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New Flyers

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So there are new flyers in the store.  1/300 scale Pelican, Longsword,  Seraph and Phantom.  What do you guys think

 

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chrach they are space planes.  Planes are massive.  Its must to be able to fit them on the table.

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I can see the functionality as to why they did it this way, but i would have still brought a full sized longsword model at 1/100 scale, and the small models make the larger ones more obsolete, plus teeny phantoms would look just a bit silly on the board, I bet a hunter could straddle one easily

But that aside spartans made some beautiful models and i like this suprise release didnt see them coming

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To my mind, the 1/300 scale flyers are more like using a 3D shadow template rather than an actual model. I'll still be getting the 1/100 Pelican and Phantom, but I'll be getting the smaller ones for when I take my figures on the road.

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My main question is, if there is going to be an statistical difference between the pelican or phantom and the Longsword or Banshee.

 

Like would a Banshee be able to drop off tanks or a Longsword warthog or crates.

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Longsword and Seraph have no transport ability. Their role in the game will be purely interception and ground attack. I imagine they'll be more effective at it than Pelicans and phantoms

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I for one am very excited for these 1/300th scale units. Looking at the fullsize Dropships, putting aside the price for something rarely on the table, those things had HUGE transparent bases which would make moving them around other units impossible. THESE however will be perfect to represent Ground Command Ships without taking up half the table.

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2 hours ago, Vince5754 said:

I for one am very excited for these 1/300th scale units. Looking at the fullsize Dropships, putting aside the price for something rarely on the table, those things had HUGE transparent bases which would make moving them around other units impossible. THESE however will be perfect to represent Ground Command Ships without taking up half the table.

Yeah i have to agree with you there, especialy if we start getting flyer based battle groups (hint hint) in all this i must admit i was suprised they got the longsword and seraph, both beautiful and iconic i hadnt put any thought into larger flyers i was expecting to exclusively use pelicans and phantoms forever, good show spartan games!

That said if im a really good boy and stop complaining any chance for a spirit dropship in both sizes or even a albertross? :)

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I would love to see 1:100 Longswords and Seraphs, however 64cm long by 75cm wide longsword models are rather impractical (financially and physically) to say the least, and I can imagine a bombing run could potentially be a powerful ability.

 

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I'm just waiting on banshees.  I really like their design and I think the specialist battle group of storm ghosts would work great with them. When it's finally released that is.

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