Thursday, March 05, 2009

Devastator Squad in Rhino - worth it?

I've been contemplating this for a few days... would it be worth parking a Devastator squad in a Rhino for protection?

Pros:
  • Rhino's armor of 11 makes them impervious to bolter fire.
  • Possibility of 12" emergency move if needed
  • Repair possible if Rhino immobilized
  • Vehicle and squad can target independently
  • Not significantly expensive (cheaper than extra marine + heavy bolter)
  • Potential for two Storm Bolters
  • Likely that entire squad would survive vehicle exploding
Cons:
  • Only two models can shoot from fire points
  • Points could be spent on additional long range weapons
  • High strength fire magnet
So for a mere 175 points you get 5 Devastators with 2 missile launchers in a Rhino armed with two Storm Bolters and a Hunter Killer missile. For that same cost you could get a 5 Devastator squad with 2 Lascannons and a missile launcher.

Have you done this? How did it work for you?

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