|You'll need a bigger gun to keep me off you, Sister.|
Btw - apologies for the random nature of the text formatting in the article. I've tried formatting the shite out of it through deleting copypasta, Word and Notepad but nothing's worked so far because Blogger seems to have a mind of its own today and the paragraphs just jump around the page.
|There's even Sisters Cosplay out there.|
Some stuff was a compromise (I prefer Jacobus to Kyrinov myself) while others were taken to accommodate models that Nick had access to. The 3 Dominion squads were a no-brainer, but their
rides weren't and in the end Nick went for the grunts wrecking vehicles and the vehicles killing grunt while the 4 Troops were taken so that the army stood a chance in the ETC-style missions that rewarded players for having lots of Troops.
|Celestine sticking it to the man. You go girl.|
Having tried something similar to this in practice games I was able to see that the 3 Retributor squads were Long Fang-lite: static firepower with good saves but unlike the Marines they didn't have Missiles to double up on anti-infantry as well as anti-tank and were reliant on Fantasy-style lolrandom shenanigans in order to get their vehicle-busting on. Plus, 36" range restricts their deployment options and can mean they have to get close to the centre of the board in order to guarantee they're in range of targets every turn. That's not good for them with T3. So they had to be either pared down or given lots of support to draw attention away from them. A bit of both was required with Abe Simpson saying it best with 'A little from Column A, a little from Column B.'
Rhino - Dozer
|* See this pic for reference.|