Ashardalon wrote:tau need to swarm fully upgraded escorts or their escorts are worthless, and even then you can just ram strait trough them wiping 500pts of them out in 6 seconds, and thats with chaos, give me a retri and ill do it in 5
marines have hunters... thats it, the rest are overpriced trash
meanwhile imps have a lance escort that can compete with chaos their lance escort, and as long as you upgrade its range and keep it behind your main fleet its amazing, just a cheaper but equally strong version of the marine one
they have a torp escort that is almost ork priced, currently not as good since the fighter cover is kinda bugged, but used to be great for decoy torps
but mostly its free from the navy and swarms of it are deadly, far deadlier then the tau watercaste
they have a regular one that is kinda meh, but not bad at all, just meh
and then they have the most powerful escort in the game the widowmaker
its an entire Emperor in escort form
both chaos and eldar need to do insane engagements to wipe it out or they wont have a chance
so please tell me what they are missing vs tau or marines
homing torps? jealous that someone has something that imps dont have, imps need all the stuff?
Torpedoes are useless, if the enemy does use fighters.
And other escorts cant do real damage,
because simply ram is enough to kill them off, even as Tau.
In high levels, Marines just spam 2 battle Barges. Your ships don't have the firepower to take them down.
Novas don't work and torpedoes are useless, because they have fighters. If ram your ships loose more HP than them and if you are lucky to target them with your broadside and stay at range, they still are better.
Vs Tau you have just this problem, they are invisible and can shoot guided missiles.
And you can't ram them, they have this push back ability. With frontal weapons easy melt even the biggest ships.
2 Stronghold Demiurg + Cruisers Protector + Light Cruisers Emissary by 700 points battles almost not killable.
Air Caste + cloaked is an overkill.
This new factions don't require skill at all , while in the game we have factions with good escort,
like orc savage gun ship with 48 gun damage, why not give something like him for the empire ?
Tempest Class Frigatehttps://www.bfgawiki.com/wiki/Tempest_Class_Frigate
Turbulent Class Heavy Frigatehttps://www.bfgawiki.com/wiki/Turbulent ... vy_Frigate
Sound like the ships we need.