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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Thunder Stallion
« Reply #30 on: 04 July 2020, 17:36:49 »
Hey kids! Want to keep those vulnerable flanks of your Thunder Stallion pest-free? You're a Hells Horses player, right? Silly goose, you need a point of Kus on guard duty! They're tough, they're able to easily keep pace with the waddling beast, they have plenty of options in their toy chest to deal with problems at any range, and- let's be real- they're fairly disposable if you need to make a tough choice. Tell 'em Hellbie sent you!
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Thunder Stallion
« Reply #31 on: 04 July 2020, 18:50:55 »
Hey kids! Want to keep those vulnerable flanks of your Thunder Stallion pest-free? You're a Hells Horses player, right? Silly goose, you need a point of Kus on guard duty! They're tough, they're able to easily keep pace with the waddling beast, they have plenty of options in their toy chest to deal with problems at any range, and- let's be real- they're fairly disposable if you need to make a tough choice. Tell 'em Hellbie sent you!

How about a mixed Nova of two or three Thunder Stallion’s with the rest of the points as Ku’s all accompanied by Nova points of Buraq’s.

Could be known as a “Thundering Herd” Nova.

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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Thunder Stallion
« Reply #32 on: 04 July 2020, 18:51:49 »
Tell 'em Hellbie sent you!
As long as they don't have to use your dice.
Totally forgot those exist. They certainly have fitting looks.  :P

There is obviously the option of using one as an actual troop transport...
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Thunder Stallion
« Reply #33 on: 04 July 2020, 20:26:44 »
I used to call it the "Blunderstud", and used it as a blunderbuss working with Elemental stars in certain scenarios.  the mini was a pain to paint and mine didn't seem to be able to stay standing until I found an Extra Large base I could fasten it to.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Thunder Stallion
« Reply #34 on: 24 July 2020, 18:49:45 »
Corrections:
Quad prone behind partial cover: out of line of sight, and cannot target other 'mechs
Quad hull down: +0, attacks are resolved the same way as usual

But yeah, hull down behind partial cover is kind of nuts.

So the squat is a way to gain an additional +1 in terrain (but not in the open)?  And does it also work behind partial cover?

and, MAN, this REALLY helps the Quads, because they're crazy vulnerable with those big open sides...  :(
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