Everytime a see a post like this, I just have to try the unit out
I see and acknowlegde all the comments, and tend to agree, as a bit of str 7/8/9 hits will tear them apart. Because somehow you have to keep them on open ground in order to reach the enemy by turn 4 (not having fleet really hurts
), moving through cover would slow them even further down.
But, I ran 2 in my list yesterday against a tyranidplayer - and they worked wonders. Havent played a lot againt tyranids before, but I quickly realised that they seriously lack weapons that can hurt T8. So, from this day on, Wraithlords are the choice against Nids, as they literally eat MC´s for breakfast
(Allthough I think he will bring carnifexes next time - and I welcome the challenge)
Another bonus is the double flamer against the Gaunts - works wonders, and makes the opponent think twice about trying to tie them up with the cheap little buggers!
Our league is played in a way, that you know the opponent 2 weeks in advance, as well as the scenario - which makes it far more easy to feild a Wraithlord against the "right" opponents, and dont feel like you´ve wasted the points. In a tournament, or "show up and play whoever is there", the Wraithlord becomes less apealing!
Anyways, just wanted to share this positive experience with you all! And not to forget, the model lookes awesome on the battlefield...