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Strike from the Shadows + Hellblasters?

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gmaleron

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Hey guys, in the process of planning out my Raptors expansion and I'm wanting this to focus on a Phobos heavy army, however as I will be running them with Raven Guard rules I have a tactics question. Curious has anyone used "Strike from the Shadows" with Hellblasters? Idea of having x10 of them appear 9inches away and unloading on an unfortunate target has me thinking it'd be effective and fun. I'm already planning on utilizing Master of Ambush with some Bladeguard.
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Never used them but just looking at datasheets is enough to know that plasma inceptors are straight up better.  More shots, more toughness, more wounds, deep strike for free.  

 

If I was hellbent on hellblasters I would look at the 3 shot version first.    



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I've done that with the assault hellblasters (3 shot version). 30 plasma shots to the face is awesome. 



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In the beginning when the primaris range was considerably smaller (and the only Gravis unit was the Captain and Bolter Inceptors from the Dark Imperium Starter), it was fairly common for Raven Guard forces to use our strats to dump hellblasters closer to the enemy. This in conjunction with the old banner that allowed shoot on death (4+ pre-nerf) was quite strong with allowing you to overheat, kill your own dudes, and shoot again was pretty decent.

 

The thing I think you will find is that they are a very glass cannon unit that is 1) Very expensive and 2) Not likely to live long once they have conducted their alpha

 

Like my homie SG mentioned, Plasma Inceptors just perform that task better. The movement and blast rules alone make them better suited to the task than anything comparable.

 

Side note: PL/Points being so high can also mean it can be difficult to balance the 50/50 starting/reserve quota for the start of the game and reserves, so thats also something to consider with Hellblasters as well.


Edited by Shadow Captain Vyper, 05 May 2021 - 08:14 PM.

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