Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alston, Cumbria
Yes, yes it is.
130pts buys you 9-14 S6/S7 shots all twin linked, some with Rending, some with Ignore Cover and Pinning.
For comparison, a BA Dev squad only puts out 4 S8 shots for exactly the same price, but isn't a Fast Skimmer AV12 Tank with 3HP and a 5++ just for moving that doesn't take up a FoC slot.
If you put an equal amount of points of Serpents and Chimeras on the table, I guarantee you that the Chimeras would roll over with very few losses to the Serpents.
The only other serious contender for the title is the Night Scythe - which isn't really fair considering that Flyers are in their own category of overpoweredness even without recourse to the stupidity that is the rules for embarking/disembarking from the Scythe. Sure, they're powerful and almost impossible to kill in multiples, but Serpents are on the table from turn 1, can move freely, put out more firepower, and have more weapons, so I'd rather have them.
90% of people think they are above average.
Statistically Improbable. Psychologically Inevitable.