View Full Version : Rocketeers, worth it?
12-12-2009, 10:31 AM
Using eSorscha, I field a block of winterguard at the moment...
I like the versatility, but I've been hesitating on adding Rocketeers.
I usually play low point games... mainly 15 or 25 points.
The Range 14 Pow 12 seems good. But with RAT 5, I would only reliably hit with it when I pop For the Motherland. The Pow 6 blasts seems like it would only hurt the most flimsy of troops.
Whats the consensus? Are Rocketeers worth their points?
12-12-2009, 10:57 AM
Personally, I really think so. I find that they add a ton of utility and power to the WG unit.
I.e. it gives them something to do while your trucking up field.
Now here is the deal at lower points totals you might want to consider passing on the rockets, or passing on the 4 guys for 2 points, if you buy everything the WG unit is rocking a monsterous 13 points, which is a ton of your army, trimming this down to focus on the particular task you want the WG to perform is really good.
Want a ranged shooting block to get boosts from Joe, Min Unit + Rocks + Joe = 9 points of not bad. Want guys that get bold and lay down sprays Full Unit + UA + Joe.
Though Rob, you may wish to consider up gunning your points a touch, if you want some Winterguard. WG struggle in melee pretty bad, at the points totals your playing, I would stick with Fangs, and Widowmakers(12 point package) as that you won't need the mass infantry clear, at such low points levels.
12-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Well, I see the Rocketeers sort of like Widowmakers. Widowmakers are four models for four points, each with a pretty good gun. Rocketeers only have the extra baggage of needing to spend more points on a Winter Guard squad, but also do then get extra lives to go with it.
So, the question is, do you really want those special guns?
Or an easier way to diagnose yourself is if you like Widowmakers and think they're a fine deal (which some people have lately been leaning away from...), then the Rocketeers are probably in the same boat.
12-12-2009, 12:02 PM
Well if it means anything...I use Widowmakers all the time. I usually slap Shatter Storm on them and go to town. I think 4 points for 4 Widowmakers is reasonable. In my 25 pt army, I'm using Beast 09, but I could just as easily use a Kodiak and 3 Rocketeers. You make a solid argument for the Rocketeer point value.
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