So, when I started custodes I learned from lot of diffrent people that i should never ever take a land raider in a custodes army. But is that really true today? Because after a point sink in chapter approved and with being a land raider (T8, 4 las cannon, hit on 2+, FNP 6+ etc), it seems we get pretty much. Also it´s a plastic modell which are in £ and $ much cheaper then FW similiar minatures. Another benifit is that they are legal in all tournaments ( I know some tournaments that don´t allow FW models) too.
So what do you say, is a land raider a "new" option for us custodes players?
ANY Tournament that doesn't allow Forge World models isn't a tournament worth going to. Games Workshop owns Forge World. Games Workshop's rules writers are the ones who WRITE THE RULES for Forge World units in 40k. They're totally, 100% official.
Any tournament that disallows Forge World models should just flat-out say "The Custodes army is disallowed", because that means half the army list, including what makes it a viable list, is banned.
(sorry, I get really annoyed with this UTTERLY ASININE viewpoint regarding tournaments banning Forge World models)
That being said, Gore Crow and Emicus summed it up: In a casual game, sure, go for it. In a competitive/tournament setting? No, the basic Land Raider (the one Custodes get) is terrible for them, as even with the points drop, it's still too expensive for an already expensive army.
Edited by Gederas, 20 January 2020 - 04:06 PM.