So Gamesworkshop has released the Spearhead expansion via FREE PDF download on their site. I browsed the rules, and it's pretty decent if you want something different. Thou, obviously you have to have some spare tanks on hand. Apparently Rhino's don't count :-)
So I picked up the new White Dwarf, which of course is a Blood Angels lovefest with the new releases. I didn't mind so much, as I was tired of passing up the mag due to excessive LotR and Fantasy material.
This brings me to the StormRaven(sp). I have the BA codex, and I'm reading the White Dwarf which touts this flyer as the AwesomeSauce, bristling with missiles of Uberness, Hurricane Bolters, Melta, Ass Cannons, and Pumpkin Cannon. Carries a boatton of guys AND a dread into combat... is an Assault Vehicle, so unload, smash face .. (unlike Droppod.. unload, get shot to peices, get assaulted, think of creative ways to melt said Droppod into a peice of artwork for the mantle)...
So all this uberness is 200pts... .. I'm a noob of epic 40k proportions, but am I the only one that realizes that the Blood Angels TechMarines used spare boltershell packing cardboard to armor this thing?
Essentially your paying gobs of points, for a flying assault rhino with weapons... and in my experience, rhino's and razorbacks don't last long. Oh and it costs a small fortune.
Am I that noobish, or is GW a bit out of touch. Personally, if I drank the noob GW Koolaid, ran out and purchased this expensive Rhino of flying Epicsauce... I'd be pretty pissed to see all that $$$ and time, and the squad inside .. go poof to a Krak Missile or stray Las shot... who am I kidding, no shots will be stray. With lists that have Long Fangs and 12-15 Missile Launchers, I see the StormRaven as a permanent flaming fixture of the Blood Angels army, to toast marshmellows over by turn two and sing Kumbaya.
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