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So, which would you prefer? The Executioner has rear armor 11, but the battle tank is stronger against weapon destroyed results, and is also better against hordes and light vehicles. I'm torn between the two, and would like input!
In case it affects your decision, I'd take two for a 1500 list with 3 Vendettas, a Manticore Rocket Launcher, and three squads of Veterans in Chimeras.
Last edited by Lemt; August 26th, 2009 at 19:08.
The executioner is the reason why people take the plasma sponsons on other russes because they are trying to get a cheap executioner. The executioner with plasma sponsons kills everything it is just pure raw power that is unmatched in my opinion.
I'd go with the normal russ, ask yourself this; what is better a battle cannon or a plasma cannon?
Then you will have your answer.
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I misread the title its the executioner without plasma sponsons vs the battle cannon and the plasma cannons, thats really close but it depends on the list, and your opponents. The executioner with plasma cannons is the beast in our codex no contest.
if you want a cheap exercutioner then go for the lr with sponsors, if you want the many plasma cannons then go for the exercutioner.
That list is almost the same as mine!except i have 4 squads of veterans with chimeras and 1 with psyker battle squad.
I think two of them is over kill, but if you want two of them then go for the lr with plasma sponsors. a much better choice!
psyker battle squads in 1500 points with chimera kick ass and are a commonly over looked unit! That is until it fires of course!
Whos gonna shoot at them when you have a manticore, a leman russ and lots of vendettas? and so many chimeras to choose from to guess which one contains the psyker battle squad.
It will take atleast 2 squads to kill them atleast if they get lucky enough.
Also whenever you have a game with your army, can you give me a batrep? i don't mind how short it is and i just want to know how each unit and the army as a whole played, because your list is so similar to mine!
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1537174 (1500 IG vs SM, Round 1)
Hope that helps you out. I'll post more reports as I play more games.
Also, thanks all for the replies so far! I'm going to try out Multi-melta sponsons instead of plasma, and tell you how it goes.
Given the list provided, the additional low-AP is what's needed. The Executioner gets my vote--sponsons are support weapons, not main weapons.
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard
in the future can you pm them to me and i will create a statistics list and anytime that you doubt your leman russ choice or want more, i can how well your doing all for just giving me a batrep ^^.
See it works, both ways .