View Full Version : banshee, gate says vs heavy, unit says vs infantry
25th Sep 04, 1:34 PM
is it normal infantry or heavy infantry or? both?
25th Sep 04, 1:37 PM
AFAIK it's infantry. The only heavy infantry eldar has is Warp Spider and platforms.
(I know mostly from my exploits running Banshees into enemy Heavy Bolters unwittingly:()
25th Sep 04, 5:11 PM
Thats why some Striking Scorpions would be nice....good ol CC heavy infantry
although seer council is cc heavy infantry, so I suppose there is no need...
i'm just a fluff nazi
25th Sep 04, 9:06 PM
I'd take Striking Scorpions over banshees any day of the week. They even look cooler.
you missed the "VS " part in his post - they can take on marines - but not terminators altho both are heavy
25th Sep 04, 11:18 PM
I can't believe someone used the acronym AFAIK.
If anyone of you ever read Maddox's "Best page in the universe" he had an entire like 3 page post about how much he can't stand people with extensive acronyms and I totally agree. Sorry this is completely off topic.
I can handle some "lol" and even "afk" but "AFAIK?" come on man.. you sound like a 15 year old girl in a chat room :P
26th Sep 04, 11:44 AM
I personally like AFAIK. The term comes up a lot, and saves a lot of typing. It's not LEET speak or anything. It's totally understandable, and that's all that matters.
I like Maddox and all (debated with him a lot for C&C Generals), but he's not the style dictator of the universe.
26th Sep 04, 3:25 PM
I'm not 100% sure on this rule, but I think it would be safe to assume that whatever shows up when you have the unit itself selected is probably correct.
The text in the production building is just a tooltip, and probably just typed in as flat text, while the text in the unit display probably references the unit's type directly, from its stats.
Seems like a fairly safe assumption to make.
26th Sep 04, 4:10 PM
Banshees are normal infantry. They are good vs. both, although they get beats by the elite close combattants (terminators; PSM)
27th Sep 04, 10:06 AM
Banshees ARE light infantry.
Banshees KILL heavy infantry.
I was messing around with the computer the other day and the computer's howling banshees TORE my seer apart.
28th Sep 04, 4:21 AM
Howling Banshees are pretty cool, but i would prefer some striking scorpions.
My fav tactic for 40k (board game, not dow) was to pile 2 squads of striking scorpions into falcons, flanked by jet bikes and vypers, and charge straight into the enemies front ranks. Even terminators will fall to those things....
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