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Which one do you prefer? Im considering buying a squadron of one of these. I would equip them with multi-meltas.
Both have the same speed
Land speeders can manouvre a little better because they are skimmers.
Attack bikes are capable of absorbing more fire.
Attack bikes have slightly increased firepower.
Right now i am leaning towards an attack bike squadron. Because they are tougher and have the same mobility and firepower. Wheras land speeders cant take any vehicle upgrades, meaning if one of them is stunned then the whole squadron will be a sitting duck because they will have to stay in coherency preventing them from moving over 6".
I think this makes attack bikes better because even though they have to worry about terrain.
I think If you have the fast attack slots available three seperate MM speeders will be better due to the ability to DS and split fire and remeber the 12" glancing only rule.
If you've just got the single slot then the bikes are probably a better option as sqaudrons are pretty bad as you've mentioned (unless Ravenwing Tornadoes:w00t: )
If you want Multi-meltas, go for Land Speeders so you can deep-strike.
In my opinion attack bikes should always be attached to a bike squadron, never fielded as their own squad.
Land speeders can asorb more firepower, strength 3 or lower can't hurt it, and a lascannon would instakill an attack bike anyways.
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I think for MM, the Attack bikes are better. The ability to turbo-boost lets you get close to a tank, and then kill it next turn. However, brining LS for MM is probably just not a good idea in general, since the assault cannon and Heavy bolter will usually be better than MM and Flamer.
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Attack Bikes. LS's should have an Assault Cannon.
Plus 3++ inv before hitting them is nice. Lascannon shmascannon, though I feel that the DA Ravenwing with a 2++ possible is alot better.
Deepstriking is good though. Easiest kill ever when a LSMM toasts a Raider from behind.
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yeah i use LS with MM and deep strike them right behind tanks, and assuming i have decent luck the tank is gone.
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I would use land Speeders because they are very effective at popping tanks while deep striking. Also they can go over terrain as opposed to around it which makes them somewhat more mobile.
I would go with the land speeders, dont take three if you are making a tank hunting squad you dont need three 2 is good enough. That saves you points is more manuverable and you should have these babies behind cover until they strike anyway and when they do they earn thier points back. And if they do destroy your speeders it is a good thing. They are AV 10 if im not mistaken. So those lascannon shots would be much more useful on say the predator.
Anything that can kill the speeders in one hit for sure can kill the bikes. And dont bikes have toughness 5 against shooting i dont have my dex handy but i am almost sure that bikes aren't suseptible to lascannon instant death. Or is that just for derermining wounds. You can obvioulsly see my opinion is biased as is everyone elses.
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Bikes are T5 but its modified so S8 weapons still insta-kill them.