So as I continue to read the rules and re-build my list for nova........(grumble).. I feel there will be a ton of Paladin armies trying to take advantage of the new 2+ fun. I found a great tactic with the change of wording in 6th edition......
With the addition of fliers, Storm Ravens have now become better in some aspects. Harder to down in shooting, having hover mode, power of the machine spirit, and assault ramp, etc. But what we have overlooked is the
The mindstrike missile. We all know that using them to snipe out Techmarines were great because he doesn't have an involuntary save.
In 6th edition Perils of the warp now read: (Page 67)
The psyker immediately suffers 1 wound with no saves of any kind allowed.
Sniping out Independent characters that are psykers just got easier. You have a librarian, 2 mindstrike missiles and you don't. Want to really take out Draigo? His storm shield does squat now. A bunch of paladin's you ask????
Page 99 of the rule book states in reference to Brotherhood of Psykers/Sorcerers:
A unit with this special rule counts as a Mastery level 1 psyker. The unit follows all the normal rules for psykers, with the following clarifications:
*Uses leadership of it's character or the unit....blah...blah..
*If the unit suffers the perils of the warp, or any other attack that specifically targets psykers, it is resolved against the character, if there is one (and he is alive), or against a random, non-character model in the unit, if there is no character (or he is dead).
You combine this with the Grey Knight FAQ on mindstrike missiles which states:
How do you work out whether a psyker is affected by the psyshock special rule from a mindstrike or psyk out bomb? Any psyker under the template will be affected by psyshock.
Paladins are now characters. With the perils of the warps being resolved against characters of the unit and any psyker under the template will be affected, all paladins under a template would loose 1 wound without any saves.
So bunch up those paladins for us all you Palladin band wagoners. I might just change my list back to my double storm raven list. :)
I also like the implications against hive tyrants, tervigons, eldar farseers on bikes, rune priests, etc.
What are your thoughts or tactics against the paladins that have been successful?
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