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Lootas or Tankbustas?
Ordinarily they are a no brainer choice but I have been having amazing performance from my tankbustas against the one army that has no tanks...nids
Two squads of 10 each ripped a mawloc to pieces. I was thinking they would soften him up before a nob could pk it in the shin but no need as i did 3 wounds apiece from each squad of 10 each. They went on to be the mvp of my only ork army to win this year!
Against tyranids are tankbustas a better choice?
I suspect still no because the level of firepower of lootas is great even against soft targets in a horder army but my static troops like lootas always get chewed by outflanking stealers...
interested in your guys' opinions
Now I'm not an Ork player here, but... here are my thoughts. Yes, the Tankbustas will absolutely F**k up almost any nid army. Yes, they will outperform lootas... But ONLY against nids. Having played vs both of them (with my Eldar against my friend), the lootas well outperformed the tankbustas. I am scared to sh*t by the Lootas, but with the tankbustas... meh, who cares, I just run an empty Serpent around and lead them of into the middle distance.
The only way I have seen Tankbustas used effectively and efficiently is where the player used a trukk to hide the T-Bustas. Failing that, I believe your Battlewagon can transport units? That could work as well.
In all seriousness Lootas outperform the T-Bustas because they are more balanced for competetive play. I would stick with the Lootas, unless your opponents are nice and let you swap out your units whenever you face them..
Lootas are the superior choice in any type of game besides Apocalypse.
Tankbustas wouldn't be bad if they had the ability to take a dedicated transport. Without one, you have to buy a looted wagon or battlewagon separately, and that takes up a heavy support as well. The tankbustas won't work without a transport, because they're relatively short ranged, and easy to shoot to death.
I'd go with lootas all the way. Either them or big gunz w/kannons.
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