Impulse wrote:Thanks that really takes the edge off. I can get the Start Collecting box set and then just pick up big battlesuits as I feel like building them. I swear I read that Broadsides with missiles, and all the other battlesuits, were really good.
If you're lucky, Broadsides (especially with HYMP) can be absolute death machines. Issue is, their middling accuracy means that statistically Commanders are superior. The hypothetical damage ceiling on a HYMP Broadside is incredible though.
Impulse wrote:What's a good model for Longstrike? Or should I just convert one? Finecast stuff has a bad reputation.
Finecast is actually great now, I own dozens of finecast models bought in the last few years and none have defects. Back when Finecast came out it really was awful, however, now there's no problem with it.
Anyway, you don't actually need to model Longstrike. He's inside the tank, so unless you really want him popping out of the top, just paint the Hammerhead to make it look like a tank ace or some kind of command variant.
Impulse wrote:Can anyone give me a rundown of Ethereals?
As Panzer said, they're cheap and give minimal buffs. However, if you're looking for a cheap unit that can improve the durability of your units by a small margin, or remove Markerlight dependency from a small area, Ethereals aren't bad. Don't bother with the upgrades, stock is okay. Hopefully in the new Codex they'll feel like more of a viable unit.