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*EDIT* Well, I'm an idiot, I forgot the poll. Go me. I'm not going to clog the forum any more than I already have by re-posting, so here you go anyway. :sigh:
Okay, I might be going a little poll happy after finding out how easy they are to make, but I'm planning on buying some stealth suits as I feel like I'll play them in most armies (infiltrate + night fight = great fun every time) and I was wonder especially from those of you who have had experience with both whether one of these models was better (or just cooler) than the other.
Random, unfounded opinions are welcomed and encouraged, so don't feel you have to post on why you vote either way.
If you're curious, which I'm sure you're not, I voted XV25, because I like the fat ones.
PS. I didn't include the XV22 because obviously it would win, and that's just not fair to the other suts, especially since I can't buy a squad of XV22s. Feel free to complain about this if you would like.
Last edited by honorableSimon; March 26th, 2007 at 16:28. Reason: I'm an idiot x2
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Well, the night fighting rules have no further effect on stealth suits, so you could just do the same with a few (read 20) Kroot, but I'm guessing that's not high on your 'to do' list.
Back to the lost poll: XV25 every time. I like the older XV15s, and they are actually the only ones I have, but I think the new ones fit in to the class of "Battlesuit" better than the old ones as they are actually bigger than a Marine now! The poses are a little static perhaps, very much one arm doing nothing much, and the same problem with the bent arms as the XV8s (I can't have a stealth pilot point his gun with a straight arm?!), but you have more freedom in the look of them. (I somehow ended up with all my XV15s in one of two poses. Grrr...). That and they are plastic...
The new ones are far cooler looking (I think) and also in plastic, which makes them much easier to repose.
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I am in an excellent position to put before you all my humble opinion:
I have 14 stealth suits of various types.
11 are original, and very nice looking with a good paintjob. It is hard to repose them as they are metal.
The new ones are very interesting, but not quite as intriguing looking in my opinion.
But the optional hardware they come with (and fusion gun) plus the plasticness of the XV-25 put them ahead of the XV-15s.
Something to take into consideration: the XV-25s look like they can barely get off of the ground, like a fat man farting.
The XV-15s look much more nimble and, well stealthy. So let me revise what I said before and say the XV-15s are better.
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I think GW did a perfect job with the XV-25s, IMO they were always supposed to be more like a watered down Crisis suit than a jacked up Firewarrior.
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Personally I like the XV15's better because they look less bulkier. I mean they're supposed to be Stealth Suits, I was expecting something to be smaller and sleeker than the XV25's.
The stealth field has nothing to do with the armour that the guys are wearing. Think about it more like a shield gen or something like that.
Remember that car in James Bond, the aston martin with the stealth field. That was a big car but when it was invisible.......it was still invisible. :shifty:
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such technology comes at a price for the XV25's mainly due to the new support hard point being freed up as the result of the TE's technology rapidly evolving into new toys, yea the old XV15's look more stealthy but think of them as an earlier type of the stealth's, of which they are, and their stealth field generator are not as good as the XV25's.
then as the new XV25 stealths came out in mass production, their grasp on stealth generatoring technology had just got stronger making them more difficult to see (though the rules for them are basically the same), they just got bulkier to include another system (and a new weapon option) to be of some use when they're behind enemy lines kicking butt...
and it doesn't matter which models you use for them, they're there for the sole purpose as a representation of the rules when in games, they just look different