|Here we are, please stop killing us!|
When I got back into Warhammer 40K with 5th edition I almost exclusively played my brother's Necron. That faction had an annoying indestructible Monolith and (after building an Eldar army) a lot of my second wave purchases where aimed at taking the 'in' out of that 'indestructible'. The Swooping Hawks got their place in my warhost because they had haywire grenades. Unfortunately my habit of throwing Deep Strike mishaps gave this unit the moniker 'blood smears' (they have to share it with my Guardians). I recently tried them in the latest edition and it turns out the moniker stick, even without deepstrike mishaps. Apparently I'm supposed to 'surprise drop' them on an objective near the end of the game. That's a problem. I like use my toy soldiers to go 'pew pew' at the enemy. So I'll probably keep bringing these guys in to shoot, see a lot of successful enemy armor saves and then watch them die. They're also out of haywire in this edition so no more vehicle killing. It's all a bit sad. On the bright side: they get to be sad in shiny new armor!
|They do drop some regular grenades before they die.|
|The same Swooping Hawks before I stripped them.|