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Predator "Conquerer" (oh boy, the admech are gonna lynch me!)
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Old 06 Apr 2007, 00:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default Predator "Conquerer" (oh boy, the admech are gonna lynch me!)

A while back I got to thinking. "What if marines needed something that could provide a bigger bang than the normal predator?" Ok, yes they have the vindicator, but it's more of a seige gun and not suited for general engagements due to it's lack of a turret. Obviously, mounting a battle cannon to a predator is out of the question since a) the tank almost certainly couldn't take such a huge gun and b) the battle cannon doesnt really suit the marines' style.

But what about the gun mounted to a certain Forgeworld-made guard tank that most regard as overpriced? That particular Russ variant was supposed to be more apt at firing on the move was it not? And with marine BS it could be a more reliable hitter. And is the predator not intended to be a more mobile tank than those used by the guard? What the hell am I babbling about? Mounting a Conqueror Cannon to a Predator!

[table][tr][td] [/td][td]Cost[/td][td]Front[/td][td]Side[/td][td]Rear[/td][td]Bs[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Conquerer[/td][td]110[/td][td]13[/td][td]11[/td][td]10[/td][td]4[/td][/tr][/table]

Type: Tank
Crew: Space Marines
Weapons: Conquerer Cannon
Options: May be upgraded with a pair of sponson weapons at the following pts cost: Heavy Bolters at 10pts or Lascannons at 25pts.
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Old 06 Apr 2007, 00:57   #2 (permalink)
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Might be better off called the Preadator Conqueror, like the Leman Russ Annihilator, but as a concept it looks like a great vehicle.
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Old 06 Apr 2007, 00:58   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Predator "Dominator" (oh boy, the admech are gonna lynch me!)

Looks like fun ;D Does the dominator tank have different options for sponsons? If so I'd think those could be an option.

Otherwise looks good.
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Old 06 Apr 2007, 05:10   #4 (permalink)
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conc cannon doesnt scatter??? wieerrrrdddd.....


although.... i kinda like this idea
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Is the conquerer cannon that much better than simply an autocannon though? Thats my concern, don't get me wrong, from a background point of view, then perfect. But from a game view, does it add that much of a difference?
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Old 10 Apr 2007, 14:41   #6 (permalink)
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I agree with Dra'Tuisich-Novae that it should probably be called a Predator conqueror.

Does this tank have all the same upgrade options as a predator in the normal marine codex?

Other than that it looks fine to me. I mean the conqueror cannon really isn't that much more impressive than the auto cannon, especially against tanks or infantry that's well spread out.

Actually I wouldn't even cost this thing as more than a standard predator destructor, it should be exactly the same cost since the conqueror cannon is on par with the auto cannon.
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Of course it would have the same upgrade options. To be honest it really wasn't intended to be a great change over the normal destructor vs infantry, just different. On average I reckon it's damage output is similar to the destructor, but has the potential to do more if the enemy bunches up for whatever reason (which is sometimes unavoidable). That's why I gave it a slightly higher pts cost.

EDIT: OK, I've gone and renamed it in line with it's gun
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Please don't tell me that predators actually get a pair of Heavy bolters for the same price that my hammerhead get their measly burst cannons...Burst cannons have only half the range of a heavy bolter, and a point less AP. Dear merciful Tau'va, say it ain't so, Jack :'(.
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Please don't tell me that predators actually get a pair of Heavy bolters for the same price that my hammerhead get their measly burst cannons...Burst cannons have only half the range of a heavy bolter, and a point less AP. Dear merciful Tau'va, say it ain't so, Jack :'(.
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That is a thing of beauty. My pitiful lobster organs quivver in fear of this thing. Excellent anti-striker tank, mate, thumbs up to ya.
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