In my long journey to collect a Space Marine army--which is now coming to me actually painting it--I've acquired two Land Raider Redeemers because:
1) They seem a good way to transport assault Terminators
2) I like assault Terminators
3) Land Raiders are cool and in theme of my army
However since I started using grav weapons, I've noticed how incredibly effective they are at limiting the impact of a Land Raider as a transport and short-range weapon provider. One 6 and it's pretty much useless. 240 points of useless. Two 6s and you've got one hull point left.
While not all my opponents will have grav weapons, I like to make a 'take-all-comers' list and not change it depending on who I'm playing, and of course if I took it to a tournament I'd have a fairly good chance of coming across a marine or Ad Mech opponent.
So am I wrong in thinking Land Raiders have become a bit useless in this environment? Is the lascannon version a better option, or is a Storm Raven really the only way to go?
I'm not so worried about taking any of the cheaper tanks, they're far less of a target, and usually a lot cheaper. An immobolised Rhino isn't the end of the world, and it really doesn't matter if a Predator is immoblised, as you probably don't want to move with it anyway.
Interested to hear what people think.
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