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Right then lads and ladies I have a list that has seen some fire with our new codex and rule book.

HQ
Tank Commander
-Punisher Tank w/HB sponsons and Pask
-Exectutioner w/ Plasma Sponsons

Primaris Psyker w/ Mastery Lvl 2
Primaris Psyker w/ Mastery Lvl 2

Troops
Veteran Squad
-Chimera (x2 HB)
-x2 Plasma guns
-Heavy Flamer
-Carapace armor
Veteran Squad
-Chimera (x2 HB)
-x2 Plasma guns
-Heavy Flamer
-Carapace armor
Veteran Squad
-Chimera (x2 HB)
-x2 Plasma guns
-Heavy Flamer
-Carapace armor
Veteran Squad
-Chimera (ML+HF)
-x3 Meltaguns
-Carapace armor
Veteran Squad
-Chimera (ML+HF)
-x3 Meltaguns
-Carapace armor

Fast Attack
Vendetta

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Battle Tank w/ HB sponsons
Leman Russ Battle Tank w/ HB sponsons

Right then now for some tactics. Under covering fire from the LRBT's the Commander's squadron drives the center flanked by vet squads in Chimeras with the 2 psykers hiding behind giving divination to anything in range. Vendetta is the AA.
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What has it seen fire against? This is almost identical to the Guard list my buddy used to play, save for some weapon options here and there and that it was the list he used in 5th going in to 6th (so no Pask HQ). I'm curious as to how this approach to AM is working in 7th.

Differently, I would love to see a pair of Manticores backing this list instead of LRBT's- models allowing of course. With the HB sponsons, aren't they the same points cost @ 170?

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Hydras might be better AA imho and if you were to drop a few squads of vets you could bring in more Russ stomping goodness or a few more russes and wyverns. The are nasty to all exposed armies and god save light tanks against them cause they ignore cover saves but again just my humble opinion
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@ntaw - This list or a variation of it has faced down everything from Dark Eldar to Imperial Fists in this edition and the last. The only things it hasn't faced down are Super Heavies and Space Wolves. With the release of the AM codex and 7th Ed. close behind I have seen how much more potent the list and variations like it have become. Especially now with the need for dedicated tank killing weapons to knockout vehicles much more efficiently.
On the note of Manticore and LRBT w/ HBs being the same price I could go on for another hour but it seems to come down to one issue: Yes, you have a better weapon with a Manitcore but I would rather field a tank that can take a Lascannon to the front or side armor and not crumple like cardboard. Not to say I haven't been in situations where I was wishing for a nice big high strength pie plate or 2 to land in the middle of an opponents formation.
@harlotrose - cash flow permitting and with the way current trends are heading with larger games being played regularly in this edition I want to add more russes to this perhaps filling out the command squadron with a second Executioner. and at the rate which a Hydra dies I'd rather take an Exterminator as well for AA just to be sure. Leman Russ Exterminator: the autocannon of a hydra with the AV of a Land Raider =)

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Manticores are useful for sniping vehicles behind cover. However they can no longer get a lucky 6 on a penetrating so would have to get 3 shots that all glance or better to kill most things in one turn of shooting now.

Other than that, list is solid. MSU with transports will make Maelstrom of war missions easier. However, I'd take Manticores over LRBT. Or even Basilisks. Then just hide them.

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Yes, you have a better weapon with a Manitcore but I would rather field a tank that can take a Lascannon to the front or side armor and not crumple like cardboard.
Cover, Barrage, have other stuff moving up as more of an immediate threat.

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However they can no longer get a lucky 6 on a penetrating so would have to get 3 shots that all glance or better to kill most things in one turn of shooting now.
To be sure, I had forgotten about the new Damage Chart when I made my post. That's a bitch smack to the tank crunching I used to do with mine..

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It might sound crazy but u only need 1hydra and camp net it behind a defense line bam 3 up save easy
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It might sound crazy but u only need 1hydra and camp net it behind a defense line bam 3 up save easy
Or you could just pay the points for the Hydra Cannons for the ADL and save some points, get Interceptor as well as skyfire and stick something with a superior BS manning it?

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See this thread.

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I was comparing 50 points for a hydra cannon versus 80 for a hydra tank with camo netting. I don't take ADLs, but if I did I'd probably get the reserves reroll.

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