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anyone play with the idea of a 6 land raider army?
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 04:02   #1 (permalink)
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considering that terminators can take dedicated land raider transports, and you can fill the other void with 3 others, would you consider the investment at 1320pts?
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 10:23   #2 (permalink)
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i probably wouldn't do it, much because of the money i need to spend on a army very few people would want to play against.
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 13:57   #3 (permalink)
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Heya,

6 Land Raiders?

6 Lascannon shots away from some serious loling.

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Old 29 Feb 2008, 16:09   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: anyone play with the idea of a 6 land raider army?

Actually, the way 5th ed codexes and rules seem to be going, this might not be a bad thing.

Lascannons are more expensive to field in all the new codexes, between a basic, higher cost, and requiring 10 men in order to carry one. Anti-tank weapons in general seem to be requiring 10-men to carry, so the days of running into an army with six 5-man lascannon teams are nearly over.

Add to this changes to the vehicle damage tables, rumoured to be forthcoming, which prevent vehicles from being destroyed by glancing hits, and the addition of cover saves for vehicles adding another layer of protection and my concern would not be losing land raiders. I reckon that your vehicles would probably survive most games.

No, my concern is your ability to deal damage. If you sit still every turn, you're getting a grand total of twelve shots/turn out of your lascannons, and 18 from your heavy bolters, firing at the same targets. As soon as you move, you're down to one lascannon per raider firing. That's all well and good if you're playing against an armour company. It's not going to put much of a dent in a horde army.

Also, considering that, again, in the rumoured 5th edition, only troop choices will be holding objectives, you're losing out on how many troops you'll be able to field. Maybe you can get a couple of squads of chaos marines to the objective and then circle the raiders around them to make a protective shell, but I wouldn't count on it.

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Old 29 Feb 2008, 16:22   #5 (permalink)
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well I want to consider a derivative of a land raider, biker army. Three land raiders, three berzerker squads, or perhaps 1 good squad, and the rest chaos marines with icon of khorne.

in fact

3 land raiders
2 rhinos

full mechanized list.

I figure why not.
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