VoiceOfReasonPast wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Afaik, they're basically light raiders. In game full of brick shithouses with multiple layers of defenses. Who also
have lightspeed gangrape tricks up their sleeve.
Back when they were new, they were supposed to be really dangerous at close range. In my opinion they didn't cost too many points, their stats were just terrible. At range it was basically impossible to fight Space Marines. Roll to hit, then a very difficult roll to penetrate armour and another very difficult roll to wound and even then their weapons dealt so little damage that they hardly ever actually kill one.
Meanwhile, a regular Bolter fucks their shit up. And since you've got no reason to close in on them you'd stay put and can shoot twice because Space Marines can just do that. The one faggot that managed to break through got fucked by my Captain's Chainsword.
And he was all "I get to field so many dudes because Space Marines are way too expensive!". They aren't. They are pure value.
I'm sure they changed them a lot by now. At release they were basically weaker and slower Tyranids that weren't even all that much cheaper. The cheaper 'nids were faster and more dangerous in combat and the more expensive ones were fuckoff machines of hatred and destruction that can take Bolter fire like a champ.
Edit: For perspective, had I just used the points to field a Dreadnaught with a Powerclaw and Chaingun instead I'm sure they couldn't even penetrate it's armour.