(epilgrim @ Dec. 23 2007,00:29)
so basically Support Craft are skimmers that are always popped up?Yes, support craft is always popped-up skimmer. Or actually it is even higher, as high as planes, i.e. sees behind everything.
sounds fine for the Overlord. I never hide mine, I never thought to, so in my mind this changes nothing regarding their role or cost. Any opinions?
It is only used in other experimental list, Tau, but as the rule found itself at least in handbook 2008 section 2, then it would fit Overlord as a fist into an eye... (Finnish proverb, "fits like a glove" in English)
However, about the hiding: have you faced Shadowswords with Overlord? Very good reason to hide... :] So, IMO, support craft instead of skimmer would make OL a bit weaker - yes it would see behind everything but it would not survive against IG or Orks.
In their current form I like to compare them to gyros - gyrocopters are more shooty and move much faster (veeery important in epic) but more fragile. Most of the time I would take copters. Now that Overlords also reduce allowance for SH assets ...
Just my opinion, of course. Will keep on playing...