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I have been wondering for sometime now how other players are using their Predator Tanks. My tactics have previously been to load up lascannons all around and use it as a stationary "bunker" so to say. I have been toying with the idea of using the Autocannon/Heavy Bolter combo as a mobile support unit. ANY suggestions or other player strats are most appreciated!!! Thanks
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For a mechanized army, I think the Autocannon/Heavy Bolter combo is by far the best heavy support choice.
It's not a mobile choice though. Stick them into some cover and gun down infantry, weak MCs and transports. Three of them work best in my opinion + 3 attack bikes. Each Attack bike + Predator costs less points than a single 3 lascannon predator. You could also use landspeeders with multi-meltas, but I prefer the attack bike.
In a 1500 point game, you've now got 95% percent of your anti tank needs, and 90% of your anti hoard taken care of. All that's left is taking some troops to combat other MEQs and to take objectives.
I am once again impressed by your advice. Im now thinking im going to run the triple pred + attack bike combo.
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I agree, Forged summed it up nicely. Dakka predators are nice, cheap support tanks and work well in just about any list.
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I've never fielded a Las-Las-Las Predator, but those who've fielded them against me have never been able to use them to any degree of effectiveness. A Predator is still too easy to pop and something that can lay out that much fire is bound to attract a lot of attention. To that end, it's expensive, too.
Against an opponent, though, that doesn't generally bring a lot of anti-tank fire, but wears good armor, like Necrons or a pure Grey Knights force, they can be used very effectively.
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It really depends on what you plan on using it for, I find the best setup to be the Autocannon/2 Lascannons because that way you have 48" range all-round and you have both anti-tank and anti-infantry. Dakka Predators are good for taking out infantry and light tanks, while all-Lascannon Predators are good but unnecessary - generally either the TL lascannon or the two lascannons is enough to take out a tank, and being as you can only shoot at one thing a turn, all-Lascannon predators are only really useful against things with lots of AV, so Monoliths and Landraiders. TL Lascannon and Heavy Bolters is another possibility, again useful for both anti-tank and anti-infantry but this time focusing more on anti-infantry rather than the anti-tank side.
the only time i pack heavy bolter on preds is against horde armies. i still carry twin lascannons.
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