I have not revisted my dias list since late 6th edition. But the dias is a very good fit in 7ed. It is a fire magnet but it is also very hard to take out. AV13 and jink have made it tough. After all you just want to get Vect into combat. Now I stole Brom's Fuegan unit to have a second fast hammer. It is two tough ICs that must be dealt with.
- Pimp Daddy Vect and His Ride -
Haemonculus Ancient Liquifier Gun Crucible of Malediction
7 Wyches Haywire Hekatrix PGL
Dias of Destruction Dark Lances
- 666 -
Haemonculus Venom Blade Vexator Mask
3 Grotesques Liquifier Gun Abberration Flesh Gauntlet
Raider Disintegrators Nightshields TGL
- 550 -
2x 5 Warriors Blaster
2x Raider Disintegrators Nightshields TGL
- 270 -
2x 3 Windrider Jetbikes Shuriken Cannon
- 122 -
2 Ravager Disintegrators Nightshields TGL
- 240 -
So six skimmers in the list. Lots of AT. Nine OS troops for maelstorm. Tons of mobility. Now my old dias list did well and I think this list will do quite well also. I know the dias is overlooked and powerful - I've tested it enough in 6ed. Now in 7ed it only got better. It can even take upgrades now so nightshields everywhere.
And before everyone says tantalus - yes the tantalus is great. But I have a dias on my shelf. It is the best Vect delivery system I know. And Vect is our best HQ IMHO, an absolute beast in cc. I don't kno another HQ capable of taking down MCs, ICs etc. as well in the DE list - do you?
Paper is overpowered. Scissors is fine.