Raveners actually a Legit choice? (Planetstrike)
The first thing i thought after reading the info about planet strike was 6 Fast attack And assaulting the turn i DS... RAVENERS!!!
I think, in planetstrike, that raveners are really gonna be great again. As they can assault on the turn they DS (thanks to having the Deep Strike special rule), they really are gonna kick some imperial (or xenos, or anything else for that matter) ass!
Now, i envision PS to be quite large battles, maybe not quite apoc. size, but larger than a standard game. So myself and a few friends have had a few mock games, (using the Attacker/Defender FO, a couple of bastions and the barrage thingy), but really none of us have very large amounts of points worth of armies (oh, the curse of being a student).
So with this in mind we just decided to do normal battles, but tweaked so they became 'planetstrike' ones.. Generally this means 1.5 - 2k matches, but with the new FO and shizz.
So, (trying to get round to the initial reason for posting) would Raveners actually be a good investment for a Tyranid army?
Ive always kinda overlooked them as they have seemed rather frail and expensive. but now im quite drawn to the idea of having a unit... or two... xD
6 Ravneners, with Dual Talons, and a Devourer each comes in at around 300 if i remember right. This is a pretty large chunk out of that 1.5-2k. But is it worth is for 36 S3 Shots, and 39 S4 CC attacks, which can shoot And assault the enemy (hopefully) on Turn One?
Thats potentially Alot of Killy.....
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