View Full Version : Which is the best super heavy tank shadowstorm,baneblade, stromblade or stormsword?

10-07-2008, 22:43
i am currently thinking of what to add to my marine battle company i have settled on a super heavy but which 1 is the best looking at the rules

11-07-2008, 10:48
Is this a BFG related question, asking about the best Escort to run in a Marine fleet? :confused:

Royal Tiger
11-07-2008, 11:05

I believe elaboration is required, there are hundreds of "Blades" theres sharp blades, dull blades, pointy blades, razor blades etc etc

11-07-2008, 17:03
Do you mean for Epic?

If so, marines don't get super heavy tanks - they are too slow and lumbering, and don't fit in with Marine lightning fast tactics.

SHTs are used by the Imperial Guard - slow, clumsy but very powerful. Only Baneblades ans Shadowswords exist in the core rules. Baneblades are better all-rounders, but Shadowswords are generally regarded as better value due to their Titan/War Engine killing power.

01-12-2008, 17:12
i second the :confused:
is this a question for epic, or FW/apocalypse/40K?

there are a bunch of super-heavy tanks aside from the blades in 40K like the malcadore and macharius it really depends on the role you want them to play and how many points you want to spend.

01-12-2008, 23:10
I think this is a FW 40k Apocalypse question and the OP has posted in the wrong forum.

To answer his question, from best to worst:

Baneblade. Awesome all rounder. S9 AP2 10" Blast is awesome. Many weapons makes it resilient to being disabled.
Hellhammer. S10 AP1 is excellent, but short ranged. Another very good tank. Also resilient.
Stormsword: Hellhammer with bigger blast and fewer weapons. Compared to hellhammer: More vulnerable, roughly equal firepower, 50pts cheaper.
Stormblade: Fantastic looking tank, but extra point of strength on main weapon probably isn't worth loss of 2 other weapons systems, even for -50pts.
Shadowsword: The Shadowsword's volcano cannon sucks in comparison to the turbolasers on a titan. Loses 4 weapons systems for mediocre strength D weapon. Overpriced.

24-02-2009, 00:04
Stormhammer is da best, to bad they never made any apoc rules for it.. =(