I've recently acquired a full Winterguard Rifle Corps unit along with the famous Kovnik Joe and I must say, this little combo *does not* disappoint. That's 10 points I dare say can work with any of our 'casters because they're so self-sufficient.
Special mention, however, should go to pVlad (Signs & Portents), eVlad (Hand of Fate, feat), Vlad3 (Hand of Fate), and pButcher (feat). Technically also pIrusk due to his feat.
I had a game two nights ago against pHaley (who I strongly loathe and fear). I had
- Sylys Wyshnalyrr
10 Kayazy Assassins
Iron Flesh on the Assassins, Fury on Beast (why not) and when Beast and the Assassins were gone, I put Iron Flesh on the Butcher and camped the rest.
&%@§^ I hate pHaley and her Temporal Barrier. This game is all about aggression and it favours the aggressive player. pHaley takes away all this with Temporal Barrier. You can't run, you can't charge (virtually impossible to reach melee by now) and you lose 2 points of DEF. Sigh.
I ended up winning eventually because I very, very, very slowly had my Kodiak make it's way unmolested up the left flank and take down his 10 Longgunners+UA with it's Vemt Steam attack over a few turns. Had that not happened he could've taken the Butcher down with a few CRAs, but for some reason that never occurred to him - probably because Beast-09 was approaching his lines. Beast fell quickly to the Longgunners and some other stuff, though.
My point was, my WGRC was virtually unsupported.(except for Joe, though, his speeches made the difference) and they were just stellar. They're not overpowered, they're right where a 8+2 pts unit and solo should be. And they're FUN! Even more fun during the Butcher's feat turn and an aiming bonus, though...
I've noticed there isn't much talk about the WGRC on here. I guess that's because not too many people have experience with them? I suppose most players prefer the WGI Deathstar. However, I wouldn't touch that with a ten-foot-pole haha, I've got my WGRC and that's all I need
I hope to round up the few players who have experience so we can share what we've learned and thoughts for further examination. I'll likely get to play one or two games this Saturday and I plan to use my WGRC/Joe in both.
PS: This is *not* a discussion about pHaley!