(That extra movement will do all when they die the turn they arrive in(If they get a drop rule at all)).
I am not aware of a similar unit without deepstrike... Swooping Hawks, Krisis, Gargoyles, Storm Boys. As soon as they got wings or rockets strapped onto their backs (we got both) they can deepstrike if I am not wrong here.
The extra movement might be worth it when not deepstriking. Both variants should be able the get into action turn 1 or grab early objectives while being able to hide more easily than Dragoons. Flamers might be worth hiding out of LoS to counter charging units, no DS needed here either.
I think hiding them out of LOS is going to be easier said than done.
That wingspan is pretty crazy - looks to be at least 3 times the width of the base (so thats 120+mm of wings to hide - times 5)
Compared to something like swooping hawks or JP marines..they are MASSIVE models.
to get even a squad of five so none of the wings can be seen is gonna be tricky (albeit not as tricky as hiding 5 dragoons)
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Its also been pointed out in the rumours thread that it looks like only the sterilyzors get the claws (youll see on the models only the flameboys have those extened knive claws on their feet) - which would suck for the carbine guys if so... as theyre now useless in combat (2 S4 AP0 attacks each?) - its a weird one as I get theyre meant to be more shooty than combaty - but the bombs you need to get in close for, so you could really do with some CC output (the carbines are useless against MEQ+ unless burning wrath of mars - and we have no idea if you can take more than 5 models in the unit)
So yeah, really hoping the 'Pteraxii claws' are actually available to each Pteraxii unit.
Edited by DanPesci, 22 May 2020 - 08:57 AM.