Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Worcestershire, UK
If your going for 1 list to beat IG and orks then your in trouble. In a 3 way both the other armies can take 1 tactic and stay with it.. you cant (orks mob and race forward, IG sits back and lets rip).
I would say go for the deathwind on your pods for sure- vs the orks drop them down in your own deployment zone and hide the dreads behind them. Orks either have to assault the pods giving you an easy counter with the dread or they run through the middle and are blown apart by the deathwinds (they cant fire the turn the pod lands so no point dropping by them).
As for Dread vs ironclad I just dont know. Dread will be better vs guard but the ironclad is about 50% harder to kill if you charge it into an ork boyz mob. I would say probably still go for the basic dread (heavy flamer is very much advised though).
The heavy support from the predators will do well but I think that replacing them with 1 or 2 whirlwinds may do you better- they'll be far better at killing orcs (especially since its hard to miss) and will also be able to be a serious headache to guardsmen at long range.
Overall I think you're better suited to playing orcs. If your truly are playing a mech heavy guard list I cant see you having enough anti-tank to really trouble them.