The first Heavy Support choice I want to take a look at for a New Necron Codex Review, is the Heavy Destroyer. At 65 points a model and only three in a unit these guy's seem to fail in so many areas, despite their S9 AP2 guns, but it wasn't always like that...
In 4th edition, I would very often take Heavy Destroyers with great success. The amount of tanks on the table was minimal compared to these days, and Heavy Destroyers were ideal for taking out a few tanks at long range, especially with the vehicle damage chart as it was. So what did 5th edition do to them to make them so bad?
With a 33.3% chance of rolling the kill point mission, this is the biggest fail for them. With only three models in a unit they are an easy target, and when all three are downed there is no WWB roll, unless you spend another 195 points for a second vulnerable unit! Couple that with the not so good for Necrons new vehicle damage chart, and it's hard to see why these would end up in any competitive list?
Obviously there has to be a points reduction somewhere for this unit. I have already talked about the idea of being able to upgrade every third Destroyer in a standard Destroyer unit to a Heavy Destroyer! So does this mean that we can actually get rid of Heavy Destroyers from the Heavy Support section totally? Maybe making way for new more exciting and playable units like the Tomb Stalker?
So what do you think will happen? Points reduction? Bigger units? Better guns with more shots and AP1? Or just get rid of them totally?