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When I started BA, I first bought the codex and read through it I saw the baal predator entry and started laughing I thought that it was a waste of points. But know ,sigh, its gotton ALOT better with the TL assault cannons being rending, the chances of getting a 6 are very high! this is now probably one of the best anti-infantry tanks in 40k. So what do you think it it worth it or not? And what armies(assuming they had a balanced army) would you add it against?
Well you goatta think it's mainly designed to mow down infantry,which is basicly what the entire rest of a blood angel army is designed to do.so unless it's paired with another tank like a pred annihilator it's pretty damn redundant.
It seems like the Baal just got a lot better at killing armored infantry. Since that's mostly what ppl in my neck of the woods have, I'd say yes the Baal is much more powerfull now. They'll probably bump up it's cost in the new chapter codex, so we've gotta abuse it whilst we can.
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well, the baal has gotten better, but somthing else is better now: The LRC!
yes, so throw that pathetic BA paper tank and come look at what real men (or genetically enhanced ultra-men) drive!
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Take it? Yes.
Use it against anything and come out on top? Yes.
Look good? mm hmm
Sounds like a winner.
The Baal Predator is the best Predator of them all IMO. With the new rules it is very very good at mowing down troops and also very good at popping Armor. Most people don't realize how good it is at popping Armor until they crunch the numbers and find that it is better than a Lascannon in most situations.
assault cannon upgrade is nice for the Baal but I'll have to see what the new predator vehicle upgrades do beforei make a judgement..
Since the Baal most likely will get killed first or second turn as per usual like every other vehicle in the game
I can tell you now the other Preds are basically the same as they were before, sponsons of HBs or Lascannons. But can take the new vehicle upgrade of machine spirt (what the LRs have, basically allows you to move and fire an other weapon at BS2. But only if it may normally do so) other than that the same.
The Baal is a great tank. I have mine loaded up with BH sponsons and a pintle mounted storm bolter. It totals out at 11 shots in 1 round. It may not take away the armor saves of heavy infantry, but it'll make them roll, and if you're playing a zerg army and you field a pred annihilator along with it, they're gonna have to choose what tank to pop. The baal cuts down weaker troops really really fast, and is even fairly effective against tyranid monstrous creatures. The buff to the assault cannon just made it better. Also, you can load it up like I did for a meager 130 points....what's a LRC cost again 260+? I'll enjoy watching that go down to a dual VC carnifex 1st turn. Bye-bye heavy support.
Hmm..Baal Predator and LRC, Nasty..(starts formulating plans for BA successor army...always did like those Angels Sanguine...)