So you want to find out what to take for that part of your army that is supposed to be destroying buildings? Each of us has it and think on it whenever we build our armés. Some equip their dropships with AT missiles to enable them to get those extra, pretty safe, damages on buildings to get the enemy infantry weakened before entering with their own infantry. Some take dedicated units that should enter the table without a dropship to get the enemy buildings early. Some use their infantry and so on. Let’s take a look at the different faction’s different AT units.
I want to take a look at some units that can be used to destroy buildings. Three units from each faction that often has a dedicated demolisher role in an army. Or they are just worth investigating right now.
For Scourge I have selected, Hunters, Slayers and Desolator.
PHR I have chosen: Angelos, Enyos and Taranis
UCM: Katana, Eagle and Seraphim
Shaltari: Caiman, Warstrider and Tarantula
There are several more units worth investigating like Reaver gunship, Hades and more. I will not discuss those that much for the moment. There are also units with low cost that are very good pointwise in destroying buildings – I think the Prowlers are the best choice (you pay 8 points for 1 damage on a building). All in all a lower value is better points spend if you are going to destroy buildings in just attack value. Range has not been taken into account which would matter a lot of course. I have also assumed average rolling on everything. Some units can be super effective if rolling well but I have assumed the amount you should come to expect over time.
Hunters: 16 points per damage on a building.
Slayers: 12 points per damage on a building.
Desolator (single shot): 32 points for a damage on a building.
So the scourge Slayers win. Just for fun a Reaver is 16 points for a single damage on a building assuming all guns in range).
Angelos: 20 points
Enyos: 15 points
Taranis: 20 points.
So the Scourge beats PHR in demolishing buildings actually…Pretty freaky.
Katanas: 14 pts
Eagle: 17 points
Seraphim (only attacking – not including an availability roll): 29pts
On a side note, the horrible Wolverines with launcher are at 16 points
So go with the Katanas, UCM players! So far the most effective points you can spend on demolishing buildings in the game!
Tarantula (armour 6 buildings): 33 pts
Warstrider: 30 pts
On a note, Shaltari Braves are at 29 pts so actually not comparable “bad” at taking down buildings. Then again Shaltari sucks at taking out buildings. No unit under 20 points though the Caiman is a pretty sensible bet.
So that’s it! My small note on the buildings destroying units out there. Most suprising is that Katanas beats dedicated demolisher units like Enyos and Hunters. For the Scourge I really should start considering the Slayers a bit more to destroy buildings…they don’t have the same survivability as the Hunters in a sense but they are very effective if you want demolishing units. Still we don’t see to much of those on the table… But it does suggest you should use minimum Hunters and instead taking Slayers if you want that demolishing oummph.
I would judge UCM no 1, Scourge no 2, poor poor PHR-dedicated-to-destroying-buildings as third and Shaltari as a sensible fourth. Overall I think my wish list for this matter is:
3. UCM (they want to keep the buildings intact)
Thoughts? Of course there is much to be analysed that has not been taking into account here. Survival-possibilities, range and number of possibilities to attack are all very important aspects in demolishing. But this give you an estimation of the fire power available in direct attacks.
And now you now that the Prowlers have the most point efficient building-attack in the game.