Reivers: Verdicts still out for me, haven't really played with them yet
My theorycraft on this definitely favors the combat knives and pistols. With grav-chutes or grapnel launchers wolves are in a much better position to make use of these as a distraction melee unit. Some peppering fire from the bolter carbines I think suits other armies, but the extra attacks, and then increases to hit and the assault doctrine makes these guys a nuisance early on, and downright deadly late game if the enemy doesn't focus on them.
Intercessors: Bolt Rifle
To me it just hits all the right parts, a proper amount of range with the 30", a solid amount of shots due to bolter discipline. I'm glad the other versions have gotten updates, but as a troops choice take, it just provides too good of the base level fire, and quite simply other stuff seems to make better use of the other two profiles, aggressors for the assault and eliminators for the stalker pattern.
Aggressors: Quite simply the bolt storm just appears genuinely better. In the long run you're getting more shots cause you can continue to fire while getting into range with the squad. My best friend plays salamanders and makes a point to use the flamestorm ones, but will often say, if he didn't, there's no way he'd not run the boltstorm gauntlets, and he's been using aggressors since they came out. The thing that really makes them work for his army is the strategem to increase wound rolls by 1, and that still doesn't convince him the flamestorm would work better in most situations.
Inceptors: Plasma Exterminators
So i'm going with plasma on this, but I think that's mostly because my army is missing a more elite targeted weapon, but I really think on inceptors either option is just as good, so long as you are using it to fill a gap in your current list loadouts.
Eliminators: Bolt Sniper Rifle
Quite honestly, i don't ever see myself taking the las fusil. That could certainly change but... iunno there just seems so many other options that can fill that kind of roll, where as no other units are going to fill the roll of Eliminators with the sniper rifle. Especially with how characters have become force multipliers in 8th, having something that can target them out and get rid of an aura, to me, is worth it's weight in mjod.
Hellblasters: Plasma Incinerator
So myself I see these guys as a mix of elite and vehicle killers, since heavy str and ap aren't incredibly rampant in the primaris line yet. The assault plasma is just a bit too low in the strength for me to want to take, and the heavy is too limiting in shots at always heavy 1, not to mention by being heavy, move and your at a -1 to hit... so, absolutely no move and overcharge.
The mid range just seems to come with most of the benefits and least of the drawbacks.
Invictors: No opinion at the moment
Redemptor: Storm Bolters
Bolter Discipline - constant 4 shots with an extra 6" range.
Impulsor: Toss up
I think with bolter discipline no longer affecting vehicles in general, this becomes more of a choice again. me personally, I just like storm bolters
Edited by Reede, 28 March 2020 - 06:31 PM.