I'm pretty sure that the title says it all: I recently acquired myself a Thunderhawk Gunship, and now I need to figure out what I'm going to *do* with the damn thing.
Some thoughts I've had so far:
With 6 one-shot Ordnance S8 missiles, I can garuntee a single kill against the first flyer I come across, but after that my AA becomes decidedly weak, with only two Lascannons and four Heavy Bolters.
If I go with the basic Thunderhawk cannon, I can throw on the Battle of Keylak legacy to get ignores cover.
Alternatively, a Large Blast destroyer weapon is pretty useful.
If I were to include 8 Iron Hands Techpriests and 3 Servitors, it would become impossibly to kill unless you could punch it out in one turn.
Fighter Ace is only 35 points, and all of the buffs are useful.
With 30 Transport Capacity and 3 Exit Points, I can get a lot of assault power into play at the same time.
Being a flyer, though, I am limited in deployment options. I need it to come in on turn 2. Thus, I either need a Skyshield (and prayer that the othr guy doesn't have lots of long-range anti-tank,) or an Aegis Iine, Comms Relay, and troops to man it.
A Drop Pod with 5 Tactical marines might fix any 'Wiped off the board' fears I have.
So... any thoughts, tips, etc?