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Which of the two aircraft do you prefer to deploy? I have used both once... they're quite universal, as first has lances, but lacks anti-infantry weaponry. The second has twin-linked pulse laser which means he always hits two times and has shurikannons as well as phoenix boms... Yet pulse laser is NOT a lance weapon... and Phoenix is not cheap, especially in comparison to nightwing.
When i used nightwing, the only worth targets were vehicles and it's the only reason why he has scored more points than he costs.
On the other hand, Phoenix drew a lot of fire and shredded marines... But it simply didn't pay off. That wasn't enough. And, Khaine protects, if any of these too was really endangered... i got both of them hit once so they departed from battlefield. It makes them even harder to use.
What do you thing? Which is better? I am likely to include one, yet I don't know which...
What kind of phoenix? Void Dragon ones utterly shred any and all forms of power armor, and in some cases also terminator armor. They're my preferred of the three.
The standard phoenix is ok, but lacks focus. It's got weaponry for both infantry and heavy infantry. I don't think it really knows what it wants to do.
Similarly, the Nightwing is armed with conflicting weaponry. It's got anti-infantry and anti-tank weaponry. It can take light vehicles, and vehicles with low side armor, but falls short on killing anything else.
Like I said, if you can, use a VDP.
What document are all these vehicles in? I really need to pick one up.
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left" Bertrand Russell
We bring only death, and leave only carrion. It is a message even a Human can understand.
Yes, I mean Void too. I don't think exactly why he is so much better... he gets two additional hits. That's a lot. But the Str 8 of standard pattern makes him more than dangerous for many vehicles on battlefield.
Currently Nightwing is described in Wh40k Apocalypse and the both Phoenixes are in Imperial Armour Apocalypse along with the new pulsar rules (these are great!).
Because the VDP gets another pair of hits, it is better. Better than that, you're not tempted to go vehicle hunting with in. In most cases, all of the other weaponry onboard won't do a uniquely large amount of damage. The VDP has no such conflict of interests, it specializes in one thing and does it pretty well.
Eldarite and clever. Thanks for help, now I decided.