So, two full games later, I notice that my list needs tweaking. We used the scenario generator PDF from Dice Like Thunder and as a result we got two very interesting battles.
The first game was Strategic Postions with a Corridor of Fire deployment which I lost on the seventh and very last round. The second game was Hold The Line with a Split Force deployment which I lost 3 to 2.
Autarch: this time I used him solo, deep-striking behind enemy lines trying to take out armour. The first game he failed miserably and was subsequently executed by Fire Warriors and Stealth Suits. The second game he redeemed himself by neutering a Hammerhead and wrecking another before being shot to bits.
Swooping Hawks: overpriced, underpowered, probably used incorrectly. The Yo-yo tactic is just too inaccurate against anything else than Orks so these guys will have to get a stats boost and price reduction before I consider to use them again. I might run them as ablative wounds for my Autarch, but for the points they cost I’d rather have two more Vypers or six jetbikes with Shuriken Cannons.
Wraithlords: Resilient, but T8 with a 3+ save is no match for massed S10 Railguns.
Pathfinders: A squad of 5 just might be good enough to take out Battle Suits, Broadsides and Terminators. A little mathhammer tells me that the chance of inflicting an AP1 wound is about 1/6 which isn’t that great. Still, Having a 2+ in cover makes Pathfinders useful for holding objectives. Need to test this a little more.
Vypers: Not to shabby with Missile Launchers, but being open-topped they don’t last very long (something we missed in the first game – my Vypers should be smoking piles of debris rather than flying around with their main guns blown off).
Wave Serpents: Great as always. Not to sure about using anything more than Shuriken Cannons and Scatter Lasers – at least not for Wave Serpents that deliver Fire Dragons. I think I need more than three Wave Serpents though.
Fire Dragons: It’d be nice to be able to use these as something else than suicide squads. I bet my problem is that I fail to support them with other units. I obviously need more Wave Serpents for this.