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I find myself in the interesting position of having a little Christmas money. 
I called my good friend to ask his advice and we're thinking I should spring for 3 Hammerfall bunkers. 
I'm not 100% sure though. 

 

Is any one using them?

 

I remember advising my 'good friend' in 3rd ed that the ion cannon was superior to the rail gun on his Tau Hammerhead. devil.gif

 

BA have the advantage that we have enough jump stuff to leap over that terrain. 1 might be ok, 3 will entirely block off your deployment zone on 9th ed smaller tables and give you a headache. 

 

Get one if you really like the models - the rules aren't spectacular. The servo turrets work better as semi-mobile defence platforms. For the ┬úprice of 3 bunkers, you can get 3 ATV's and 2 servo turrets, which would undoubtedly be better. 


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Thanks for the input.
I realize the Hammerfall bunker doesn't seem fibulas. Having player Orks for more than 20 years I think at a minimum 2 of these should be fielded. Ork units have the same problems, some of them are just worthless unless you take 3 or more of a kind. 
I didn't realize the DZ's were that small this edition. One of my usual opponents has been talking about some kind of full infantry AM army and I have been thinking these bunkers could be just the thing for thinning his ranks. Putting him on the defensives from the start. 

It's between these or the firststrike turrets. I just imagine the bunkers getting to target more units and roll more attacks from the start than the turrets. 
I guess these just don't fit in very well with the modern competitive mindset, most of you seem like more competitive oriented oriented players. 
So I can understand why the bunkers wouldn't be overly exciting choices for a lot of you.

Thanks again for the input. I'll be thinking it over for a few days before I pull the trigger on anything. 

 

Edit
Yikes, I was wrong.
I thought the Heavy Bolters were 6 shots not 3. 
3 shots each is just too few dice to save this unit. 
I'll likely go with the firestrike turrets instead. 


 


Edited by Warhead01, 03 December 2020 - 05:09 PM.

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Have GW really removed the BA Tactical squad from their store? If so, I think that's a tragic thing. What a bitter sweet day for us.sweat.gif



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I doubt that the Tactical squad has been withdrawn. More likely it is just temporarily out of stock while they rebox it for 9th edition. This happened to the SW boxes last month.
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Greetings brothers of Baal, first post on B & C! :)
Glad to be on here at last!
Just a note I was lucky enough to get an order for the Astorath limited Ed book and its arrived today with a BA combat patrol and set of DC intercessors, super stoked to read it! The book is absolutely gorgeous!
Early seasons greetings to yall!
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Greetings brothers of Baal, first post on B & C! smile.png
Glad to be on here at last!
Just a note I was lucky enough to get an order for the Astorath limited Ed book and its arrived today with a BA combat patrol and set of DC intercessors, super stoked to read it! The book is absolutely gorgeous!
Early seasons greetings to yall!

 

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