Post by Warsmith Wolf on Jun 21, 2013 14:21:52 GMT -5
Ah, the humble Sky Talon. A cheaper Valk with no troops capacity, the ability to carry a Tauros or some Drop Sentinels, and a Heavy Bolter replacing the multilaser, keeping the ability to take rocketpods. However, it also has Vector Dancer and, while being Heavy Support, doesn't take up Force Org slots. Could this be the ideal "cheap" support flyer if you don't plan on using flyers as transports? Or are you better off paying more for the Valkyrie?
NOTE: I'm not counting the Vendetta, since it's more an AT platform than the other two.
Post by treadiculous on Jun 23, 2013 16:55:23 GMT -5
It always seems to me that the mobility and deployment options available to the units the talon can deploy make the whole transport capacity of the talon pointless in game terms... unless you were playing on a massive table or one covered in impassable terrain.
Saying that, the talon is often looked upon and within my top 5 forgeworld bookmarks. (the vulture and punisher cannons are 3 and 4).
Post by treadiculous on Jun 24, 2013 5:23:30 GMT -5
Having just looked at aueronautica I'm inclined to agree, its brings 2 hellstrike and a heavy bolter for the cost of one unit of veterans, yet built into the chassis of a fast moving AV12 vector dancer. The upgrade to MRP's is well worth the additional few points.
I like this as it relieves me of the puzzle of what I put into the aircraft, when all I really want is something to fly around and shoot stuff.
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