Friday, August 17, 2012
Defilers in 6th edition
With this codex reaching its end and with 6th edition out, i decided to try out some of the other heavy support choices available.The defiler has come out as a shining star in this new edition. So much so that i think it is a better choice than obliterators right now (again in this codex, who knows how they will be in the new one). In this edition, having a good defense is key and i feel that the defiler fits this role alot better right now. A stock defiler has a reaper autocannon and a heavy flamer, with the battle cannon being the primary weapon. Dont forget it still has the dreadnought ccw so it strikes at strength 10. Its initiative 3 so most likely it will go last but hopefully it wont be in combat with something that can hurt it. Ordance are really good now and not just because youcan essentially snipe out specific models,but vehicles are hit at full strength no matter where the template hits. This means that you can now take out multiple vehicles at once. Now it can fit the anti tank and anti infantry role quite well. Sitting back with at least two of them can be devastaing if placed right. Im not sure but i also think you can snap fire the reaper autocannon as well. That 72 inch range gives you free roam at what you can target, especialy in "hammer and anvil' deployments. The Defiler has found a good home in 6th edition and i hope this new codex serves this Daemon engine well.