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Made in us
Shrieking Traitor Sentinel Pilot





The Wastes of Krieg

For my Scion Drop Troop army, I am debating on whether or not I should take one of my Vultures and throwing a bunch of Skystrike missiles on it. Is it worth focusing so much on flyer-hate right now? Or am I better off allocating points elsewhere?
   
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Douglas Bader






Given the fact that skystrike missiles aren't even effective AA (lol GW, please learn how to do math) no, it isn't a good idea.

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Made in us
Shrieking Traitor Sentinel Pilot





The Wastes of Krieg

A 3+ isn't good enough?
   
Made in us
Douglas Bader






DeathKorp_Rider wrote:
A 3+ isn't good enough?


Not when the stat line of the weapon is so weak, and you aren't hitting on a 3+. Even if you don't move (and therefore give up your own -1 to hit) you're only hitting on a 4+. You're better off throwing a bunch of lascannon shots at the problem because even though you only hit on a 5+ each hit is far more effective.

There is no such thing as a hobby without politics. "Leave politics at the door" is itself a political statement, an endorsement of the status quo and an attempt to silence dissenting voices. 
   
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Witch Hunter Undercover in a Cult







Skystrike missiles get a +1 to hit air targets; if you move and you're shooting an aircraft with -1 to hit the Skystrikes will be hitting on 5+ where other weapons will be hitting on 6+. The Vulture isn't a good plane to carry an AA loadout. (You can tell it's built for air-to-ground by Strafing Run (+1 to hit targets without Fly))

The other problem with Skystrikes is that they're horrendously overpriced; from a purely practical standpoint a 108pt Hydra is a better AA unit than a 240pt skystrike-autocannon Vulture, as it's got almost as many shots (8 down from 10), they're way more accurate (hitting planes on 4+ instead of 5+ and 6+), and you have access to a lot more support abilities to make them work better.

If you like Skystrikes and want to find somewhere to put them a Lightning with Skystrikes is all of 5pts more than that Vulture and as it starts at BS3+ the missiles are a lot more accurate against air targets (plus you get the lascannons hitting air targets on a 5+). If you just want some Navy air support a Thunderbolt or an Avenger is cheaper, at least as good at AA due to the starting BS3+, and more flexible since it doesn't have to weaken its ground attack loadout to shoot aircraft.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/05/12 14:20:52


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