Monday, April 15, 2013

XV104 Riptide BattleSuit Wonkiness

So a friend of mine asked me a question, which led to another question and yet another question got asked that made me think of yet another question!

So where does this link up with the subject line?

Well... 

The rules on pgae 39 say an IC can join a unit so long as it is not ALWAYs a single model unit, such as MOST Monstrous Creatures and vehicles are.

Therefore The Riptide by virtue of the fact that it is not always a single model unit (it takes Drones and per the rules they count as a unit in every way), may be joined by an IC.  This is cool because that means that an IC Commander with a RetroThruster could alleviate one of the potential threats to a Riptide:  being caught by a throw away unit in close combat.  The Onager Gauntlet is added fuel for that.

I thought this was a pretty significant issue!

The other interesting fact is that the Riptide battleSuit is NOT fearless like most Monstrous Creatures.  It seems to be the exception to a lot of little thing. So that makes it all the more important to try to find a commander and link up if you plan to use Shielded Missile Drones.  The Shielded Missile Drones are better with a Commander in the unit also if he has the Drone Controller, which frees the Riptide to take the Vector Tracker and Early Warning system.

All in all, this is a pretty significant combo idea.  Thanks to Kingpin for bringing the possibility to my attention.. 

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