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Berzerkers and Raptors

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I was thinking about a 1500 point list that would include Berzerker squads moving in rhinos with a unit of Raptors outfitted with 2 melta guns coming up behind. I was wondering if it would be possible to effectively use these units in tandem, having the rhinos move towards a transport and disembark while the raptors jump over and blow it up with their meltas so the zerks could assault the squishy things inside on the next turn.

The problem is raptor squads are quite expensive for what you get and this would make my list very specialized, basically having to attack one unit at a time. What are your thoughts?
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I personally rate Raptors very highly. People say they're expensive, but they cost less points per model than any of the Cult Marines bar Noise Marines and move 12" a turn. They cost a bit more than Loyalist equivalents, but only Blood Angels are able to give their jump infantry melta weaponry. Also since Raptors can take an Icon you can kit them out to fight how you want. They can either hit fast with the Icon of Slaanesh or hit hard with the Icon of Khorne. Either one compliments a unit of Berserkers nicely. If you're worried that the Raptors will get blown off the battlefield early on, consider the Icon of Nurgle despite its heavy point cost.
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