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So I am playing a blood angels deep strike army, but I feel like im going to lack fire power. This is the first army I have ever made so I have a question. Is deep striking in a land rader a bad idea? I feel that im jsut going to lack that driving force unless I have something big on the feild, but I never see anyone talking about DS one of these things in. In theory it sounds great and nothing seems more scary than a big tank showing up in your face, but im wondering if anyone has seen it done or has any thought on it.
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DSing a Land Raider isnt nessecarily a BAD idea, just a very expensive risk. If you get a bad mishap, then there goes 250+ points gone plus anything you had inside. If it goes off well, then you can drop a massive unit in the right spot. It's just a risky thing to do, which is why alot of people won't do it, they would rather DS something like a speeder squad or something.
 

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You don't need anything big on the table tbh. You just need something to deal with whatever you expect to face.
But there is really not that many reasons to DS a LR. They take up a lot of space so they can easily mishap. And for their cost (especially with troops inside) it's a disaster if it doesn't show up. Or if it doesn't do it on time.
Besides, a LR is tough enough to make the trip across the table against most armies so you shouldn't worry that much.
But once again, if you play a DS heavy army you don't need one. Even if it seems cool to include it.
 

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The armies I am playing agaisnt most are Space Wolves, Nids, Eldar, and Black Templar. Do you think it could make it across the board? Or should I just do with something else all together. I feel the strange urge to include a tank of some sort but I just dont want the risk of it blowing up before I get to use it because it will be the only tagert on the feild until my 30+ troops come in via deep strike.
 

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Have you tried taking two predators? One Annihilator, one Destructor, autocannon paired with LC side sponsons, TL LC paired with HB sponsons. For a bit over 250, they divide the risk, and give you all the firepower you need.
 

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Starting the feild with 2 preds woudnt that be asking to get them destroyed right of the bat?
 

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not if you stick them in heavy cover. Their front armour is good as well so as long as they don't get in CC or flanked they'll be fine.

Eldar lance weapons will make a mockery of any armour you take, and nids MCs in combat will destroy your tanks, but you need a way to deal with MCs and tanks.

I don't have the BA codex so can't comment on what you should take intead if you don't want tanks
 

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I've found that it's better to either go all deep striking units, using Descent of Angels to maximise the army benefit, or go all mechanical. You might consider using dreadnaughts, you can drop pod those in to deal with threats while your jump troops arrive, using VV to tie up any units that might cause a lot of hurt when your army Arives.

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Have you tried taking two predators? One Annihilator, one Destructor, autocannon paired with LC side sponsons, TL LC paired with HB sponsons. For a bit over 250, they divide the risk, and give you all the firepower you need.

why would you ever run a predator with TL LC and HB? There's a place for the AC/LC one since it's cheaper than LC/LC and does the job of popping light/med armour at range. But paying the silly price for the TLLC and then mixing it with HB makes no sense at all. If you want to have one and one do one with AC/HB and one with AC/LC.

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a Land Raider isn't a point efficient way to add firepower. What the LR does is bring your nasty combat troops safely to CC and allow them to assault from inside. That's where all those points you pay go. The shooting is _almost_ incidental. If you want more firepower you have plenty of options which are much more points efficient.

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if you want a good tank to help in deepstriking go for a stormraven. you can use them to drop in dreadnoughts and bring a bucket load of firepower to the table, als oas they're "new and scary" they willbe a target so yuor other stuff can survive well
 
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