L30n1d4s Posted May 26 Share Posted May 26 (edited) I saw another thread bemoaning Combi-weapons in 10th, and how they are too "dumbed down"/not versatile enough and, after thinking about it a bit, I have a hunch that Sternguard (with Combi-Weapons of course) are going to be the anti-elite infantry hunters for the Astartes. Think about it... Anti-Infantry 4+, Devastating Wounds, and Rapid Fire 1... even if they are BS4+ ( and I suspect Sternguard might get BS3+ on their Combi-Weapons, to represent their status as elite ranged units), if you drop Oath of Moment on, say, a squad of Blightlord Termies, then have 10 Sternguard coming out of a Drop Pod at 11" away, the SG get 20 shots, about 15 hits with full rerolls, then about 12 x 4+s to wound (again, using full rerolls), which translates to 12 MWs, or 4 dead Blightlords, bypassing their T6, 2+/4++. Put another way, Sternguard with Combi-Weapons are the SM method of generating a lot of MWs against tough infantry models, whether that is Necron Lychguard, Tyranid Genestealers, Ork Mega Nobz, Gravis Marines, Wraithguard, Ogryn, celestian Sacresants, or even big heroes like Abaddon or Ghazkhul or Eldar Phoenix Lord's in the open. While I get why people are sad pandas about not being able to get the specific "skills" of massed combi-meltas, combi-flamers, etc. I have actually come around to Sternguard playing a new (and pretty cool) role as the Elite infantry hunters of the army (which is also pretty fluffy for them, I think). Edited May 26 by L30n1d4s Khornestar, TwinOcted, Carcosa and 2 others 2 3 Back to top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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