Sorry it has been a little quiet lately, holidays = more thesis work unfortunately.
Still next up are some more of my recent Forgeworld order (still waiting on some Torpedo platfoms, even after calling and reminding them twice… Not cool FW!).
First up are the Escort Carriers – merchant ships that have had thier holds removed and replaced with launch bays in a desperate attempt to provide some ordnance. Still given they are reloading ordnance on a Ld5 check (Ld7 for defences, -1 for transports, -1 for being an Escort Carrier) I cannot expect them to ever do anything meaningful except die – and at 60pts a pop they hurt when they die! Still, they are practically the only way to get any launch bays into the Rogue Trader fleet lists so they are pretty much a necessity.
Then we have the Defence Monitors – exceptionally slow (but does that matter when the enemy is coming to you?), very tough, and very heavily armed. I have used these a few times now and have found them to be great assets, even though 60pts again feels quite expensive. Still a squadron of three of them throws out 24WB and 3 Lances to 30cm which is a pretty nasty thing to have to deal with!
I must say that these have been great little models from Forgeworld and have all been pretty well cast with no bubbling or defects – they do work out quite pricey though at £11 for three.
Hope everyone had a good Easter!