I know what you mean, sounds similar to what many CSM players do with Twin Lash lists: Rush their DPs forward, too eager to Lash, rather than evaluate when it's wise to use that tactic or not.[
Fine if it works..I don't like it because the Vendettas more often than not are lost when used as early - game transports...totally your call though (obviously). I'm not a fan of Doctrines either..90 pts that is better spent elsewhere.
As for this list, of course it depends on the enemy army, the estimated enemy player skill and the way he deploys which will make me decide whether or not to use an Alpha strike
I didn't know that, that sucks..! What do you suggest, BBS or normal ammunition? +12" Range and -1AP in exchange for large pie... Your thoughts on this?[
You can't swap between the BB's and normal weapon profile, so you will have to use the BB's the entire game.
Of course it doesn't make it a tank hunter, but I always try to have a "desperate last resort", in case let's say all the other A/T vehicles are Shaken and my Meltaguards are too far, perhaps I can get a lucky shot (it happens).[
Great tank and very killy, although just because it has a Lascannon doesn't make it a good tank hunter.
I was considering the Manticore, but I thought that with an average 1.5shots/turn, in 4 turns it's 6 shots. Would you waste 1-2 shots on vehicles, since they are limited? The minimum range also worries me, can you enlighten me in any tactical aspects I don't see? (Because I hear a lot of praise for the Manticore, I'd like to know more).[
This is quite possibly the worst unit in the Codex aside from the Punisher..far too expensive and ineffective to be a reliable tank hunter, and the more you field it the more it will disappoint. Pask just makes it more of a points-sink. Your Medusa is a class above this even when its short range is factored in, and you also have your MeltaVets, plus for far less points you could take a Manticore which is an excellent long range anti-tank vehicle with the additional benefit of been a great anti-hoard/MC killer.