Monday, September 7, 2015

Horus Heresy Review: Auxilia Leman Russ Assault Squadron

The first heavy support slot in the Solar Auxilia is the Leman Russ Assault Squadron. Much like the Leman Russ Strike Squadron, multiple instances of these tanks can be taken and deployed on the board to provide an intimidating array of fire power on behalf of the Solar Auxilia.

Fundamentally, these are Leman Russ tanks and therefore nothing to sneeze at. The price tags are reasonable and there are THREE variants to select between, and a similar number for the maximum number of tanks.

As well as having the explorator adaption, these tanks are also able to use the coordinated fire protocols to gain a bonus to BS when the tanks in the squadron are firing at the same squadron.

There are no real weaknesses here. Hence its mostly about how you want to play these tank (shooting, back line or mid-field) and about how many you want to take (or whether to take none at all and use a heavy support slot in a different manner).

Rather than list multiples of each tanks, I will supply one build for each type. Clearly multiple tanks of the same type should be beneficial, but perhaps not always required.

Leman Russ Demolisher, armoured ceramite (215 points)
Unsubtle, and effective.

Leman Russ Incinerator, armoured ceramite (205 points)
Equally unsubtle. Effective too.

Leman Russ Executioner, armoured ceramite, heavy flamer (220 points)
With the volkite weaponry, this is probably the only variant of the tank that could usefully employ the heavy bolter replacement. Although the volkite is much longer range, the heavy flamer can be useful for a close, personal touch. Or defence. I could toy with a lascannon too here.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Sequestered Industries