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I'm curious if anybody out there ever runs a predator without picking up sponsons. It seems like I'm always wanting to scoot and shoot my vehicles, so I only have one weapon to shoot anyways, so why pay the extra points on a spare weapon that I hardly use?
Have you ever ran a pred with only the turret? Is there any viability to it? Would it just be something to consider in low point games? I'm talking in the vanilla codex, since obviously having a Fast option really changes the question.
There is no point really,if you want to use it single gunned,why not buy a dread instead?
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I build mine from AoBR Dreadnoughts, and the autocannons from some IG heavy weapons teams.how come the Marine Dread does not have TL Autocannon? what would you use to proxie it? sorry for the thread-jacking by the way!
For a long range firing platform, I've generally only considered the front armour to be important. Side and back armour becomes a big deal when your tank (or dread) gets to mid-field, but if something is just sitting in the back, the enemy shouldn't have too easy a time outflanking you (baring models that you know will be coming in on table-sides from reserves). For the points of a dread, you're getting a BS 4 TL las cannon. A dread would cost half again as much for the same weapon, and you might gain a single missile shot or two str7 shots on top. But really, if I need the las cannon shot that much, (pen'ing high av), the str7 shots probably won't cut it. And I've always found the single missile shot too unreliable.
But, it was mostly a mental exercise for me anyways, as the opposite of my current foot-slogging list would be a heavy tank list and was curious of alternatives. I'd probably just magnetize the sponsons and so I could try it out for myself.
@goldenS : I picked up the Aegis Defence Line for my autocannons, then just used the missile launcher and las-cannon arms as a base to attach the guns to. Plug I got a few little walls to add as terrain. Probably a little expensive, but it seems like autocannons aren't that cheap even from bitz sites.