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I was wondering I'll be playing against a nid apocalypse army with about 6 carnis and about 200 gaunts and 50 genes and what 4 brood lords I've already bought a tankbusta squad but shall I get kommandos instead?
I'd say kommandos, pretty much hands-down. Looking at what you gave for your opponents forces, the tankbustas won't really have much of a niche, whereas the kommandos can kit up with some burnas and lay bloody, sneaky waste to the gaunts.
if your fighting a nid player with so many gaunts.. what you need are some burners, this is what they are best at... killing hords of light troops. taking some tank busters is fine but looters can also take down fexes.
as it is an apoch game you might want to look into the defkoppta formation.. i havent used it myself but it would seem perfect for killing a large mass of gaunts. just redeploy and bombs away!
to be honist i wish i could get a game of apoch against nids.. shooting them up looks like it would be fun
well i was hoping of 2 squads of 15 strong burna boys which aren't very expensive (about 350 points) but with the same points that's 35 kommandos thoughts?
tankbustas to kill the carnis IMO
2000pts Orks 4-2-1
They could be decent at killing 'fexes, assuming the nid player doesn't upgrade them to 2+ saves, then you're better off just rushing him with a mob of boyz and whittling it down with powerklaws. The toughness is annoying, but the real killer for me when I face them is the save.
Kommandos won't do squat against this kind of opponent. They're just going to be more expensive boyz...what's the point there? Tankbustas can do some incredible carnifex hunting. Anything with just a 3+ save you'll punch through pretty fast. Alternatively, load up on a PK nob & 2 tankhammers (you should always be taking 2 tankhammers...) and you've got 4 S9 attacks and 6 S10 attacks...no carnifex will enjoy going up against that.
i would have to say Kommando's with snikrot and a couple of burners. Snikrot with his higher strength can take on the big guys while the boyz and burners can deal with the gaunts.
(were are my Super-Runts)
Commandos are way too imobile to be effective. All he has to do is throw a squad of hormagaunts at them and they're toast- and expensive toast at that.
I vote another group of tankbustas to really put the concentrated hurt on carnis. Focus on wiping out one carni at a time with 2 units of bustas.
Wortsnagga - How will Snikrot do squat to a Carnifex? Let's assume he even hits 5-6 times. Now he's wounding 2.5-3 times vs T6, but less than 2 times vs T7. He doesn't ignore armor saves so now you're looking at .15 (T7 2+ save) wounds, or maybe up to .9 vs the T6 3+ variety, but tankbustas could do far more than that, and at range.