So am I the only one actually getting in games with the vehicles? It would be nice to see more feedback....
Anyway a few more games in... I really felt the need to supplement the tanks for the lack of S9 and above. I know the 'math' is supportive of the tanks compared to the Neutron laser Dunecrawler but I'll tell you something; shooting at T8-T9 with these new tanks isn't a lot of fun. I'm really thinking of going back to my Ironstrider units loaded with mixed loadouts. They seem just as survivable but more flexible. (It's easier to string out a bunch and cover wider area while remaining in 'buff' zones too.) Just throwing out some food for thought. I like the looks, and the guns are okay, but right now I feel like there's more volume than quality to them....
Next game I played seemed to back my feeling of having lots of volume but mediocre quality: against Dark Eldar I was severely out gunned by superior firepower. I faced multiple ravagers which just nuked my tanks. Mean while he'd make his -1 to hit (ravagers) and had an invlun. I had a slight range advantage but the speed of his boats and ability to cover them with numerous venoms took the bite out of my army.
His venoms threw copious amounts of poison shots... as I'm sure most of you know this is the secret sauce of the cheap, open topped (We -should- have been open topped) spam list. To my surprise he had 'blasters' mixed in every squad it seemed either on a vehicle or in a squad so he was able to hit me a lot harder than I could hit him. I lost half my tanks in T1. And my transport was ignored, as were the Dragoons.
I manged to win this ITC match by 2 points in the last two turns. It was a complete miracle though. I think he had me and is ignoring of my transport was what did him in. I got my priests out and zapped a pile of half wounded junk (he exploded 3 times on his own stuff!) and I was able to mop up just enough, and kill his buff characters to pull it off.
I did feel out gunned for sure. But as noted in my other thread I'm pretty bored of the Destroyer build so I'm trying something else with troops, but they aren't really working either.
The tanks are fun and they give my army a different feel and look. The transport (I've come to learn) is basically a glorified Chimera. It's okay. Not as good as venoms, but I guess that is the standard in competitive play for cheap transports.