what needs to be said? everyone can see how awesome these guys are. certainly they are regularly snapped up from the prize pool at our local tourneys. rated low comic accuracy just because, good as the hand are, are they really this good?
stealth, range, and ridiculous damage potential up close for a figure under 40 points? yeah, im keen... but the hydra TA puts these guys over the edge into insanely good. have a couple play bodyguard for a ranged threat and let the attack bonuses stack up for maximum tomfoolery.
This figure would've been awesome even without a range attack. The potential to deal up to 8 damage in a single turn (2 as a freebie, up to 6 more with BCF afterwards) for 38 points is just sick. A stealthy range attack on top of that is sweet, tasty gravy. After click 1 they are nowhere near as imposing but they aren't useless: they can still do 4 damage in a single turn on clicks 2-3 and on clicks 3-4 they can be a tie-up piece. Plus they've got the range attack and the HYDRA TA down the dial, so they're never a complete wash; particularly for just 38 points. Great in singles or in swarms, this is a fantastically designed piece. If you are investing in a swarm of them make sure you have a means to get them around so that they CAN swarm (a GLC piece perhaps) and a means of ensuring their damage goes through defenses (friendly pieces with outwit, SHIELD DISRUPTOR + a TK piece who can move the shield disruptor around).