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I am torn between Scorpions or Banshees. Scorpions have a 3+ armor save and S4 with the addition of multiple attacks making them pretty rediculous...but Banshees all get power weapons and have the ability to Fleet. Ignored armor saves and the ability to assault from an outrageous range make me feel kind of tingly thinking of it. I have no idea which would be a better choice. Any input would be gravey. <3 Thanks
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well it depends on your opponant
banshees are good against power armour enemies(sm, csm, n)
but scorpions better against horde armys(t, o)
i like banshees the best
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I've heard many Eldar players recommend Scorpions over Banshees, and the arguments they make are very good. But I field Banshees for two reasons - I like the models a lot more, and they can fleet of foot, which helps them keep up with my fast army (yes, I know Scorpions can infiltrate, but if they have to get somewhere other than where they infiltrate, their lack of speed hinders their mobility).
Just make sure that whatever unit you choose, have some other units in your army to counter-balance your CC-unit's weaknesses. Thus, if you choose Scorpions which are better against horde armies, make sure you take some extra power armour punch in the form of starcannons or whatever. Likewise, if you choose Banshees, who decimate 3+ save armies, take some anti-horde army firepower to back them up.
This discussion has been done to death.
There is stuff in the Tactica about Scorps and Banshees, and there are other threads floating around.