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I'm sitting here tonight fleshing out my Ard Boyz list for next month. Right now I would like to run a dual Landraider list. I have a few reasons for wanting to run the "golden eggs".
Currently I'm developing a "Pedro Bubble" list. The list benefits from getting across the table and getting to grips with the enemy. If I'm on my side shooting, I'm not using Pedro's +1 attack bubble effectively. My list is using terminators and what better way to get them into the thick than Landraiders!
I noticed at the Bugeater GT in Omaha, that I was not seeing any Landraiders nor was I seeing the "melta heavy" environment of previous years. I think the drive to kill rhinos has reopened a door to the Landraider. Do I think all armies benefit from the big box of doom? No, I believe the assault forces do. Gun lines would get more benefit from Predators.
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I'm looking at running 2 Landraider Crusaders, with one as a dedicated transport, and one in the heavy slot. The crusaders give me anti-infantry fire power while moving forward. It is also the only LR that can shoot all its weapons while advancing. Also having them have a multimelta gives them the ability to take out vehicles including other Landraiders. The increased transport option helps too, if I choose to put my 10 man sternguard squad with Lysander in it.
What about Dark Eldar? Well yeah, they can tear up Landraiders. But Crusaders can also tear up DE. Hurricane bolters and assault cannons are pretty good at taking out DE.
The big key to dual Landraiders will be using them to tank shock to split the enemies force. If you can drive a wedge into their battle line, you can focus on killing one half of the "snake" first. I will be taking 3 drop pods also, so the Pedro Bubble army will rely heavily on positioning and target focus.
So what do you think? Are Landraiders a tool of the past? Has there been a shift in lists away from melta?
That's my 2 cents, feel free to leave yours in the comments below.