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I was just wondering are Tankbustas a good unit in most lists or just mainly against tank heavy armies thanx
have a look at "Your better off with grots" by mynameisgrax, there is an article about TBs there, plus alot of other informative stuff
They are absolutely amazing when playing Tyranids and Tyranids alone!
Glory Hogs rule means nothing cos nids have no vehicles otherwise this rule is a liability.
I had a unit with 2 tankhammers and a nob with PK. Killed a mawloc Waagh!
But against any army where there is a risk of vehicles they are a just plain stupid unit that should be overlooked in favour of every other elites choice. And even then lootas would still be arguably more effective against tyranids so you're better off with lootas!
TB or not TB– that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of land raiders, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, krump them.
To use tankbustas, and choose your target no more – and by tankbusta bombs we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that land raiders and monoliths cause us – ‘tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.
To bomb...to krump....to krump perchance to win. Ay, there's the rub, for in that krumping what victory may come, when we have shuffled enemy transports off this mortal coil, must give us pause.
There's the respect that makes calamity of mech spam, for who would bear the whips and scorns of 12 chimeras?
Th’ rule lawyer's wrong, the munchkin's contumely, the pangs of spam, the FAQs delay.
The insolence of RAW, and the spurns of the online community merit of th’ unworthy takes, when he himself might make due with the far more effective lootas, big gunz, and rokkit buggies?
Who would bear such an existence? To rely solely on an overpriced unit that can't take a dedicated transport, or choose non vehicle targets?
But that the dread of deep striking land raiders, and whatever other ridiculous crap the marines are getting this month, puzzles the will and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, and enterprises of great pitch and moment with this regard their currents turn awry, and make us use nob bikers to try and kill everything in the list that isn't a land raider, and lose the name of action.
Last edited by mynameisgrax; May 6th, 2010 at 17:12.
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
yeah what he said!!!....i think
grax you are awsome good sir
Son of a bitch. That's about the greatest post ever...right with Pat Marstall's famous reply to using asteroids to bombard planets...after all...rocks are free....
Rocks are NOT ‘free’, citizen.
Firstly, you must manoeuvre the Emperor's naval vessel within the asteroid belt, almost
assuredly sustaining damage to the Emperor's ship's paint from micrometeoroids, while
expending the Emperor's fuel.
Then the Tech Priests must inspect the rock in question to ascertain its worthiness to
do the Emperor's bidding. Should it pass muster, the Emperor's Servitors must use the
Emperor's auto-scrapers and melta-cutters to prepare the potential ordinance for
movement. Finally, the Tech Priests finished, the Emperor's officers may begin
manoeuvring the Emperor's warship to abut the asteroid at the prepared face (expending
yet more of the Emperor's fuel), and then begin boosting the stone towards the offensive
After a few days of expending a prodigious amount of the Emperor's fuel to accelerate
the asteroid into an orbit more fitting to the Emperor's desires, the Emperor's ship
may then return to the planet via superluminous warp travel and await the arrival of
the stone, still many weeks (or months) away.
After twiddling away the Emperor's time and eating the Emperor's food in the wasteful
pursuit of making sure that the Emperor's enemies do not launch a deflection mission,
they may finally watch the ordinance impact the planet (assuming that the Emperor's ship
does not need to attempt any last-minute course correction upon the rock, using yet more
of the Emperor's fuel).
Given a typical (class Bravo-CVII) system, we have the following:
Two months, O&M, Titan class warship: 4.2 Million Imperials
Two months, rations, crew of same: 0.2 MI
Two months, Tech Priest pastor: 1.7 MI
Two months, Servitor parish: 0.3 MI
Paint, Titan class warship: 2.5 MI
Dihydrogen peroxide fuel: 0.9 MI
Total: 9.8 MI
Contrasted with the following:
5 warheads, magna-melta: 2.5 MI
One day, O&M, Titan class warship: 0.3 MI
One day, rations, crew of same: 0.0 MI
Dihydrogen peroxide fuel: 0.1 MI
Total: 2.9 MI
Given the same result with under one third of the cost, the Emperor will have saved a
massive amount of His most sacred money and almost a full month of time, during which
His warship may be bombarding an entirely different planet.
The Emperor, through this – His Office of Imperial Outlays – hereby orders
you to attend one (1) week of therapeutic accountancy training/penance.
Please report to Areicon IV, Imperial City, Administratum Building CXXI,
Room 1456, where you are to sit in the BLUE chair.
For the Emperor,
Purser Level XI,
Imperial Office of Outlays.
Grax I thought it was all over when I saw the word contumely!!! I pride myslef on my vocab being an geek and all so when I saw contumely I was already to gun ya then I though let me look this word up and low and behold...
Contumely: Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence.
To Bizkit: I am not sure whether they mock you or if they mock themselves.
They may just be mocking the game. For shame I'd like to mock them back in your defence but my lyrical rhyme often fails to wax sublime when I am mostly drunk and a little bit sunk in my own deep melancholy!
I think what it is that they're are saying is that its not shameful to think tankbustas are good particularly in this gaming environment where you're a nob if you fail to take transports but ultimately using tankbustas is like using a hammer to open a can of beans. You'll end up with beans all over the floor and a ruined hammer when all you needed was a powerklaw and a warboss!
hope that helps. If it doesn't then go to the forum and do a search for tanbustas and see what happens. You might just surprise yourself and me in the process.
"Wot evver happened to 'im, anyway?"
"Dem weirdboyz sed 'e'd never get krumped, 'cept if da woodz went to 'is kastle, and dat none of da boyz could kill 'im dat was woman born."
"Ain't none of us woman born, boss."
"Dem weirdboyz is weird, ain't dey?"
"What about da woodz?"
"Dat Mekduff done chopped dem down, and da grotz hammered dem into grot-missiles. Ten t'ousand of 'em at once! Dat was dakka right propa', it was. I saw da fires from 'ere."
Hehehe, nicely done Grax.
Whilst not the most solid tactical choice, tankbustas can be (as I've said of a number of the other Ork units) damn entertaining. The look on an opponent's face when something as stupid as a bomb squig wrecks his pride and joy is priceless. If you're only in it to win it, you should probably steer clear (and play Marines come to think of it...). But, if you like to be entertained and win the odd game too, give them a go!