Thursday, November 6, 2014

Horus Heresy Review: Legion Whirlwind Scorpius

The Scorpius was a prototype undergoing battlefield testing at the Heresy's outbreak, having been created at the request of the Space Wolves. It was intended to ultimately replace the more regular Whirlwind and was approved for all Legions ultimately.

So what does this Scorpius provide? Well, AP3 S8 small blasts are pretty nice. Even more nice is that fact that this can be Heavy 1+d3 if it stays still. At S8, this is clearly enough to threaten lighter tanks, as well as anything in power armour (or worse). And it does all this for a reasonable price tag as well!

Although it can take a few upgrades, I think fielding the Scorpius in a "naked" capacity is highly viable.  That said, for 125 points having the extra armour (or even a hunter-killer missile) is a nice idea. Compare this cost against a heavy support squad with missile launchers and see the differences / improvements. Sure, they have different roles, but I can readily see the Scorpius having a strong role in most legions. 

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