Title: What's your favourite tank?
Description: combat tank
Brynjolf Irontooth - April 16, 2010 09:27 AM (GMT)
"So what is your favourite tank?"
I didn't include the real transport tanks, as this topic is about teal tanks. :)
Don't forget to add your why's and weaponbuilts.
You could also rephrase the question as: "Which vehicle do you always take?" Though that question may not always have the same answer as the first one.
Brother Brad - April 16, 2010 01:00 PM (GMT)
I would have to say the Land Raider you can never go wrong with a Armour value 14 bunker rolling around.
Zorag - April 16, 2010 01:05 PM (GMT)
redeemers are amazing. ap3 flamers? transport 12? viscious. and armour 14 all around to top it off. AND its cheaper than a regular land raider
grimdisco - April 16, 2010 01:18 PM (GMT)
I'm an Iron clad fan. I use it to support termis, it never fails to do lots of killing.
Brynjolf Irontooth - April 16, 2010 01:32 PM (GMT)
I guess I would go with the vindicator. Pointwise.
It is one of the best weapons (melta not included) at destroying vehicles (ordanance and S10). And the very best at tackling a monolith.
It is also perhaps our best anti-power armour shot.
It actually can kill everything. Which makes it for me one of the best all-round vehicles.
It is also much feared which means it draws away fire from your other vehicles. And with AV13 it can take a bit of fire (depends on your opponents rolls and tactics offcourse). I love it an armoured list. It immediatly takes away the pressure on my rhinoes.
I also wanted to add that maybe surprisingly enough the only vehicles I have never played with are the ones you guys picked. Not because I think you guys are wrong:
- The Ironclad just doesn't fit my Soul Drinker theme, nor can I take it with my Space Wolves or Blood Angels.
- Landraiders I have always find too much of a pointsink in small battles. I only play 1500p games (or sometimes even smaller). So I always seem to be out of points. There is a 1700p tournament I'm planning on attendign though in Octobre, so maybe i'll give one of these mobile bunkers a go then. :)
grimdisco - April 16, 2010 05:15 PM (GMT)
Land raiders are good.
It is to bad you do not use Iron Clads, they are great.
Desert Rat - April 16, 2010 09:26 PM (GMT)
I find that most tanks are very situational and depend on the army list I'm building. Each one can fill a niche depending on the way I feel that day and how it interacts with he rest of the army. Sometimes I take the whirlwind, others the LRC, and others the predator.
The unit I like to use regardless of points is the humble dreadnaught. For the points in a pod I think it does wonders. It's a psychological weapon more than anything else. It's fairly cheap. And if they blow the gun off it can still kill tanks in hth.
I haven't had a chance to model the Iron Clad, but I'm sure I'll like that one too.
war009 - April 17, 2010 04:42 PM (GMT)
I am a fan of the destructor Predator chasis, I have built multiple versions and converted many of them to look differ. unfortunately I only have one remaing of the multiple I converted and need to still paint it.....unsure if I will paint in Crimson Fist colors
XanaeX - July 13, 2011 05:43 PM (GMT)
I have to say the vindicator. It has a wicked gun (Devastator Cannon) and it fits so nicely in pairs in my 1850 pt Imp Fists Siege army.
grimdisco - July 14, 2011 02:39 AM (GMT)
Welcome. To the forum XanaeX :D
Cuthbo - July 14, 2011 08:40 AM (GMT)
I have to say that my “favorite” tank from your list is the Land Raider, it is just so iconic of the Space Marines and it usually dominate the battle field in small games, its ability to shrug of almost anything, unleash a fairly good amount of firepower and transport a key unit in relative safety makes it a great vehicle in my books.
For points I think it is the dreadnaught, just because of the low starting cost and huge array of weapons and abilities it can perform on the battlefield.