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Made in fr
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I have to admit that given it's size total, the CoD is a relatively low cost GW model.

I'm wondering if it is worth taking as a unit or just as a terrain piece to block LoS.

Basically it has a relatively unimpressive shooting attack, (d3 S4, AP 3 3 Dam 12") you can teleport a piece of it somewhere tho i'm not sure why you'd do it in most cases and if it'a worth trying up a cryptek to do it with, you get a +2 ld within 6" of one and gives command protocols.

As far as shooting goes it's just a 12" range on a usually immobile platform. Flat 3 damage is good as is AP3. But d3 shots and s4 doesn't make it all that powerful. There are plenty of single models with more firepower.

I'm thinking of possibly starting 3 out near a cryptek or two and teleporting them to within 6-8" of some objectives as being their best use to give command protocols to units holding them.

But then again, they could always make great terrain pieces. and if used as terrain only don't need to deploy with 12" of another one. Use them to block LoS to an objective and keep the enemy from long ranging a unit off it for a turn

Plus they sure look good...


I've never watched a whole episode of Firefly. 
   
Made in gb
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Stevenage, UK

I don't really see any use for it as a unit. It doesn't really do anything - that gun alone is absolutely not worth the points, and unless I'm missing something, I'm just not seeing how the Command Protocols bubble is going to actually prove useful. The Ld buff only applies to core units, I suppose I could see that being useful for stopping an ObSec unit disappearing if it rolls badly for Reanimation? But honestly a Res Orb still seems better for that.

I pondered the possibility of using it for holding a backfield objective, that's already in your deployment zone. The one thing that it has going for it, is that it's reasonably tough and will take a bit of focus to take down. But because it isn't really a threat, your opponent can quite happily ignore it - and because it's not ObSec, it only takes two models to steal that objective from it. So it's not even good at that!

I say 100% use it as terrain.

"Hard pressed on my right. My centre is yielding. Impossible to manoeuvre. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - General Ferdinand Foch  
   
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 Super Ready wrote:
I don't really see any use for it as a unit. It doesn't really do anything - that gun alone is absolutely not worth the points, and unless I'm missing something, I'm just not seeing how the Command Protocols bubble is going to actually prove useful. The Ld buff only applies to core units, I suppose I could see that being useful for stopping an ObSec unit disappearing if it rolls badly for Reanimation? But honestly a Res Orb still seems better for that.

I pondered the possibility of using it for holding a backfield objective, that's already in your deployment zone. The one thing that it has going for it, is that it's reasonably tough and will take a bit of focus to take down. But because it isn't really a threat, your opponent can quite happily ignore it - and because it's not ObSec, it only takes two models to steal that objective from it. So it's not even good at that!

I say 100% use it as terrain.


Someone on reddit I believe pointed out it blocks DS. Still for like 120 points it's dubious. Maybe if instead of giving necrons a +2 ld it gave enemy forces a -2 ld, or allowed deny the witch in it's vicinity. As is it's a questionable buy, but some little napoleon might see way to use them (it?) in some missions on some tables.

Plus against an enemy who has a LD nerf effect they might help, but again very situational.

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I've never watched a whole episode of Firefly. 
   
Made in gb
Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest





Stevenage, UK

 Matt Swain wrote:
Someone on reddit I believe pointed out it blocks DS. Still for like 120 points it's dubious.

The trouble with listing that as a benefit, is that every unit does that - and even if they do take the two turns to get there (which does nothing to stop turn 2 drops if your opponent gets first turn), they also don't need a Cryptek's attention to do it. In that respect, its cost is heavier than just 120 points - it's opportunity cost on a Cryptek's turn and having another potentially ObSec unit advancing up.

"Hard pressed on my right. My centre is yielding. Impossible to manoeuvre. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - General Ferdinand Foch  
   
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Good points. I hope this gets some buffs soon.

I've never watched a whole episode of Firefly. 
   
 
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