Re: [Epic] Creating new version of Epic

From: Mark A Shieh <SHODAN+_at_...>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 10:53:22 -0500 (EST)

Brett Hollindale <agro_at_...> writes:
> As to comparing Squat SHV's to titans, lets do that!
> A Colossus costs the same as a Reaver, so...
> The Colossus has [snip]
> To me this adds up to a unit with at least 6 titan weapon slots, with 6 void
> shields and a 1+ save all round that always first fires.
> The Reaver [snip]
> The Reaver has 3 titan weapon slots, 4 void shields and generally a 2+
> saving throw from the front.

I agree with you up to here.

> Both are Special Cards. Both have the same CAF. Both cost 500 pts.

        Personally, I've never faced *a* Reaver Titan. I've faced *a*
Warlord Titan once (Chaos Titan). So IMHO, The Reaver is a Company
Card, and costs 1000 for 3.

        Anyways, my take on the power levels is that the Colossus can
dish out about 50% more, but in my experience is a lot more fragile.
There are many weapons that don't affect Titans. The Super
Lifta-Droppa, for instance, can only affect Titans by dropping another
unit on top of it. When facing void-shield penetrating weapons, the
Reaver is much more resilient. I admit that my Vibro-Cannon batteries
still can't punch through the Colossus's armor, but that's because I
have bad luck frequently. The damage rolls on the legs just don't
affect a long ranged/fire support Reaver all that much most of the
time. Also, the Colossus just isn't very customizable. The only
thing that can be done to it is to mount a Starfury on it, and I don't
consider that to be an improvement 90% of the time.

        I'd say that a Colossus is a better deal than the Reaver, but
not the Reaver Battlegroup. I wouldn't give a clear advantage to
either side in a 3 Reaver vs. 2 Colossus BG, unless the Reavers have 3
one-shots... Then it's pretty clear that the cheese wins.

> In my estimation, a Colussus can face two reavers and be on relatively equal
> footing.

        IMHO, it all depends on whether the Reavers are designed to be
Titan/SHV killers. Reavers are much more cusomizable, and the
Colossus is only about average at killing infantry. The Reaver can be
much better at it.

Received on Wed Jan 15 1997 - 15:53:22 UTC

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