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|Subject: Re: The Problem with Reavers Tue Sep 05 2017, 09:55|| |
- @FuelDrop wrote:
- I will say this for Reavers: They are the fastest non-flier in our codex if raw movement is all that is required (advance 8" on speed 16" or even 18", giving them a potential move of 26"), which is great for pinching unclaimed objectives.
2 S 4 AP -1 attacks that hit on 2's is a pretty solid close combat option, if taken in a vacuum, and is only considered lackluster or poor because at 30 points per model it is positively wimpish. As with many wych cult units, an extra attack base and the ability to assault after advancing would turn it into a legitimately good unit, fast and hard-hitting enough to be worth the points.
I completely agree, that they are not bad, just bad for their points. But your suggestion just made them 8 inch faster on the charge (roughly a 33% increase) and gave an addtional attack (roughly a 50% increase).
That is quite a big buff (and they need it). And if that was changed I would be ok with that and think they are a viable unit. Not the end all solution to all our problems, but a worthy addition to an balanced army.