Cool, a thread about skorchas
What are the Warbikes for?
I opted for warbikes over buggies for the simple fact that I wanted to focus on engaging, rather than shooting. The bikes are also used for CC'ing stuff I don't want shooting at me, like Leman Russes. The Fightabombas have the job of prepping formations.
I think Jason had more success when he left the fightas out of the list though.
I quickly learnt that having a chunk of your force in the air didn't really help you claim objectives and that's where you win games of Epic (well, just playing games of Epic is winning in my books).
Does that really look like fun?
Yes and no. I like the theme and they are cool to use in a game, but they are absolutely horrendous to use in a touranment. Plus, I'm sure a few people didn't have fun facing my skorcha horde, but as people saw at the recent tournament, they aren't that unbeatable.
I laughed when Jason told me taking fighta bommas instead of mo' Skorchas in the last tourney is why he did so bad.
Actually, it was the fact I took too many FB that cost me games, not the reduced number of skorchas. If I had anything else on the board that could claim objectives I probably would have faired better.
he also had those mekwagon things for the free void shields.
The Mekboys do three things, give me a 45cm MW attack, the powewrfields soak up the first hit and most importantly, they help reduce the number of BM my formations take. With the absence of units with leader in the army, be prepared for carrying around BM for the rest of the game. And once your 8 man units break, they're as good as useless, needing 5+ or worse to rally.
I'll do that first, and perhaps just borrow models to try out a skorcha list rather than buy a ton of new models.
Just let me know when you want a game and you can use my guys. Or if you want to use them in a campaign or tournament just say and they're yours.