Funny thing about XV88 Broadsides is that I've found that I can't live without them. That's not to say that I am going to throw a fit when they die in a game, on the contrary, I expect them to die. But simply having them in my list, set up centrally to dish out punishment and soak up fire is almost essential to my plans. I generally need a good lure so that I can manage the distances between my opponent force and mine.
Somehow, the collective mind of 40k gamers has developed an unnatural fear of railguns. I almost feel like I am letting the secret out by blogging about it.
Then again there is something to it. Ignore my railguns at your peril.
I just got back from a game where I intentionally left Broadsides out of my list and I couldn't believe the audacity of that Gue'la commander. Without the fear of railguns, his confidence was downright offensive! I guess what I am saying that is that with our current codex, Tau XV88s are essential to success. Heck I've even considered building a army based around Stealth Suits and Pathfinders, but I can't seem to envision it working without a healthy supply of Broadsides. Anybody out know what I'm talking about?