I've had Rhupert sitting around now for about 5 years in a state of somewhere between primered and base coats finished. I used him alot in mk 1 and of course he was great but I've never used him in mk 2. I might of back in the field test but the memory is a little hazy. part of why i haven't been using him is because of the horribly ugly unfinished condition he's been in. A real downer when you've got a totally finished army and 1 guy sitting there looking like crap. So I decided to paint him up and I was satisfied how he looked.
Then I put him on the table. I ran him with the hopes of some extra buffing on my Vengers if he could keep up. Between rhupert and ashen veil I had effectively def 15 Vengers with terror!
Burrowers tried to come up after the Vengers and failed command 2 or 3 times and were completely ineffective the whole game. Even if they hadn't failed, with the Fell callers buff they still would have needed 9's to hit!
I don't know how I'm going to make a list without him now? +1 def on top of ashen veil or DW is pretty huge.It brings our easy to hit def 12 troops to boost to hit range when these buffs are combined. Can you imagine Idrians with 18 def under ashen veil!
I've always used him back in mk 1 for the extra move buff and pathfinder and I think the one time previously for mk 2 it was for tough. I'm thinking now the true go to buff is veil of mists.