Hehe, good to see you apreciate it. I hope you wont be angry for me continuing then
"Valid points, although I have the cover save from the Libby granted ots only 5+. The ability to deep strike/pop smoke leaves me with tsome interesting option alhtough risky. But thats what meltas do, kill tanks and those are risks I'm willing to take. Additionally i'm banking on a multitude of high priority targets to help spread the fire I take between units. If they're shooting at my LRC that leaves my Pred/Baals to roam free another turn."
They wont be shooting at your LRC if its deep striking lol ;)
I see your intension, I used to think the same way actually. Thing is that a smart opponent wont waste all his lascannons at your raider if he feels more threatend by the razorbacks and predators. Of course, your LRC could grant them cover, but thing still is that what kills your raider are the suicide squads / speeders.
I can give you an example. I was at a tournament resently, and was paired up against a vilkan list with a land raider (I played wolves). The game was killpoints, and what happened was I shot and killed everything bar the land raider, which I immobilized with melta suicide, while feeding the terminators a razorback. Of course, my opponent used it badly, but it is an example of it not helping with target saturation. I have put up the bat rep on our forums (Strategikon 4. game 1) if your interested.
It's not that a land raider can't be used to good effect, but in the long run you are handicapping yourself with the "rock" syndrome.
"I guess we'll agree to disagree This unit attacks at Int5 Str5 re-rolling hits and wounds thats should be enough to threaten some Mc's or other Elite Infantry on the board. (LC only pending psychic powers)"
I was talking about the assault squads, not the terminators
They are scary indeed, but if all they kill is a 5 man unit of marines and a razorback, then I would dare say they are a waste. They are good vs. other deathstars, but if your opponent doesn't have one, yeah.
"I love speeders esp. the Typhoon/HB to keep my opponaant at kicking distance but i just didn't like the feel of them in this list"
They are fast, cheap, can deep strike and deliver some much needed melta without sacrificing an assault squad? How can't they fit the list? I agree the typhoon doesn't fit though, if thats what you mean. MM / HF ftw
"Priests are a giant force multiplier PW at Str5/Int5 is a great prospect. That extra point of Intiative really helps, and the feel no pain is great for torrent of fire. This army is more taylored to engage the enemy at a distance and counter strike using multiple units and combined arms."
Force multiplier indeed. They are good at what they do, but I still don't see why you would need them, as in your list, you have terminators to do the assaulting, and the assault squads to back them up. And you have enough torrent of fire with all the baals and razorbacks to remove enemy squads. This is why I say CC weapons are a little waste, as with priests. Ditching the CC weapons and the priests would net you another razorback, which I think you would benefit more from. If you then drop the raider you get even more units and firepower, which I explained in my last post. I just think it is a much better way to use a list like this.
Hope it is of some interest