These are chat archives for BSData/wh40k

6th
Oct 2018
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 06 2018 00:03
you are a dirty man and looking to play spoiler?
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 06 2018 00:09
not specifically. i just love the idea of playing a super-heavy company and dont feel bad about running it in a very competitive environment. plus the games dont take long when i only have 4 main units to worry about :smile:
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 06 2018 00:14
why three shadows and not a wider mix?
say the regular baneblade and/or a stormlord
or even the plasma blastgun one
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 06 2018 00:17
mostly because the shadowsword has very cheap sponsons
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 06 2018 00:17
aha
so triples on all three?
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 06 2018 00:18
yeah, they each have 3x THB
i could run a stock baneblade in place of one of them
or even a stormlord
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 06 2018 00:24
the other thing i could do is run a vanguard with astropaths instead of PPs, and replace the banehammer with a stormlord
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 06 2018 00:29
I think my only real concern is lack of a way to deal with massed bodies easily
which is why the stormlord suggestion
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 06 2018 00:32
i guess if it's for that reason, it should be the banehammer that gets cut?
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 06 2018 00:37
just spitballing, I think I've faced a baneblade chassis all of once
in 8th
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 06 2018 00:39
lol, this isnt the first time i'm taking multiple. last time it was one bblade, one ssword, and one slord
overall the bblade was the worst performer, despite costing the most
that was pre FW FAQ though, so it wasnt possible to take cheap sponsons on the swords
and paying 400pts for a volcano cannon on legs does not feel good
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Oct 06 2018 04:22
you mean the castellan?
or just base shadowsword
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Oct 06 2018 11:19
Base shadowsword. Castellans are more like 600, and you get a lot more than just a volcano cannon for that.