K'Pokk wrote:As to the Broadside, at 230pts it is way overpriced but with so many short-range weapons in the army I wanted a long range hitter. It hasn't really paid it's way so far!
If the Broadside comes down in points a bit, it'll be a great unit. I'd bet the Broadside will be one of the rising stars of our new Codex.
K'Pokk wrote:No, you are not sounding negative. You are right about the XV81 in the new FW book, I need to re-examine my commander. I bought the model ages ago when I think 5th edition came out. Cover saves were 4+ and made much more difference to the survivability of units than the meagre armour +1 it now gives, and having something that could ignore cover and even shoot around corners at unseen targets was excellent.
The rules have moved on and left me with a less effective commander. So he is now a drone controller now that drones are now so much more worthwhile than in 7th. I'll have to give the cyclic ion blaster a whirl
Now, here's the easy fix. Say the XV81 is a regular Commander, and say those missile racks on his back are Missile Pods. Could anyone tell the difference? In fact, they look more like Missile Pods than they look like SMS! Now you have a 2xMP Commander, just give him another Missile Pod and a Drone Controller and you'll have a Drone-buffing Commander who's practically untouchable and who can strike almost anywhere from within the comfort of his buffed-up Drone bubble!