By now, I know most ppl have gotten the Colossals book from Lock and Load and/or the information from the interwebs... but has anyone actually play tested Gaspy3 yet?
These are my thoughts on my last few play tests with him:
Satyxis raiders are the best unit to have Ashen veil followed by the Satyxis blood witches. Anything thing else is just a waste as most ppl (especially at my LGS) play units/models that can get MAT 8 or better (with our average Def of 12 + Ashen, that still means with MAT8, your opponent will need 6s to hit).
Combining Sything Touch and Carnage with Soulhuntes and Darragh and you have a unit that can charge through other units and will hit like a mack truck shot from a sniper rifle. Cycling Sything onto a another unit like Bloodgorgers with Gerlack or banes with T.Sauce and you can count on clearing out any units/jacks your opponent will have in front of you...
Mobility is nice with any jack, especially Cryx jacks, as it make an already fast jack ... faster.
Bone Shaker and Hex Blast never really came into play, as my units decimated what ever they hit.
Vociferon is a trap! He wants to be near the enemy but the moment he gets there, he gets beat down like a red headed step child. He's either in the way of my charging units or to far back to get anything... I ended up using him as an arc node that he is supposed to be.
So, with all this in mind, my final thoughts are this...
Gasp3 needs to be close enuff to the enemy for Carnage to take effect, but far enuff back so he wont get get charged. having a cheap screening unit such as the boarding party will help (yes, i use 'em! what of it! Med Base, DEF 13 and ARM15 with 8 wounds! i don't care how they look). And i had to be careful with his focus... it is easy to run through it and leave him vulnerable to being shot to death by something like Stormwall and a Defender (boosted POW 15s are not fun). I found that he likes to have units as well as jacks... but cant seen to run both at the same time. I feel he needs to concentrate on one or the other... all jacks or all infantry...or you will find your self staring down the barrel with no protection... However, with all jacks, I found myself only needing to cast Mobility and Carnage. And having sirens out there made Focus mgmt. easier. So Far, having only 1 arc node jack was sufficient and the wither shadow combine are a must (as if you didn't know that already).
I am interested to see what other ppl think of his play style on the table. Tips or tricks that I may have missed or something new entirely. even what you don't like about him.. I only got in a few games with him, so I have yet to try everything with him.. so far i like him, just need to find that perfect spot for him to be...