So with GW starting to reopen warehouses, and Engine War mentioned in the weekend update, it hopefully wont be too long before we see some rules for our new kits.
I'm super bored already with my work week due to lockdown, so thought it'd be nice to start a discussion on what units people are excited for, and why (is it simply the models, or potential to fill gaps in the army etc).
Obviously this is a bit of conjecture until we see the actual rules/points.
The unit im most excited for is the serbyrys sulphurhounds.
Not only do they look great/ridiculous, but I can see them hopefully solving an issue ive been having.
I currently have a unit of 2 kastellans in my list that I use for horde clearance and as a distraction carnifex. However some games they just roll badly due to their 4+ (even with a dominus nearby).
I can see the sulphurhounds filling a very similar anti-screen role (if their flamers are decent - i would love it for these to be incendine combustors), whilst also being more flexible for gaining board control early game. The flamers also make them decent for screening things like genestealers (whereas shooty kastellans are useless unless taking massive blobs for overwatch - and even then you can potentially end u with 500+ points of robots locked in combat).
Id expect points for these to be somewhere around the 30-40 pt mark so if I can swap the 2 kastellans for 5-6 of these guys, that could be interesting.