So far what I have seen is that our army works pretty well at short-medium distances. New bolters are pretty strong and our close combat is stll not to be underestimated, plus we got some decent powers aswell.
But when it comes to long range anti vehicle/flyer/super heavy what do we have?
-Razorbacks with assault cannon: you can try to "spam" them (spam means like 3-4) and if they survive enought they can dish out some good damage, but still, to kill a land raider or an imperial knight we will need much more
-Razorback with lascannon: now we talking good damage and good armor reduction. The problem is still that they are razorbacks, so they might get blown fairly quickly. Also every missed hit it's a pretty big impact, since they have only 2 each (and they cost more than AC razorbacks)
-Double autocannon Venerable/normal dreddy: not gonna lie, putting 2 or 3 of these guys ir really tempting for me. With 8 2+ shots (if I use them I will use venerable every time) it's pretty decent. If you put 3 of those boys in a ruin and leave them there all game, imo they will make an impact. The thing is you are investing a lot of points for an almost immobile long range weapon platform, that is susceptible to flanks and deepstrikes. So imo you are forced to defend those guys with something, meaning that you won't have all your infantry forces up in the front where you usually need them.
-Land rider: 4 lascannon shots it's nice, plus AC and melta... hell yeah! The cost tho.... ouch. And the fact that you have to deploy it turn one it's a risk if you don't have a really good cover. It's risky imo, but can pay himself pretty well
-Storm Raven: ok this is nice. With lascannons/AC, bolters and meltas it can cover any role in your army. The -1 to hit it's nice, but as the land raider, you have to deploy it first turn, and so far, what I have seen is that it will become a very important target for your opponent. But if it survives...
So guys, what do you think? These are just my random thoughts. Should we even bother deployng long ranged supports? Should we use very costly veicles, but a bit more durable or spam razorbacks like no tomorrow? Should we just try and hammer vehicles out in close combat? How would you deal with Imperial Knigts? Or Predator, Land raiders and Razor lists?
Let's discuss this out!
Edited by Zombs, 12 August 2017 - 08:34 AM.