Today let's continue our in-depth look at the massive roster of Space Marine units and how to use them. Today we talk Heavy Support!
If you haven't heard, Space Marines have a brand new (well OK, newish at this point) Codex with a truly staggering amount of units. Such a massive roster (and that's just the units in the main codex) can be overwhelming. Luckily Marines are overall a fairly forgiving army. Still, skill is required to make an excellent list. We looked at Marine HQs and Troops, and some elites and more elites and, Throne, even more elites, and fast attack, and infantry fire support units, and battle tanks, today let's continue our deep dive into the army and its datasheets, taking a look at the massive roster and how to best use them.
The Land Raider is a heavy Space Marine battle tank/transport. It has impressive stats, with S and T 8, 16 wounds and a 2+ save. It has the expected BS 3+, but a slightly slower than average movement at only 10". It has 6 attacks but with WS 6+ this won't do much good. Its stats degrade as it takes damage. It is armed with a pair of twin lascannons and a twin heavy bolter. In addition, it can take a storm bolter, one multi-melta, and one hunter-killer missile. It can transport 10 infantry models, with larger models counting as two and centurions counting as three. It cannot transport Primaris Marines.