Thursday, July 16, 2009
The Rhino. Some people think of the Rhino as fragile and weak compared to other vehicles.
Well, don't be too hard on the Rhino. If you are comparing it to the mighty armor values of the Leman Russ variants, then sure there is something left to be desired.
However, the Rhino is not a Main Battle Tank. It is designed to fill a role. It is an Armored Personnel Carrier. It's purpose is to protect troops from the battlefield small-arms fire.
The Rhino means that my Death Company or Assault Squad will not be destroyed by Guardians or Firewarriors or Guarsdmen using high rates of fire from their standard issue weapons.
The armor of the Rhino is not meant to withstand the powerful blasts of concentrated anti-tank weaponry.
I think the Rhino is the perfect vehicle for Space Marines. It is versatile and reliable, even bearing the repair ability. It adds mobility (especially if you are playing Blood Angels).
Use a Rhino to extend the life of your troops, and to get them where they need to be!!