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Horus Heresy: Sky-hunter Squadrons – Send In The Jetbikes

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Jan 19 2023
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Games Workshop is unleashing the Sky-hunter Squadrons on the Horus Heresy. Time to load-up on the Jetbikes.

The Scimitar Jetbikes are getting a new kit and coming to the tabletop very soon. Coming in squadrons of 3 they bring the pain with lightning fast hit-and-run tactics and various firepower options. No matter which option you choose they can be wielded as surgical instruments of doom upon the traitors/loyalist enemies of your choosing.

via Warhammer Community

“A Space Marine is a terrifying prospect on foot – a gene-wrought brute clad in ceramite, who shrugs off enemy fire and wreaks havoc in combat. 

Now imagine a squadron of three of them hurtling towards the frontlines, mounted on jet-propelled flying death machines – a truly inescapable nightmare. Enter the Sky-hunter Squadron.”

The Jetbikes come with four different weapon options in the nose. The default option is a heavy bolter. This can be upgraded to either a volkite culverin, a multi-melta, or a plasma cannon. Each weapon system has their pros and cons and are designed for different targets. I, personally, think that a squad with multi-melta makes for a devastating tank-hunter squadron. That’s how I’d use them.

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With all that speed they really can get where they need to go. And just as importantly, they can deliver their payloads accurately thanks to a few special rules.

“If they chose to engage in combat, they can unleash a salvo of fire before charging thanks to Relentless, score an extra hit at Initiative 10 with Hammer of Wrath, and subsequently disengage from any unfavourable combat situations with Hit & Run.”

Relentless really does help these Jetbikes do what they need to do. Oh and they also have some added defense with Shrouded (5+) as well! Keep these Jetbikes moving and they become one dangerous mobile threat!

 

What do you think of these new Scimitar Jetbike Sky-hunter Squadrons?

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