So, the Reaver Jetbike really doesn't earn its points at the moment. So I've brought it here into the shop for a bit of a tuneup. We'll be keeping points cost and stats the same for this, just tinkering with gear and special rules to make it worth its salt.
Part 1: Ranged offense.
What have we got here? A lone Splinter Rifle? on a 30+ point model? Is this a joke? Alright, that has to go.
This unholy lovechild of the Shardcarbine and the Splinter Cannon is unique to the Reaver Jetbike. The construction has the ammunition supply built into the body of the bike, which is not an option for infantry, but the short barrel lacks the accuracy at range of the heavier cannon, making it unpopular with larger vehicles. For the lightning fast Reaver however, it offers a lot.
Range 18" Assault 6 Poisoned 4+ AP - Damage 1.
Let us be honest, Bladevanes are... actually pretty cool. I mean, Reavers hit a touch harder than a space marine with a chainsword thanks to that nifty AP -1 that the sword lacks. The problem is that two space marine style attacks really isn't much for 30 points, so what we need is MOAR!
Reavers advance with blinding speed through the ranks of their foes, cutting them down like wheat before a scythe.
On the turn in which it charges, each Reaver Jetbike may fight twice in the Fight phase.
Double attacks on the charge? That sounds fun. Combo's well with combat drugs to give a potential 6 attacks on the charge, hardly something to sniff at!
3) Speed and maneuverability.
We are keeping the 8" advance. No question. Now that assault weapons are stock, maybe we'll even get to use it! but really, there is no reason that Reavers should ever NOT be moving flat out! Also, it would be a shame if they couldn't use that beautiful charge bonus EVERY turn...
Speed of Death
Reavers are one of the fastest implements of death in the Dark Eldar arsenal.
Reaver Jetbikes may charge on the same turn as they Advanced or Fell Back.
Okay, that is the start. What do you guys think? What should we do with the Gravtalon and Cluster Caltrops?