas, if you're a fan of doom diver-ing
Trolls are not great. I don't know why people think sitting a character either in the group or within 12 inches just to bring trolls into the zone of "playable" means they're a great unit. They've got horrible weapon skill, slightly above average strength, and *have* to be babysat the entire game. Even sitting next to a leadership 9 character, they only do what you want 83% of the time. Its like animosity without benifiting from rolling 6s or WAAAGH!
Trolls are good, so what about stupidity, 12 inches is manageable, and they're relatively cheap while being good fighters and capable of beating most opponents if you have enough in the squad, and they are far better than Giants value wise.
I'll take 200 points of a Giant over 200 points in Trolls any day of the week. Giants can do things no other models in the game can do. Plus how often can more than 3 trolls fight in a combat cause of the 40mm base size? All a smart general has to do is lure either your general or the trolls away from one another and they're basically out for the rest of the game. Also a Giant can hold an entire block of almost anything for 2-3 turns before he bites it with his Stubborn 10 leadership. More than enough time to set up another unit to help out.
To be fair imho I think that trolls and giants serve a similair but still different purpose in overall army structure. All the above points are valid however one must also factor in the trolls generally higher resistance to shooting. I also feel that I can rely on what trolls will do in combat a lot more than a giant due to the it's special attacks.
It should be said that both trolls and giants have strengths and weaknesses that must be covered by the rest of the army.
Giant is WAY more fun than 3 trolls, Trolls are more reliable than a giant (reliably bad that is), but with a Giant if luck is on your side can take out Dragons, Deamons, Lords, anything! Trolls are piffletwot in comparison...
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