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I have 3 LR, what would be the best way to equip them?

I was thinking

1x Vanquisher w/ pintle stubber and hull las cannon
2x Standard w/ las hullcannon and bolter side sponsons


Or maybe

1x Executioner
2x standard

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3xVANQUISHERS!!!!!, with hull HB only (and smokes and armour of course)

although thats going by looks alone, otherwise I'd say 2xNormal russ with hull HB's and 1 demolisher with Hull HB (again smokes and armour all round)

but the executioner is cool looking, and if you hide in some trees just blasting its finally a Leman russ worth buying sponsons for too

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Are the hull mounted one put in spot before gluing the hull together? Else pin/magnetize it so you can swap between either. Consider doing the same on the sponsons

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I wouldn't mix lascannons and heavy bolters o the same tank... Either go anti-tank (lascannon) or anti infantry (3 heavy bolters), not a bit of both as they're both worth the same amount of points. Pintle stubbers are a bit of a waste, as the 2 sponson heavy bolters are actually worth less than the single heavy stubber! I'd say, try something like this:

Vanquisher w/ 3x Heavy Bolters
2x Leman Russ w/ Lascannons

That way, if you really want to get rid of a tank, you have 2 lascannons and a vanquisher cannon, and if you want to get rid of infantry (and the vanquisher cannon is no longer functioning...) you have 2 battle cannons and 3 heavy bolters.
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2 normal leman russes on the flanks fully outfitted (meaning dont leave out the sponson weapons) and 1 demolisher in the middle able to rush, or take on a frontal assault....i havent lost yet fielding three tanks in my guard army.....except that one ork player but i blame that on the fact i think he was using about 1750 pts in a 1500 pt game
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Well my eventual plan is to include 6 Leman Russ total. for now, I'm sticking with 3 because...well...thats what I have, and they're in pieces so I have to assemble and paint them.

Plan to include

3 Standard Russ
1 Vanquisher
1 Executioner
1 Demolisher

Seperate models, I'm a tread head...

but I like infantry too so I'll make a tank formation I can adapt to different situations

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REmember as far as im aware if you fire an Ordinance weapon (like the battle cannon on a Leh Russ) you cant fire the other weapons, so is it really worth the points cost to include them? Am asking, not telling

As for varients the Demolisher is sweet. Only Invul save for termies and an extra point of armour on the sides?? BARGAIN!! lol

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It might be worth it if you lose the main gun you will still have more options on what to fire.
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One big turret gun, of your choice and heavy bolters in the hull and sponsons.

So it's one pie plate or nine shots. You still have a very capable vehicle even after two weapon destroyed results.
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You can't fire all more than one HB unless you stay still. Remember you can even fire the Battle Cannon if you move.
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