I've noticed a lot of talk about the rumored Stormblade Solo. A lot of people suspects that we might get one with the Collosal release, but I'm quite skeptical. We've been discussing it for a while now and I simply can not see abilities on this guy that will make him live up to expectations. Stormblades is Cygnar's version for the lack of having weapon masters we get the pow 11 weapons +the average damage roll already factored in. To make up for the odd high rolls they get to shoot/assault. Their biggest problem is that they are single wounded warriors packed into multi-wound models bodies, slow, low def, medium armored, without the benefit of blocking tramples. Which means that most of the time they simply don't get where they are going due to being shot down or simply being to slow, and they rely a lot on support to bump up their armor and increase their survival rate. All these requirements create one very expensive unit and the fact we are not able to field them 6-10 only adds to that.
This creates a very awkward position when designing a Stormblade Solo, either he will like Runewood bring some benefits to Stormblades (Here's hoping storm nouns rather) or he will be a Solo completely working on his own. If he brings enhancements to the unit how would you design him, do you enhance the unit's def? do you enhance the unit's spd? do you enhance the units arm?