Okay all of you Space Marine (of every flavor) players out there, I have a question on the Predator.
I recently started collecting Dark Angels and so far the new play style and new range of interesting models makes for a nice change of pace.
I've been trying to figure things out for my self. Get a feeling for what works for me and what's fun for me.
I've always been a tank guy so obviously I'm gonna field Predators (and whirlwinds and vindicators
). I didn't really put much thought into Space Marines and their application of units until I had them in my hand. And I'm perplexed by the Predator.
Standard loadout is an Autocannon nothing else. Options are to change it for a twin-linked Lascannon and to put sponsons on the sides, armed with Heavy Bolters or Lascannons. Now I get the configurations of all Lascannons, makes sense for hunting enemy vehicles of any AV. I do not get the Autocannon or the Heavy Bolters though.
Kit it out with an Autocannon and Las sponsons and you have a vehicle shooting weapons that don't complement each other.
Same goes with an Autocannon and Heavy Bolters, or twin-linked Las and Heavy Bolters.
So, when would I want to field a predator with anything else than all Las or just the bare bones of the Autocannon with no sponsons.
What are the applications of the other loadouts? I'm sure I'm missing something here, but I can't see the use. Help!