View Full Version : What do people think is the best LOOKING predator loadout?

Armchair General
28-01-2011, 11:31
Straightforward question. Also, include if you want what you think are the best looking vehicle upgrades for the predator.


28-01-2011, 11:34
Looks wise I love the Autocannon with two Heavy Bolter sponsons loadout. It feels the most "Marine like" to me.

Though the Snub nosed Baal Predator Assault Cannon and Heavy Bolter Loadout looks ace too.

28-01-2011, 11:41
My favorite Predator is probably this one :)

Armchair General
28-01-2011, 12:02
My favorite Predator is probably this one :)

Ok, that I'll agree with...

Transformer predator!

Dark Aly
28-01-2011, 12:05
I went for the traditional autocannon and las sponsons as it was the first and does look ace. As far as options go all of them together looks good but I give mine all sorts of extra bits to adorn them. ALY

28-01-2011, 12:24
I think the sponsons look a little too fragile in and of themselves. So I voted no sponsons.

As for turret weapons: Single barrel just makes more sense to me. Multiple linked weapons are onyl useful when you actually want to saturate an area with bullets (ie AP and AA fire). So I vote for the single barrel turret.

28-01-2011, 12:24
I went with Twin Las and Hb, but only because I couldn't choose Baal AssC and HB.

28-01-2011, 12:28
Flamestorm Turret with HB sponsons......

Oh wait....

Ho well, of the given options on a purely aesthetic level the Destructor with HB sponsons.
The Twin linked LC looks kinda hinky on a Pred and the big boxy coweling round the Lascannon is less than appealing.

28-01-2011, 13:16
I'd go for the full Annihilator, just for the amount of big guns it's got on it, it just looks mean.

Pawn of Decay
28-01-2011, 13:27
AC/LC Predator.

It does the best job in the game. Anything that does well looks oh so pretty doing it :D

Born Again
28-01-2011, 13:48
I've always liked the autocannon and heavy bolter loadout, mostly because I think projectile weapons blazing away, spent shell casings flying, will always look cooler than a las blast. The absolute sole reason I assembled my predator this way.

28-01-2011, 15:39
Autocannon and HB, however my idea of the best looking loadout has to be on the Mark 1 Predator. The round turret, long long barrel and bubble sponsons really add to the whole feel of this futuristic battle tank.

28-01-2011, 17:48
What, no love for the Baal predator? I really like the look of that one, both the assault cannon turret and the flamestorm turret.

I voted Autocannon only, as that one makes the most sense as a tank.

Armchair General
28-01-2011, 17:58
Apologies for the absence of the Baal - slipped my mind, as I was wondering which loadout to get for a hypothetical un-Blood Angels SM army. Nothin' personal...

Lord Inquisitor
28-01-2011, 18:14
For me, it's the standard "dakka" predator loadout, autocannon and heavy bolters. Nostalgia did almost make me vote for autocannon and lascannon sponsons a la the classic predator though.

28-01-2011, 18:29

I think this one is the best.

Lord Inquisitor
28-01-2011, 18:40

I think this one is the best.

Not quite rule 34 but getting close. That's not a challenge.

28-01-2011, 23:15
My first two were a full Annihilator and a DakkaPred. Both lovely.

The Anarchist
29-01-2011, 01:06
Always love the all lascannon load out, looks intimidating and in game is too!

29-01-2011, 01:36
I definitely like the Lascannon turret better, but it was difficult deciding which sponsons I prefer. In the end, I went with the Lascannons. It's just beast. :)

29-01-2011, 01:57
All Lascannons, all the time. It just looks super hightech.

29-01-2011, 02:55
I really love the dome-topped Predator with round sponsons (AC + LC sponsons out of the box). So sci-fi. Looked even cooler modded to TL lascannons or ACs, though no official model was available.

Edit: Trying to remember when I got mine. For a while they were clearing them out - you got one free with any mail order over $10 or something ridiculous. I've only got the one left.

29-01-2011, 09:26
I think Auto Cannon with heavy bolters - good suppression fire and you don't get side tracked with target priority. There is also no feeling of 'wasted' if you need to move the pred and forsake not shooting the heavy bolters - were as with a fully loaded lascannon variant I'd be guilty of not wanting to move it to get those extra shots off! Also points cost - would be insane!

Auto Cannon/Lascannon sides would be next best

29-01-2011, 20:11
Twin Linked Lascannon turret with Heavy Bolter Sponsons has to be the winner for me, as per my Imperial Fists (http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=89839&d=1274603389).

29-01-2011, 20:49
wow - that's really amazing! Love the work you did on those tanks!

29-01-2011, 20:52
wow - that's really amazing! Love the work you did on those tanks!

Cheers fella, baal predator sponsons and front plate, forgeworld MkIVb predator turret. makes for a very good looking tank i think!

29-01-2011, 22:55
I vote assault cannon Baal with HB sponsons...

But given the choices available I will have to say Autocannon and HB sponsons.

29-01-2011, 23:31
I voted for auto cannon and HB side sponsons. Mainly because i picture what it does in Dawn of War 2.
I wish its auto cannon was a bit better though, like a Heavy Auto Cannon, being 8 str, 3 ap instead of 7, 4 or possible heavy 2 blast.

29-01-2011, 23:42
So you basically want a Predator with a Typhoon/Cyclone Missile Launcher turret? Sounds a pretty cool concept actually.

On a side not, I don't get why there hasn't been a Land Raider with Typhoon/Cyclone sponsons.

30-01-2011, 22:26
Lascannon turret, heavy bolter sponsons, 2nd edition model.

30-01-2011, 22:37
Single barrel, no sponsons, as close to a modern tank as possible. Thats why I went for the Autocannon no sponsons. Plus I love the look of the gun. Like several others I have heard I do think it should be a little harder hitting, either S8 or H3

30-01-2011, 22:43
Went for the Autocannon only as well, as I have the DoW2 Predator Destruktor in mind, firing explosive shell after shell into the enemy. :)
The old Mk 1 Annihilator looked awesome though, especially the tower.

Mr. Ultra
30-01-2011, 22:53
I love the full lascannon option. Is so... overrrrpowered :D:cool: