So Forgeworld is gearing up for the release of Imperial Armour 11 with a flurry of new Eldar units; first the Hornet, then the Shadow Spectres and Warp Hunter and now the Wasp Walker. It is all very exciting.
Now to the Wasp Assault Walker. I was never a fan of the normal War Walkers as they are just too slow amongst my Saim-Hann (although scouts helps) but respected their immense firepower. The idea of a faster, yet still as lethal walker is brilliant and very scary.
The rules are interesting as you are basically paying 15 points to make a War Walker non-open-topped, able to deep-strike and have an interesting jet pack move at the expense of scouts. A good trade I think as all of the options are still there and all the weapons are still as powerful, 8 S6 shots anyone? Deep-striking and jet packs make this vehicle really useful as it can keep up with all the fast skimmers while also bringing plenty of extra firepower which is not susceptible to anti-infantry guns. The jets make it an excellent objective contester as they can pin-point drop beside an opponents objective then assault any infantry their giving them a 30" threat contest range. That's epic! The only downside is it cannot claim even though it is a Troops selection.
The model is pretty decent but not much different to a War Walker, just jets and a larger cockpit window. This means it will be easy to convert, especially from Star engines from Fire Prisms.....
Overall I cannot wait to see this unit in IA11 as it can bring masses of shots for little points that are still mobile and survivable.
- Xenos and Proud
- Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- Xenos and Proud is an 18 year old from Scotland who has been playing 40K for the last 4 years. He loves the 'under-dog' xenos armies, namely his Tyranid Gorgon splinter fleet, his Saim-Hann windrider host, his Tau Vleastean Hunter-cadre and the newest addition, the Shadowfax Corsairs. Although his tactics are mostly 'borrowed', his painting skills still 'developing' and his luck becoming evermore 'ridiculous' he continues to play, paint and roll in the hope that one day things will get better.