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I know not what weapons World War 3 will be fought with. All I know is that World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
Defenders; I run Ulthwe, and the BS 4 with heavy weaponry makes them quite useful (12" range sucks). I think i will pick up some Storm guardians with the dawn of the new Wave Serpent, for I only have one forgeworld one and its for my banshees.
I'd go Defenders for various reasons... they are cheaper, MONEY WISE, and to me are more effective than storm guardians.... yeah storms can be nice on USF or ulthwe and all with their +1 WS, but sorry kids S 3 is not going to hurt much, to anybody unless its like IG.... nor is the SM 3+ armour save is going to fail as much.
Defenders can fire their gun 2 times and.... supposedly charge and lay 2 hth attacks each on w.e. enemy.
plus they can have a weapon platsform... heh... starcannon ownage...
storms have their meltas and flamers...
well then i can conclude... ... it more relies on your army, playing style and what you want them to do.
I got stormies for my USF army... but apart from the fusion guns they really are nothing but a meatshield! If i were to do my army again, i would have saved the points, for the main reason that they are made of part-plastic part metal. What were GW thinking??? that is so damn annoying and unrealistic, plus if you drop them your men are sure to explode into around 4 pieces... :realmad:
FROM THE BOOK OF THE IMPERIUM:
1. Thou shalt not go on a panty raid in the Adaptus Soritus temple.
2. Thou shalt not flirt with Howling Banshees. They are the enemy.
3. Thou shalt not refer to Battle Sisters as Bolter Biatches
4. Darth Vader isnâ€™t the son of Abaddon
5. Thou shalt not reassemble a Necron into a washing machine
Come on thats easy
have a worlock conceal
and 20 guardians
thats the way to do it
p.s. i hate guardians go on you biel-tann
god hates us all! he will squish you with his almighty toe!
For a standard army defenders with starcannon are always the safe bet. Storm guardians can be good too when given haywire or Krak grenades because your enemy wont realise that they are a threat to his tanks until its too late as being lowly guardians they are often ignored unlike fire dragons which I always find get killed with extreme prejudice.
He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day!