Monday, 7 March 2011
The Monday Post
One thing that always crops up when I'm discussing lists with people is the fact that I use two Hammerheads instead of units of Broadsides. I've found that although Broadsides win on sheer tank killing power, the versatility of the Hammerhead railgun is far more useful. I have won countless games with a well placed submunition blast taking an objective holding Troops choice out of the game. The mobility of the tank is another huge bonus. Equipping it with a multitracker allows you to "fly" it 12" and blast away with the main gun. This is perfect for getting side shots on Leman Russes and other such well armoured targets. I usually deploy my Hammerheads on the flanks. From here they get the above mentioned side shots, but also provide valuable mobile cover for my Deathrains. The Hammerhead is also less vulnerable to small arms fire with it's high front armour and good side armour. The one key thing to remember is that your main weapon is a turret weapon. It can swivel to point at your target. Always position the tank so it's front armour is facing the greatest threat. This can mean the difference between killing that nasty enemy vehicle, and having your prized tank a smoking wreck.