Another 5 Scouts completed! This brings my current total to 40 scouts completed. I really like these metal scouts. I prefer them to the current plastics. My next scout unit to add are bolter scouts led by Telion. I’m not sure if the unit should have a heavy bolter or a missile launcher though? Telion Ballistic Skill special rule would suit the missile launcher better, but the Heavy Bolter has hellfire shells and wounds on 2+, so that could be 3 shots hitting on 2s and wounding any creature on 2s. What would you do?
I agree with you Garfy, those are some of the best scout models that GW has produced.
That being said, I would stick Tellion with Sniper Scouts. Failing that, an infiltrating Missile Launcher. I find that blast templates are rather hit or miss, pun intended.
- Dat Chu
@Dave, template won't miss as much if you use Telion's help (BS 6 means you will hit most of the time since rolling 6 and 7 is very popular for 2D6).
@Garfy: unfortunately hellfire shell is only Heavy 1, Blast so only 1 single BS6 scatter + 2+ to wound anything. Still decent against horde. I would go with Dave's suggestion and get Telion + 3x snipers + 1x Missle Launcher. No need to get them camo cloak because Telion give them Stealth by default.
Thanks for the heads up about the scout hellfire shells guys.
I'll paint up Telion with these bolter scouts + heavy bolter next, but when it comes to games, I'll make sure he's with my snipers.
Looks good Garfy!!!! Only a few more scouts to go. Keep pushing. Can you give me a rundown on the pants color scheme?
The colour of the trousers are
Vallejo Game Colour Heavy Ochre as a base layer (covers real nice and smooth), then 50:50 VGC filthy brown mixed with VGC bonewhite. The I wash with GW Gryphonne Sepia and final highlight is VGC bonewhite.
Hope that's useful.
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I'd go with the heavy bolter unless you need the punch of the missile launcher against armor.