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ok, so far i have a falcon with a lance, and a squad of 5 wraithguard in a wave for anti-tank purposes in my 2000 point army. i have a little under 200 points to add and was wondering what someone migth suggest to add for anti-armor units. swooping hawks? vypers? adding lances places? the rest of my army is all filled with anti infantry stuff. lots of star cannons and scatters on things like my walkers and guardian platforms. my wraithlord also has a star cannon as i want him in close combat.
overall, what unit do you guys find is the very best at killing off heavy armor.
The one real source of reliable anti-tanking is in the firedragons. In 2000pts I recommend at least a small squad of those and I would mount them in the Falcon as per popular tactic.
When you say lance on your Falcon, I presume you mean Brightlance, in which case I don't really advise it as you won't be able to fire both the pulse laser and brightlance at the same time while moving, not to mention you;re firing it on a low ballistic skill vehicle so you'd have a low chance of killing destroying a tank anyway. I would replace the Brightlance on the Falcon with a Starcannon as it compliments the Pulse Laser with anti-MEQ. Combine this combination with a Shuriken Cannon under mount upgrade and you also have enough shots for a anti-horde vehicle as well.
There are loads of other anti-tank units out there, but Firedragons are the main deal, though many others could compliment your force we can't really know what to advise without seeing your army as a whole. Perhaps you could give us an army list.
sure thing, here is my 2k so far... feel free to change stuff as you see fit
farseer (guide and doom for walkers)
5 wraithguard+lock in a serpant
5 swooping hawks (for skyleaping or genading as i need them)
wraithlord with star cannon and sword (i want him in CC)
3 walkers with star cannons (yes, im a star cannon fan, imo better than scatters still)
falcon with lance
10 guardians with starcannon platform and conceal warlock (two of these squads)
people tell me that my wraithguard, falcon and hawks are all the anti tank i need but i feel i need more. i prefer 5 wraithguard over dragons in a serpant. also, this is an ex-biel tan player, so i like to keep it as aspect-y as possible
If they are coming at you (Khorne, Space Wolves, Black Templars... you know the type), I advise you to consider a D-Cannon battery. Or, why not, Vibro-Cannons. They cost next to nothing, they do LOADS of damage to vehicles, and in the case of D-Cannons, to just about anything.
And there's the WTF!? factor... most non Eldar player you'll meet won't know what they will do to their troops.
im surprised no one has mentioned fire dragons:w00t: the purpose of a fire dragon is to seek and destroy tanks and tank like things. they can obliterate a tank in 2 turns AND less as is my exp. with them. they can easily take down a carnifex and have him for breakfast and then move on to take down several more tanks/tank like things before sucoming and they are expensive but they are under 200 pts. and if u dont like fire dragons use war walkers with a bright lance. my walker has 2 bright lances and can mash up a tank no sweat
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1. Never ever ever put a bright lance on a falcon, as hiromyo said, the pulse laser, which looks like the bright lances big brother, is mandatory, the facon realyl must move over 6 inches per turn for survival, so can only fire one main weapon, i.e. the pulse laser, secondary armement should be defensive (scatter lasers or star cannon)
2. Dargons are moody AT, they can take out any tank given a shot, but particularly static armies such as IG can easily avoid that
3. Hawks are naff anti tank, they will not mostly not get anything on turn one, if they deepstrike they can not charge, so they can get shot before they get to play with grenades
4. Wraithguard have the same problems as dragons.
All in all the only tue AT weapon you have is the falcon and he is about as badly equiped as he can be.
stick a BL on the wraithlord
Stick BL or EML on serpents
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Vypers with brightlances are nice and cheap, and will normally destroy something worth more than its points.
Fire dragons are fun to keep in wait until an enemy transport comes up to them, then they destroy it, entangle the survivors, and next turn take out the survivors.
The problem there is: who would move a vehicle anywhere near a Fire Dragon?
Bufkins, that's who.
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Fire prisms are a good choice, and will outrange most Imperial heavy weapons (Importantly lascannons and missile launchers), which can work in your favour. They're also good terminator killers, aren't as situational as the bright lance (i.e. Monoliths) and are generally difficult to kill .
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rork, I think the FD remark was responding to the chap who suggested waiting with your dragons until he drives up to you, not the transported dragons option mate
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