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Which one would you choose?
Assult marines bikers or landspeeders
Which is the strongest??
Last edited by warmaster4; April 20th, 2009 at 08:43.
that question catastrophically needs context. Are you trying to run an army based around one or the other?
or are you wondering which would compliment a force better?
the Land speeders agility and freedom of movement makes them great deep striking support to a footslogger force.
The Attack bikes draw fire away from your main force extremely well and if lucky will actually reach a tank to pop!
It really depends on the rest of your army, like everything else in this codex, what your play style leans toward.
Hope this helped brother!
"All of the tainted shall fall before me".
It all depends on what kind of game you're playing, what army you play, what army you're playing against.... a lot of things. If you're playing a footslogger force then both units are very good for scouting ahead of your main army and taking out tanks and the like but you need to watch out as they will usually only get one chance for a shot before you get wiped out as you only get that 3+ invulnerable save/best possible hit is glancing for one turn after you make the Fast move. Attack Bikes are probably more liable to be destroyed by normal fire but things like multi-meltas and lascannon equivalents can really hurt landspeeders (especially multi-meltas which score an automatic penetrating hit if they hit in the first place unless the landspeeder made a Fast move last turn).
Since every one has kind of covered the tactical aspects I'll give my opinion on them
bikes tends to die quickly, you have to play smart w/ them
Land speeders are fun to skirt around the table with, can pop tanks, eat horde etc. they're very versatile.
Assault marines are O.K. but their are better things for their points.
Personally I prefer Speeders to Bikes. Using them primarily against IG, and Ork armies. They seem to not draw firepower, and dole out serious punishment. Especially in pairs. 1 Tornado HB / HB ( HB/AC ) and a Typhoon with HB/Typhoon ML.
I know of players, which use bikers, to chase crisis suits.
Can a landspeeder be used, to do the same?
Yes, a landspeeder can, be used to, chase crisis suits, because most things, that bikes are good at, speeders can do, as well.
I wouldn't usually take a unit of Attack Bikes by themselves, you might as well just take them in normal Biker units. Speeders are a bit more difficult to kill than bikes but bikes can have 3+ invulnerable saves temporarily so there's that to take into account as well.
I'd take a speeder unit over an attack bike unit though.