Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Ok, two real quick questions -
1. How do most of you carry your skimmers from one location to another? I have magnetically based all my models so that they are secure on a metal skinned board that I have made up for transportation to friends' houses and such, but I am having a hard time thinking up a way to put a magnet on the underside of a skimmer without it looking absolutely horrendous while playing. So how does everyone else do it? Magnets? Pouches? Huge foam lined briefcases?
2. Also, I was thinking about utilizing some Scatter Laser/ShuriCannon toting Vypers to flesh out a mech list. Are vypers just as useful in the new codex as they were in the old, or do they take a back seat compared to some of the other units (War walkers, etc).
"There will never be enough peace in the universe unless first there is enough war." - Farseer Eleuflin
My skimmers get put in a tool box that I glued foam to the sides of and then I stuff loose batting like what you would find in craft stores around it that way it can't bounce around and I shipped it to and from Okinawa to the US a couple of times like that without breaking anything
sorry for the lack of grammar
Mine get thrown into a cardboard box along with every other warhammer thing I own then gets thrown at my friends house basically. Of course all my models are chipped and scratched and broken (I wonder if any of my banshees have any arms left...) but that's the price we pay for easy transportation.
I'd say just wrap them in a towel and throw them in a box (gently).
it depends on how much time you put into ur models and whether or not you care if they get messed up. I used to do what lord link does, but that was before i started spending lots of time on my models. Now i spend a lot of time and effort on them, and i don't want them chipped or broken, so i talked myself into buying one of those carrying cases by "army transport". It cost alot, but it holds more than the gw cases.
Oh yeah and about your vyper question. Generally you don't want a scatter laser/shurikannon vyper. It puts out a lot of shots granted but there are range issues. Pair of shurikannons means you are diving in headfirst and blazing away with your guns. You will go down pretty soon but it's designed to be just a shock to your opponent.
A single scatter laser (or less common, a starcannon) you sit back just supporting your units. If you take both you have a more expensive vyper going up close to the enemy and losing the advantage of the scatter lsaers range.
I personally use my lone vyper with a pair of shuriken cannons and keep it just ahead of my other vehicles. It's wonderful when an enemy anti-tank unit fails target priority and is forced to shoot at my 60 point vyper instead of serpent loaded /w fire dragons. Since it's a skimmer with a bit of luck the vyper could even come out intact!
For more balanced eldar armies the war walker is admittedly the stronger choice. It takes up a precious heavy support slot but it carries 2 guns for not many more points. However most eldar armies nowadays are mechanised and move a minimum of 12" a turn. For these kinds of armies vypers are far better for their resilience and speed.
To transport my skimmers i use a GW carrying case. The canvas one with 2 "sides" one side is for smaller models the other carries the skimmers, waithlords, FW avatar, war walkers. not sure if its still being sold or not.
What you got to watch out for is the low bs and fairly high points cost. I personally enjoy the short range (and cheap) vipers. If used properly they hit hard. But if used foolishly they are destroyed. I usualy confuse my opponents by overloading his anti-tank weapons. I usually field 2 waithlords and 3 warwalkers and an avatar along with some vypers. My opponent then has a difficult decision on what to take out. Positioning and some units repuations can influence your opponents pick. Using longer range vypers in my opinion fall prey to high cost and low bs. For me anyway they are not my top option.
I think the GW canvass one is a rebrand of the figures in comfort case, try their web site, you will find they are certainly competative with GW on price and you can choose a range of fills to allow you to carry pretty much anything, the quality, particularly of the foam is also better than GW
Everything you have been told is a lie!
I have to use various boxes to carry any models that are bigger than infantry size. Very irritable for traveling purposes but it gets them to the destination safely. Note that the Gamesworkshop boxes are built for Imperial Tanks, whom are mostly rectangular. Eldar Skimmers on the other hand are much bigger and will probably struggle fitting, I don't own one myself but this was my deduction from the images available from the Gamesworkshop site.
A large tool box with padding is what I would recommend, padding can come in the form of foam bits, cotton bundles etc.