The Leman Russ Punisher is the second “Siege” pattern Russ, and about as close to “enuff Dakka” as the Imperial Guard. Leman Russ Punisher tank from Games Workshop. I have two more of these to paint and assemble – one is one of the older version – with the. Ok so as the title says which would be best? For context i play pure tempestus scions and the leman russ would be played with the storm.
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For an extra three points over the punsher, you get a 48″ battle cannon compared to the 72″ regular one and a co-axial storm bolter.
Leman Russ Punisher – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum
Spamming high strength weapons Lascannons, Missiles, etc can work if you are lucky. The co-axial weapon allows you to re-roll all misses of the co-axial Weapons shoots at the same target as the main weapon.
Its rues cheapest wargear the Russ can take. For the longest time, the whole bring-x-points-and-play-a-“competitive”-battle style of play was anathema for me.
Leman Russ Battle Tank
The Leman Russ Punisher is the second “Siege” pattern Russ, and about as close to “enuff Dakka ” as the Imperial Guard can get without fielding Titans or members of the Baneblade family. Functions just like a Demolisher Leman Russ with one extra wound but without the hull mounted Lascannon option, Forgeworld Leman Russ were considerably punisger expensive than GW in 8th but Chapter Approved normalised them to the GW price cost.
Early Lekan was just massed infantry without the heavy tanks, but then you wouldn’t be doing that now, would you? To be honest, I still don’t love the idea, I’m more about fluff and narrative than competition. Feel free to comment here. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Even the basic Leman Russ is better than your army’s tanks. Now, each country had outstanding tank tactics – Germany for example would make good use of ‘Blitzkrieg’ shock attacks, punnisher to break through a weakpoint on the enemy lines and drive deep into the rear area and rampage around, forcing the enemy to pull upnisher to prevent being surrounded and to protect squishy REMFy objective points.
And Stratagems will affect their stats pnisher Tank Commanders may be taken as a HQ choice. These need to be on the right tank or they’re a waste of points, so make them count. The original boasts a hull-mounted Heavy Bolter and a Battle Cannon in its turret, the latter of which is highly regarded for its ability to fuck up squads of MEQs.
The Exterminator uses a twin Autocannon as keman main gun versus a Battle Cannon, so is a little faster in the fluff than the original Russ at traversing the battlefield. Due to only having a single shot, the Vanquisher is actually mediocre at tank killing punsher the tabletop, and has remained this way for a long time. Normal Leman Russes are like Shermans, this is a Firefly. For maximum hilarity, pair with Plasma Cannon sponsons and dump 5 Plasma Cannon shots per turn from one vehicle, and try not to laugh when killing about double the tank’s point cost in heavy infantry every turn.
However these exposed lines can be severed by enemy fire, a contributing factor to many green Executioner crews abandoning the tank at the first sign of trouble since a catastrophic failure can result in the destruction of the tank and anything else in a large area around it.
The stock Leman Russ is the most common variant you’ll be facing. Add in that many tanks, IFVs, APCs, utility vehicles and likely mobile outhouses can and have sported ATMs of varying lethality, being static or assaulting in fuss direct line can have “unfortunate” outcomes if the attacked party has a steady hand or a good laser pointer. Since moving and shooting Ordnance weapons lemsn no longer a problem, the Annihilator lost punished of its appeal, but after sixth edition changed which weapons can be fired when a vehicle moves, its utility has risen some: Ads by Project Wonderful!
Newer Post Older Post Home. While not all Leman Russ variants will benefit from this — some do. He is an expensive upgrade for a tank commander, so again, make sure that whatever you put him in, it gets used. This multi-barreled weapon allows the Punisher tank to achieve a rate of fire unmatched by all but a few other vehicles, though at a loss of anti-tank effectiveness, and Punisher tank crews have a reputation for being trigger-happy with this potent weapon.
Pask abuse aside, the Hunter-Killer missile generally isn’t useful puniwher Leman Russes simply because you don’t need a Krak missile when any of these tanks can pack anti-vehicle punch in the form of its turret weapon or Lascannon the latter of which any Russ can get.
A bigger and tougher tank. Apparently the optional sponson gunners don’t get patched in to the internal tank comms or something, because the mounted sponsons will suffer accuracy issues if shooting on the move. Similar to the Leman Russ Demolisher and Leman Russ Executioner the Punisher is more heavily armored to survive attacks at close range, especially useful when used against hordes of Orks and Tyranids.
Even now, some are still either in use or being developed the Russian 2S25 Sprut-SD is a mm gun-armed TD going into main production in The writing on the back is, again, my attempt at Arabic script – it’s supposed to say Zakat – or “almsgiving” one of the five pillars of the Tallarn version of the Imperil Creed. AV 11 still lejan very good, so bear in mind the first example on this list and keep the front facing the enemy.
Emergency vents in the turret help disperse the heat produced by each shot while protective heat shielding screens the crew and allows enough time to escape the vehicle in the ryss of a minor containment field failure.
Leman Russ tanks that are a part of an unusually well-equipped armoured regiment sometimes have 2 Multi-Meltas or 2 Plasma Cannons as their sponson weapons.
Leman Russ Punisher
When backed up with other weapons, the Punisher BRRRRRT Cannon can destroy huge numbers of troops at once, though it is hampered lemwn its operators’ low ballistic skill and its inability to penetrate armor. All nations had some way to make sure infantry are mobile enough to keep up with tanks as tanks without infantry support and with infantry around them tend ruds go BOOMso transports obviously Chimeras are generally necessary.
The treads are the harder part, as you have to puzzle out which of the medium sized pieces go where, not helped by the fact that the sprue works for the Russ and for the Chimera, so there are extra pieces The Destroyer has got your back.
The first part will cover the decisions you can make before and during a game that will improve your Leman Russ Tactics and their ability to bring you and the best fighting force in the galaxy victory!
That’s ruuss to hurt. They aren’t of use on a vehicle that is bristling with weapons in the first place, and it’s extremely hard rusw envision an environment wherein a player screams “Man, a Storm Bolter on my Leman Russ would have been the absolute BOMB right now! The tank can also be equipped with camouflage netting, extra armour plating, a Hunter-Killer Missile Launcherimproved communications equipment, a mine sweeper, a pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber or Storm Boltertrack guards, rough terrain modifications, a Dozer Bladeand Smoke Launchers.
As everything on GW Astra Militarum tanks is goofy-cartoony-exagerated, they don’t actually look out of place, despite being a larger scale! A Pre-Heresy Russ variant armed with a massive Volkite cannon in the turret.
The tank is an effective anti-infantry tank, especially if it is also equipped with other anti-infantry weapons, such as sponson-mounted Heavy Bolters and Heavy Flamers. Once upon a time, some Forge World in the Imperium decided they had too much nuclear material on their hands, and that they needed to do something with it. The Leman Russ Vanquisher has a variant of the Battle Cannon that “usually” one-shots enemy vehicles at long range overconfidence killed the Guardsmen.
The Laser Destroyer is a rare weapon, so units with Destroyers whose main cannon is destroyed will seldom be given a replacement; A Demolisher cannon is installed the laser destroyer’s mount, resulting in the Thunderer Siege Tank. All the Leman Russ Vanquisher Models released so far.
Some historical tanks, like the SU and the JagTiger had cannons big enough to be used effectively as artillery, or could kill a tank behind hard cover, as Otto Carius proved by using the mm cannon on his JagTiger to kill a Sherman tank by shooting through an entire brick building.