Is it just me or is Old Trusty on the table top going to become Old Dusty on the shelf this edition?
The Rhino sucks.
Yeah, I said it. The venerable Rhino just flat out sucks this edition. Please, please, please prove me wrong as I have a metric crap ton of them, but for the life of me I cannot justify the points for these stinkers.
While any vehicle with offensive output or that is an assault vehicle either stayed the same or arguably got better, the Rhino turned into a detriment. It actually makes the unit in it worse than it was. A unit on foot can move and shoot to 24″, is cheaper without the transport, and doesn’t suffer the obnoxious downside of having any damage result on the vehicles transfer onto the unit.
That is really the kicker. Becoming stunned or shaken if the vehicle was just sucks. Not being able to assault if you had been in a transport is the nail in the coffin to me. I have tried finding a use for them as they are faster now, but that is seriously it. Mobile LoS blocking terrain is the only other worthwhile use I have found. If you play against a lot of barrage or template weapons that can tear through infantry (such as Helldrakes or Heavy Barrage weapons) the Rhino can be nice to keep you safe for a while, but I haven’t seen enough of those here to overwhelm my defenses against those units and warrant investing in Rhinos.
If the unit inside didn’t suffer stunned or shaken I could live with not being able to assault, but the two together means any transport that isn’t an assault vehicle and doesn’t have offensive capabilities is just terrible.
Have you guys found any use for these? So far for me I have found that units on foot are just better off by a long shot.
If they’re working for you please share your knowledge as I am stumped!