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Old 30 Jan 2006, 07:21   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering, why don't LR Crusaders have any Lascannons or similiar tank hunting weapons?

I know that it has a multi-melta, but a bunch of hurricane bolters just don't seem to thrill me.

Any thoughts suggestions will be appriciated

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Old 30 Jan 2006, 07:29   #2 (permalink)
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Well, the Crusader's purpose is to get up close and kill infantry. The multimelta is thrown there becuase you're charging up close and you'll likely run a cross a vehicle to melt. For anti-vehicle capabilities, look toward the original Land Raider.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 07:31   #3 (permalink)
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Can normal LR, carry Termies?
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Yes of course it can. It holds like 2 or 3 less than the Crusader, though.
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Normal Land Raiders can only carry a minimum-sized squad.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 12:21   #6 (permalink)
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By 'minimum-sized squad', Wargamer means 5 terminators tops. A crusader can pack in eight though because it doesn't need to house big battery packs for the lascannons (it's bolters are belt-fed from boxes mounted externally). A crusader's got twin-linked assault cannons as well as the aforementioned multi-melta, so it does have some limited anti-tank potential from 24". Based on discussions in other threads, the Crusader seems to be the best Land Raider varient (although I still prefer the Prometheus) and you would be better served fielding a lascannon armed Predator for your anti-tank needs.
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I was just wondering, why don't LR Crusaders have any Lascannons or similiar tank hunting weapons?
because it's not designed for hunting tanks. it's designed for carrying a Large Squad Of Assaulty Death-Dealing Goodness into hand to hand combat.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 21:33   #8 (permalink)
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Well i am buying a Predator, and making it a annihilator. But i was just wondering, can you equip a predator with a Twin Linked Lascannon as the main weapon and still have Heavy Bolter side sponsons?

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Old 30 Jan 2006, 21:56   #9 (permalink)
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Of course you can!! The SM 'Dex allows it, so there isn't any problem with that!
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 22:16   #10 (permalink)
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Yes you can, you can either have a lascannon or a heavy bolter sponson. You can't have a heavy bolter and a lascannon though :P .

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