Some quick thoughts, I did see a review up on YouTube, Auspex Tactics is the channel name. He has a good calming British accent too, so when I started watching last night I actually fell asleep. Picked it up again this morning it’s really just a quick overview of units in the book. I thought it was well done.
I will remain Stygies, or sometimes Lucius. I’ve resisted Mars for a while, but will most definitely be picking up Cawl to give that a try every now and then. Especially with the new canticle.
My thoughts on the new units one large unit of the ranger hound riders, one or two small units of the sterilizer Flyboys, and at least one copter, going for the bomber.
With Stygies, I can make free moves with my ranger riders, as well as use the strat to move other units forward, I’ll probably push dragoons and or a transport with stick priests. This would give me some immediate forward board control, and if I lose my transport I can pop the Strat to get my stick boys out. That’s almost like a free move of 3 inches in my enemies shooting phase and makes a charge much more likely. Also with Stygies canticle and hound move when charged strat I think this forward advance will have some mobility and options.
The flyboys will be used to tie up backfield units or to drop in as needed to bolster a weak point or seize an objective. They are a threat in melee and many of our canticles help us in melee. I’m excited for this unit.
I would follow this up with an advance of my Kataphron and vanguard units, with the backfield held by ranger units. I’ll probably always use both the tech priest doimnus and the Manipulus as warlords with the free warlord strat for 1 cp
I believe the copter may not be quite that attractive in this addition, however the information we have is flyers will be able to move much more freely in the new addition, as well as being able to leave the board and return. Hopefully this will allow us to lineup bombing runs and hit units with our slow down strat.
The new Strat to give -2 AP to the jazz hand priests is also interesting. I don’t have any of those though.
I like the new warlord traits, and will definitely probably always choose the one that allows extra hits.
Finally, I’m not really sure where my robots or infiltrators will fall in the scheme of things. I do know I will be using my onagers but plan on getting more of the Scorpius tanks. I currently have two unbuilt and will make one a transport. I love the onagers and think the Icarus array may be my go to in the new edition.