Hey all. I too am considering bolting 2 vultures to my guard list with punisher cannons, but given recent releases, whats its merit v's the Avenger? (I haven't picked up aeronautic yet and so I'm assuming it comes branding with a 40k approved badge?) Punisher cannons sound fantastic in 6th, but does the Avenger top it for all around ability?
No the avenger is a glass cannon . It can take alot of fire power but has less armor, is less manoveurable and only 2 hp's. It will decimate what ever it shoots but you may lose it before you get the chance if your unlucky. Its still got a role to fill but i'd take the vulture over it if i had to pick between them.
Really the Avenger is the worst out of the Avenger, Vulture, Vendetta anti armour triad. The Vulture actually takes out a 3 hull point armour 10 vehicle more reliably than a vendetta will, and with vector dancer, it can out maneuver the vendetta too. The thunderbolt is pretty nice for anti armour, and its loadout is good if your up against enemy flyers too.
@Nicho: I thought the vulture came with extra armour as standard not the armoured cockpit? Or is this a change from IA:Aeronautica?
If it's just extra armour that's another reason to take the punisher load out- you can't snap fire the rocket pods, so if you get stunned or shaken you'd just be left with the heavy bolter. Same is true should you chose to jink.
I went to warhammer world yesterday with the best of intentions of buying a thunderbolt and walked away with the Avenger. Its a 40k A-10 thunderbolt. Rules change, the look of this craft will be beautiful forever =D
It is a stunning machine no doubt about it. I just wish it was as survivable as an A10!
I think the way i'll deploy it is as a final wave of pain. My guard force has 3 vendetta's and a punisher vulture in it at 2k, The avenger would only see the field @2.5k and would probably wait till turn 3, when most of the enemy's heavy weapons have been removed (i'd hope) or I had air superiority.
So glad to hear punisher vulture is improved now, it's such a great model it deserved better. I want to get one myself =(. Out of interest how does it stack against the new storm eagle? I'm thinking which I should get, I'll probably get both eventually but y'know ;p.
Last edited by II Orar II; 27-08-2012 at 04:04.
The avenger has an armoured cockpit.
The vultures greatest asset is vector dancer.
I mean after the first turn it appears fliers just struggle to line up on the best targets due to the movement restrictions and single 90 degree wheel. Vector dancer is awesome it allows you freedom to pick the targets you need and its great for making use of cover.
I've ordered an Avenger as well I pick it up from the post office tomorrow
Oops sorry just seen how old this thread is.