Panzer wrote:Being able to decide on Crisis weaponloadouts during deployment would be way too powerful. We could tailor our list perfectly to deal with any kind of army without any drawback while others would have to take all-comers lists. Tank heavy? Go all Fusion Blaster. Horde? Go all Flamer. Elite Infantry? Go all Plasma/CIB.
No way something like that will EVER be possible. Maybe as Stratagem. 1-2CP per unit. But even that would stretch it considering how big our Crisis units can potentially be.
I agree, I guess I should have clarified. I was thinking choosing from predetermined loadouts. Like the forgeworld commanders builds. The weapons are predetermind in the designers' favorite configurations. So no triple flamer. Probably burst cannon, flamer... I can't remember the fluff well enough to say what all of the combos were. Also the weapons would probably always be limited to 2 plus an optional system.
Anyway, silly conversation. Like you said, it won't happen.
But, I had a thought. Since the xv-8s are overpriced, minimize their expense as much as possible. If you have to use them in your list I mean.
I don't have my index on me but I believe it isn't required to fill all 3 slots. Stick to roughly 20-25 pts of weapons and add systems sparringly. It really goes against maximizing efficiency and seals the xv-8 in as a 2nd tier unit, but it may keep their costs down just enough to be tolerable.
Ex: CIB, MT, VT. -or- Dbl PR, MT. -or- Dbl BC, CDS. -or- MP, MT. -or- FB, MT, SI.
I put multitracker in there a lot, which you probably don't need if you got enough markerlights. But just to give you some ideas.
Again, not the best build. But a way for someone to use them if they don't have other models and don't want to invest too many points.