So... maybe i have been mistaken, maybe I was a fool. Ever since the Imperial Armour dropped I was quite disappointed with how the R'Varna looked in paper.
° Only 2 support systems available for her
° A gun that with Str 6 didn't looked too mighty
° A nova reactor set of abilities that looked meh
° The most expensive of all the riptide versions
Yeah the XV107 didn't looked so bright to me... yet I took her for a ride today. The Konor campaign dropped in and I defended in 3 different games in a row winning all of them. To say the least defending in this first Konor mission Astaramies is daaaaamn one sided! damn hard and brutal for the attacker who has very few options for scoring, so i decided to make my attempt on the attack side. And yes the lady was in and boy oh boy what a performance.
The R'varna brought the pain to all it shot, making consistent series of of 12+ nova shots each turn it delivered the final blows on a Exocrine and a Trygon, inflicted consistent damage on a Tervigon and a Spore and also removing some hive guards and Zoanthropes from the table when splitting fire to other targets...
In the end I lost, as expected, but the XV107 did way more that what I planed for her all at a 60" range and even against units it "should not have to"... at least not in my eyes.
I share this in the aim of all of your experiences with the XV107 R'Varna Battlesuit, was it just me and a series of luck rolls or you have similar results with her?... Thanks for ready and for your answers.
Army: Fior'Serra Sept Tau 6500 PTS