I really like the Privateer Press Trencher models, and I’ve collected quite a few. I even took the time to paint them because I was a true believer that somehow they would be awesome on the battefield. However, with the high cost of points for the unit, too many options as unit attachments and add ons, and simply better options to take their place like Commandos … the Trenchers are of little use to me in a game of WARMACHINE.
But after a few years of thought, I have managed to find a way that I can utilize my Trenchers and make them useful again …. by using them as USA forces in my games of Secrets of the Third Reich!
Yes, although they are high priced and tend to under perform in games of WARMACHINE, they tend to be inexpensive and effective within a game of Secrets of the Third Reich! When they shoot, they tend to hit. When they toss smoke bombs, the smoke actually hides them from things. And yes, they can usually do pretty well in Hand to Hand combat using their pointy knives on the end of their rifles.
Now if my Long Gunners were good for something other than taking up space in my Army Transport trays…