Predator Vs Vindicator. Jusice worth the Squeeze?
So I've been looking at the new point values in the codex,
60 Points Gets you a Predator
115 for Vindicator.
Now In order for the preds gun to match up to the vindicators, you need the 45 point, twin las cannon upgrade. Making it
105 Pred. 115 Vin.
If you really want to equal things up, throw in a storm bolter, and they are 115 a piece. Question now is...
We have 2 vehicles, same point value, same armor values, same searchlight, smoke launchers, and storm bolter. Difference, main weapon
Pred has the STR 9 AP 2 Twin-Linked Lascannon 48"
Vin has the STR 10 AP 2 Ordnance 1 Barrage wep... 24"
Now, to me the only question really is the range, if within 24" of my enemy, I can see no reason at all that I would want a pred. str 10 blast template is simply better than str 9 single target re-rolling misses. imo..of coarse.
Now you may lose a turn getting into place, but the Vindicator can bull-dozer right over difficult terrain no problem to get into position and maybe grab a cover save as well.
Its a hard choice...
I also have a separate question, along the same lines.
Take the dreadnaught, I'm debating the 30 point twin-linked las cannon, over no upgrades at all and keeping the default multi-melta. heres what were looking at:
Twin Linked Las Cannon : Str 9 Ap 2 Rerolling Misses 48" range 30 points
Multi Melta : 24" Range str 8 AP 1, Melta (extra d6 for vehicle AP within 12")
So more range, more str, less ap, rerolling misses for 30 points, or
less range, more powerful in 12", less str, more AP for free
Thanks for the Feedback!