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im not sure why anyone would get a stompa mob when a sm player could get a army full devestators that could easily blow up the stompas easily any thoughts
You could easily say the same about any unit. Why use it when an army full of (unit best suited to kill that unit) can destroy them?
Honestly, I hope my opponent uses an army full of devastators. My boyz will wash completely over them. Now, going by points, the marine could only field about 2 devastator squads for the points a stompa costs. Can they destroy it? Perhaps, but they can't do many of the things other superheavies can.
Also, any Ork worth his fungusbrew knows that you need to put a big mek with a kustom force field inside the stompa, so every attack aimed at it has a 50/50 chance of automatically failing. The stompas can also carry units (my favorite are meganobz w/kombi-skorchas), blow away a lot of enemies with their guns, and use a lifto-grabbo arm to trash tanks (inflicting glancing hits without having to roll to hit or penetrate armor, they just automatically happen).
Yes, the enemy can gang up on them, but drawing away fire is a good thing. That means my opponent isn't firing at anything else. I personally love my stompa, and absolutely KRUMPED my marine and eldar opponents at the last apocalypse game.
The real question is why BUY a stompa when you can make one out of extra bits and a toy robot/tank? ^_^
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Tater Titan is the best Stompa I've ever seen... If one day I build a Stompa I want it to look like him. It's just awesome!
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