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|Subject: Tantalus Thu Aug 22 2013, 15:53|| |
Did anyone see the new rules for the Tantalus? It got a huge bump in the apoc book. 12 srt5 ap2 shots is brutal! It has d6 str7 ap2 bladevain attacks! 5 hull points (which is weird). 16 transport capacity is nothing to shake a stick at either... Now all I have to do is keep it alive.
Dark Lord of Granbretan
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Thu Aug 22 2013, 15:55|| |
Bet it's got an AV that makes the 5HP pretty much irrelevant though.
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Thu Aug 22 2013, 16:11|| |
AV 12 front and sides... so, it's weird right?
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Thu Aug 22 2013, 16:36|| |
not too weird. Remember Hull points is suppose to be the size of the thing. If the raider has 3 and the tantalus is basically 2 raiders slapped together, it makes sense to have 5 (-1 for the joint in the middle) Add in the 16 capacity is for a max unit of wyches + IC (or a ton of grots)
As for the gun stats and the bladevane, it looks basically what it was before, so no change there.
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Thu Aug 22 2013, 17:23|| |
I think what he meant by that was AV12 means it's still going to get wrecked pretty easily meaning 5HP won't really matter
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Thu Aug 22 2013, 17:58|| |
do you still have to use the court to use it as a dedicated transport?
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Thu Aug 22 2013, 21:15|| |
yeah its HS or take a court to get it as DT. the unrefined rules for it gave it str 6 heavy 6 shots which was chopped to str 5 in its first outing in the armour book. and unless im mistaken it used to have a capacity of 20 but came in at a huge point cost. points have been dropped particularly but str 5 still only makes it a troop killer or a DT glancer at best
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Mon Aug 26 2013, 22:23|| |
Finally a vehicle worthy of carrying Vect.
I got mine a month ago, but hobby time is at a premium with me. I expect to finally have it built and, possibly, painted just before 2014...
Kabal of the Green Hair
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Fri Aug 30 2013, 08:38|| |
I've bee thinking on buying one too, will be a great add into my BlackDeath cult, soon as money comes around, it will be mine
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|Subject: Re: Tantalus Fri Aug 30 2013, 13:21|| |
I got a Tantalus about 4 months ago and if I say any thing it's this, have plenty of green stuff on hand. Other than that everybody that sees it thinks its an awesome model. In game it becomes a target priority for your opponent. I almost want to paint a target on the sails xD
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