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The new forgeworld Riptide... overpowered? seems a bit crazy
October 11, 2013
6:40 pm
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Foleysrose

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Have just seen the new riptide that is now on release from forge world, though it looks AWESOME :D I cant help but think that for anything that hasn't got a 2+ sv its a tad overpowered especially with the ability to shoot both weapons twice AND it has increased toughness with slightly better saves. 

 

It's worth pointing out that its a Heavy Support choice so will we be seeing a riptide list?

 

What are your thoughts?

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October 11, 2013
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I'd also like to point out that if the nova reactor is used to fire its weapons twice AND it hits with all of its 5" blasts a vehicle will take 12 ! ! ! ! strength 8 hits O.O admittedly at only AP3.

 

rule found on the forgeworld site here http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Do.....Rvarna.pdf

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October 11, 2013
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It is rather crazy, but it's lost its jet pack and is 260 points.

October 11, 2013
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They aren't real rules yet :P

October 12, 2013
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Quite true, the usual forgeworld thing is to make it overpowered , sell out, then when they release it in the book make it much weaker.

October 14, 2013
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I don't think I'd allow an opponent to use it with those rules. It's waaaaaaay too powerful for it's points. Forgeworld have never been good at balancing... Imbalanced rules sell products better :p

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October 15, 2013
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Got to say i disagree..... on the whole most forgworld stuff is as balanced as the rest of 40k armies.... i own a lot of fw, due to loving the models... and generally they are possibly even underpowered compared to core unit stuff.

 

over they years FW have always gone back and reduced the power of overpowered units. 3 examples are the lifta droppa, the drednought drop pod and the hades breaching drill...

 

It may be this particular unit is overpowered, but theres plenty of regular codex stuff that is as well.....

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