As with book 8 you can play the Punisher and Omega Tank Hunter variants in Squadrons of 1-2 tanks. But i think it would be to much for the Arcus as it is.
The Sicaran Omega should be reworked. It's outrageous that those BFGs on the turret only amount to 6 puny plasmagun shots combined.
100% agree, the Omega is pretty awful at its "tank destroyer" role, while the Arcus is just this amazing anti-everything platform. Headcanon, it doesn't make sense for the massive oversize plasma cannons strapped to it equaling essentially a glorified plasma gun. For something like the plasma Deredeo, sure, because they actually look like long barrel plasma guns. For the Omega, no way.
The Arcus could be toned down by nerfing its Arcus Warheads from AP2 to AP3 so that it isn't just instakill for TDA and vehicles due to cluster warhead. Instead, it would become adept at fishing for immobilized or weapon destroyed results instead of Explodes! due to cluster warhead. Perhaps change ripple fire to only allowing you to fire every other turn but permit it to be used if you moved.
I'd like to see the Omega reworked something along the lines of the following:
Plasma volley: R24" S8 AP2 Heavy 4, Blast
Sustained burn: R24" S9 AP2 Heavy 1, Plasma burn, Twin-linked, Lance, Get's Hot
That way plasma volley becomes something more unique than just a plasma gun, assuming the heavy infantry killer role from the Arcus but at shorter range. For sustained burn, it seems like a giant plasma blowtorch burning through armour fits the bill for Lance both fluffwise and cruchwise so it can actually kill something by hull point stripping, but at only AP2, because AP1 is the Venator's niche.
Certainly agree with others that the regular Sicaran should be able to be taken in squadrons of 1-2.
Edited by Armillion, 17 December 2020 - 01:14 PM.