Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dark Angels Post Reaction: Flyers. Lolwut?

Hey again. Been busy etc. But I did manage to get a look at the NEW DARK ANGELS CODEX!!! So because i have an apparent obsession with Flyers in our game I thought id do tradition and tell you what i think.

To start we have THE DARK TALON!!! This Flying Church Flyer had me scratching my head while uttering the phrase "lolwut". You see this is supposed to be an anti infantry thing( But wait. isnt that the Nephilims job???) The 2 main reasons you are paying the 150+ Points for this is the stasis bomb and Rift Cannon.

The Stasis bomb is a sneaky way of saying "BEDTIME!" to any unit hit. -3 to WS and intiative is cool. Problem is you only get 1 chance, and if you dont send in another unit to capatalize on this then you just wasted this units potential.

The Rift Cannon is now the main focus of my rage. Like what the hell was Vetock thinking? Writing this awesome fluff weapon then backing it with terribly underwhelming rules. A Strength 5(!) blast weapon that causes a BLIND test and an AP of -. Uh what? Thats it? What does that do??? NOTHING! The potential for this thing was huge. I mean a RIFT CANNON!

How I would have done it:

Str 5 Ap- Large Blast.
Special Rule: Blind, Rift Breaker

Rift Breaker: Units hit by the Rift Cannon cou t as being in both Difficult AND Dangerous terrain there next movement phase, and may not attempt any Overwatch for the duration of next turn.

See? Even that makes this a little better. Imo

JD Out.

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