Favorite specialist Bugs POLL

What do you think the most effective Special Species Is?

  • Hoppers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ripplers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Blisters

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Blasters

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fire Fries

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Spider Bugs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cliff Mites

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0
  • Poll closed .

Gauntlet-

Mongoose
I think it could be argued that in bug armies we have roughly 3 distinct types of units

Warriors- the warrior bugs the tried and true, the cost effective

Heavies- Brains, Tankers, Plasmas, these are special species with very special hard hitting roles, or extremely specialized such as control and burrower bugs

Specials- These are just about everything else, they are meant to kill the same things as warriors usually, and are more expensive, and usually mroe fragile... but are theoretically, a replacement to the warrior as the backbone of your army, as you can take them in sufficient numbers (thus I excluded infiltrators, Manti, and such from this list)

The point is which special species do you think is the most useful?
 

Ilushia

Mongoose
I'm going for Hoppers, because they can Hover in and back out of MI reaction range. And being air-units they can enter the board from any board-edge they want to when they arrive. Which rocks. More expensive then I'd really like, but you can't have everything.
 

Sgt. Brassones

Mongoose
Truth is, I could field and win without any of those models in my army. Except Hoppers. They illicit fear in MI opponents and taking out an M8 LT. is so worth three hoppers.
 
Fear the Hoppers, a good all around model. I believe soon the MI will fear the Rippler, if they deploy any airpower. Looking forward for the mega set of those beast.
 

Gauntlet-

Mongoose
see im starting to think hoppers may be so good as to be 'warriors that fly ' and odnt belong on the list lol

hoppers are great, but i cant help but think alot of us will vote that way because we dont Have the other speicies... lets face it hoppers are a high seller because of their relationship to the movie
 

Ilushia

Mongoose
I voted that way cus they can do lots of damage, very fast, and are fantastically mobile. They really are basically up-gunned Warriors with wings (They even look a lot alike, too). If not Hoppers, then I'd most likely go for Firefries, for their Jump distance and ability to get Kill results against even heavy MI units (Plus deny people their dodge saves rocks!)
 

Sgt. Brassones

Mongoose
Gauntlet2 said:
see im starting to think hoppers may be so good as to be 'warriors that fly ' and odnt belong on the list lol

hoppers are great, but i cant help but think alot of us will vote that way because we dont Have the other speicies... lets face it hoppers are a high seller because of their relationship to the movie

That may be true, but I've used all of those on the poll and Hoppers are ,by far, the most useful.
 

xenopsyllus

Mongoose
Hmm, I voted after reading the "favorite" in the title but before reading the "most effective" in the poll title. So...


I voted for the cliff mites because they're cute and cuddly.
 

Major Chaos

Mongoose
teamescape said:
I vote...Cliff mites!

Wait...what do you mean this isn't the poll for the worst SST miniature? :p

No, if it was that then the Sicon LT and the micro support gunners would get the top vote (tied with the leader of slaves of course!) :wink:


As far as the real vote I picked hoppers. If it helps though my second choice was Firefries. With a 12" jump and D10 damage they are just too cool even if a little fragile.
 

teamescape

Mongoose
No, if it was that then the Sicon LT and the micro support gunners would get the top vote (tied with the leader of slaves of course!) Wink

Heh, touche, you've got me there! :)
I would say hoppers but I haven't checked out the rippler rules yet...judging by the rules in the RPG they're SERIOUS contenders for the 'King of the speccy bugs' title. Not sure how well that translates in terms of value for points etc.
 

Major Chaos

Mongoose
Actually from their stats they look quite cool. The sculpt is very nice as well. I am looking forward to adding a swarm or two of them next month!
 

Makoto

Mongoose
Mites. Flying warriors I can stand, but facing a huge swarm of those little buggers soaking up hits as if nothing was happening... <shudders> ^^
 

Hybridchild

Mongoose
Out of that list Ripplers, nearly as powerful as Hoppers but more options. But over all my favourite would be Carrion Warriors
 

Rob_A

Mongoose
Hoppers are okay, but they die too fast. Id need more. I currently favour ripplers for their flexibiltiy in what upgrades they can have.
 

Dr. Rooster

Mongoose
I would say cliff mites, but I've lost interest after mongoose's bogus decision to sell 5 for $10! :x (Hence the fact that the cliff mite is no longer my avatar! :roll: )

Soooo, I'll say ripplers. I'll add some to my army later if I feel like buying bugs after the forth come out!
 

Quark

Mongoose
Gauntlet, this pole is stupid! And also, you're stupid. I hate you, and I hate the things you like! Just kidding. Sorry, I just finnished an all nighter at work and I'm a little punchy. :lol:

Seriously though, this is a flawed poll. Almost all of the bugs are specialists w/only a few exceptions. I think a better poll might be What's your favourite non-specialist bug!
 

Dr. Rooster

Mongoose
Calm down Quark, it's gonna be ok. 8) :lol:

You know what Gauntlet means, and you don't have to rag on him about such an insignificant flaw... :roll:
 
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