Spored to be Wild
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern California
You are comparing a scalpal to a chainsaw. If you were looking for a unit that could make a first turn surgical strike to an opponents tank then deffkoptas are the way to go. If you looking for a unit that is going to just make a mess out of everything that it comes across then the tankbusta's are the unit for you.
Deffkoptas in small units or individual units work great. Tankbustas need the group to be very effective but you are also forgetting the tankbustas weakness. If there is an armor vehicle that they can see infront of them but out of range of their rokkits they still have to fire at it. This does not allow them to run that turn also if an infintry unit is near them but they can see a tank they have to shot at the tank this means they can't assualt the infintry unit leaving them exposed to being charged by that unit next turn which will leave the unit reduced in numbers or destroyed all together.
So both are good but they have different rolls and functions in an ork army and how a warboss would use them. I like both units personally.
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