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I am thinking about picking up a Predator tank this weekend as a tournament buy-in. I was just thinking about Brother-Sargent Chronus and how effective he might be in an Autocannon/Las Sponson Pred. 190 points seems like a lot for a Predator but with his ability to ignore Shaken and Stunned results (something I love about Daemonic Possession) but also increasing the BS of the tank so it's hitting on 2's seems pretty sweet. Is he worth the cost for his effectiveness though? You can see the list I am using at this upcoming tournament here, and as you can see it lacks any kind of long ranged anti-tank. Do you think this is a good buy for me, or should I look at something else (and if so what)?
He's certainly nice - but as you mentioned, his point cost is a lot for what you're getting, and the weak side armour of the Predator will leave him still quite vulerable to any mobile AT units. I'd pass on him.
I would say from my experiences with chronus is that he can be a great asset if you deploy him well. I set up a fully las predator with him in a corner with narrow fire lanes and some cover. My opponent was a mech heavy IG force with one vendetta 3 chimeras, two leman russ's, a devil dog and a basilisk. his first success was immobilising the vendetta first. admittedly i could get a full ten man dev squad with missiles for the same points but i only have enough for one of those.
suffice to say the next battle saw the vendetta outflanking and popping it by turn 2.
Predators are good, just not with Chronus. I regularly run a couple of AL/LC Predators in my army.