I couldn't think of a topic for this weeks ramble.
I was catching up with my regular blogs over a coffee this morning and one of the guys i follow posted an interesting pseudo-rant.
I had originally chosen to follow this blog due to his posts concerning Dark Eldar in 40K and then WFB Dark Elves. His GW posts have dried up of late and most of the recent material has focused on X-Wing, which has also all been worth a read. He posted some good army lists and his reasoning always seemed sound.
I'm not just bigging the guy up for filler or anything, just attempting to establish that he's not some knee-jerk crackpot with extreme opinions who hates everything.
The post today was inspired by Imperial Aces finally hitting stores and focused on the TIE Interceptor as a ship and where it stands in the game currently, or rather, where it doesn't.
He was quite scathing about the ship I consider to be my favourite in the game and pointed out that with several of the cards due in the forthcoming Rebel expansions, its standing is likely to fall even further.
It seemed quite harsh, but in all honesty, I couldn't disagree with a single point he made. The Interceptor, as a ship, is no more survivable in game than a 12 point TIE Fighter, and yet generally costs 2 to 3 times as much for 1 more attack dice and some more manoeuvres on its dial.
Upon reflection, this wasn't really news to me, and yet I've been plugging away with the Interceptors anyway as I just like the aesthetic and the idea that they're reliant on insane turns at breakneck speed.
And thus we arrive at the discussion point for today:
What are those pet units that you keep fielding despite them never performing on the table and why? They perpetually disappoint you but there's something that keeps you coming back for more.
TIE Interceptors aside, there was one unit that really stuck out for me.
Good ol' Hellions.
They look awesome, are fast, have a decent amount of shots, get a quite impressive (for eldar) S4 in combat and are usually even scoring. But they've never really performed. True, they've never been truly dreadful either, but at 16 points a dude, there were always much better things i could have spent the points on. And yet I kept going back for more.
So what units are consistently poo and yet you keep coming back for more like a sucker?
I'll leave you with this little ditty that popped into my head when I wrote the post title down.