Monday, July 1, 2013
Nightshroud Bomber- Look out below!
Continuing our Fall of Orpheus Necron coverage is the new Necron flyer the Nightshroud Bomber.
This thing on the surface seems epic first of all. It an Av 12 All AROUND flyer! What's not to love? It comes with the standardard Tesla destructors which are very nice. But unlike the doom or night scythe the Night shroud is a bomber and boy does it carry an interesting load.
The bombs on the Night shroud are Strength 10 and ap 1 large blasts. Oh and they have blind in pinning. Now before you go screaming OP, let me explain why this is a fickle unit.
1. Point cost. This thing is a 220 point flyer. A good amount of AA will scrap this thing eventually. And as GW releases more fortifications with AA (screw you GW) then this thing will seem less ideal.
2. The bomb limit. It should be well noted this only carries 5, of those epic bombs. At first that might seem like more than enough but remember: Your flyer is automatically off the boar turn 1. And then there is the chance for rolling poor for reserves. So it is a high possibility you might only ever get to drop a single bomb in a game!
Despite this those bombs are still brutal. Also it should be noted that flyers that drop bombs, the bombs only scatter d6 inches. And I don't see where it says you can't subtract your Ballistic Skill (which is 4) so at most your bombs are only ever going to scatter 2 INCHES on a large blast. Wow. Oh and your bombs go off before interceptor shots so you get at least *one* chance to blow something to hell.
Overall this is a good unit. Most of its downsides are really beyond your control anyways so I don't see why you shouldn't take this if you can. Just be wary of any AA and try to knock bit out quickly. This unit is fickle but if played right it is downright brutal.
If you really want to make someone rage, take Toholk the blinded and give this monster It Will Not Die for some giggles.
As always feel free to comment what you think.