So now are vehicles officially dead? A dozen or so games into 6th edition now and I’m shocked at how easy they go down to focused fire as hull points are easy to strip, and that isn’t taking into account that you can still “kill” them in a single shot. I won’t say that they are broken and worthless, but rather perhaps adjusted to be in line with how powerful the weapons are in the game. So is your razorspam army officially dead? Are IG parking lot armies done for?
In their 5th edition incarnation yes, but if we go to a hybrid list then perhaps the opposite. Realize you razorback is not a gunboat that shoots for six turn while sitting on an objective. Transport vehicles are there to transport you to the front line so you can at least not take any losses on the way in from anti-infantry fire. I already see the return to full 10 marine tactical squads with plasma and missile launchers so you kind of need a rhino- plus is it worth the points to take a razorback that isn’t going to shoot, or maybe snap fire at best and then die in two turns? Razor/rhinos will transition back to their intended place as transports and not gunships- leave that for the flyers.
Where I do see a return of tanks is in long range support where they always kind of have been for Space Marines- predators all jacked out, perhaps even a whirlwind or two due to the return of infantry and for IG some leman russ tanks- battle cannon, plasma cannons (or heavy bolters if you worry about getting hot), las cannons, etc. Park in cover and blast away.
And what about AV 14?
Running my dual land raider grey knight list and my two monoliths for lolz I’ve noticed that they are still very strong- sure they don’t last as long as 5th edition, but they last long enough and make up for it by being able to snap fire and protect guys inside, or teleporty in with Necrons.
What are you guys seeing in your segment of the galaxy?
Do you think we will see more hybrid tank/infantry lists?
At the end of the day will AV 14 be the only vehicles on the table?