So a few of us in my group have started planning some 50pt lists for this fall. Thinking about going to warmachine weekend. So the question is assuming Hyperion is out what are the considerations for putting it in a list? At 18 pts its not a lot of room past 35. What are some of your thoughts on it. Since many lists seem to run light on the battlegroup would putting Hyperion in instead of a regular jack and then building as normal be ideal? When building a list do you bring hyperion to fill a specific role? I mean Rahn, and kaelyssa like Pheonix for arc node and general awesomeness. Ravyn works well with Discordia, Ossy with Hypnos, etc. Does the Hyperion work in the same way for list building?
I'd just like to get a discussion going on thoughts for how he's going to fit. What role he is going to fill. and If 50pts is enough to start including them or if we would be better to wait until 75? If you look at some of the 50pt lists for master and L&L like bakaryu's. If I was to try and put a hyperion in there I think it would break what made those lists work.
On the same hand if we don't use hyperion do we need to worry about adding tools to deal with Collosals/gargs or do we have enough built in to deal with them. (I personally think we have enough in normal lists to deal with one. 2 might have to break out ossy and bring the rain.)
I know we have a few threads discussing various tricks with Hyperion and birds eye, snipe etc, but as a list overall I'm not sure how it fits. I'm almost thinking he may just be best used as the only warjack in certain lists.