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I feel like jetbikes probably aren't the strongest choice for Ironwing. Sure, with molecular acid they are vicious, so they'll probably be good, but they're an anti-infantry unit and the Ironwing special rules already make marksman vets pretty good anti-infantry shooters without taking up one of the non-tank slots.

I would just make sure that your have sufficient anti-armour that adding another anti-infantry squad will not be redundant and that you have enough scoring units (I often find the number of scoring units in my Ironwing lists are low due to focusing on tanks and dreads over boots in rhinos).

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Always take at least one unit of acidbikes. They are premium rapier/quad batteries ereasers. My two cents :)


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One thing I'm not sure about when it comes to jetbikes (especially acid ones)  is that they'll get quite some attention, they'll have to jink, and they'll only fire snapshots.

Am I missing something?



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Deep strike them :) They have 36" bolter range so you can place them beyond interception range (assuming augury scanners). They are also the most maneuverable unit you can get. They ignore terrain (and intervening units) so you can put them basically wherever you want. On the other hand when your opponent decides to put some heavy fire in their direction that means that rest of your stuff is relatively safe and free to do what you want. And jink saves lives :)

That's how I use(d to play) them.



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Very weird but fun and unique build for DA Vets: Heavy Chainblades.

 

You hit others easy and drown them in easy to wound attacks too, no more stalemate "hit on 4+ wound on 4+" combats.

 

Are power swords better, maybe? Will they look as awesome? No way.

 

Might be #FUN with Machine Killers or Monster Hunters too with the strength boosts and re-rolls etc combined, especially against weaker Rear armour.

 

Ignore me, Heavy Chainswords are apparently only one per five models ermm.gif


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Yeah, unforunately. :( We're sentenced to a lifetime of non-fun generic power weapons and chainswords for vets.

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Petition to make Blades of Caliban available for all models with power swords and to make acid shells available to rapiers

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Acid Shells on Rapiers would be mindblowingly devious.


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If acid shells are going on anything new, I'd prefer it to be Predators. 9 acid shots per tank is brutal (and that's not counting the tank's main gun!).

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I have a gut feeling that in HH8 acid shells will be either:

a) nerfed

B) limited in availability

c) gone completely

We'll see.



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What are peoples thoughts on plastic land speeders for ravenwing? Javelins are way too expensive and I have some plastic speeders from my 40k list that are sitting around.

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What are peoples thoughts on plastic land speeders for ravenwing? Javelins are way too expensive and I have some plastic speeders from my 40k list that are sitting around.

Graviton gun speeders look quite devastating to armor.

Now in Technicolor!


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What are peoples thoughts on plastic land speeders for ravenwing? Javelins are way too expensive and I have some plastic speeders from my 40k list that are sitting around.

Graviton gun speeders look quite devastating to armor.
I second that.
Speeders work just fine.
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They also look great and very 30k if you remove the grav-panel-rail-thing from the front!


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