Tacticals would have it, since they have Vindicator now and that would be replaced with Armour.
Ok, that’s good. Is it wise for Assault Marines to have access to Predators though? It’s not so bad for them to have access to Vindicators as it slows them down and is short-ranged, but for a 50-75 point upgrade they could now still move 30 and shoot up to 45cm. I guess it might not be too bad, but it'd be something to look at.
I've never seen Preds mixed, that's why I suggested the above. If they are used however we could obviously shoe-horn that in like the EUK.
I imagine you wouldn’t have – when the costs are the same for the both the optimum would be to go for all of one (generally Annihilators). Split costing fixes the issue and makes it viable where it wasn’t before (but should ideally have been)..
A smaller set of changes means we're closer to the base-line and know what's affecting a list. If we throw everything in there it'll be harder to see a way through the forest of all the changes to pinpoint what's causing a problem/if it has been fixed.
But there are a lot of different areas and problems and whatever may happen with the tanks costs has no bearing on whether the Storm is included or not, say.
Personally at this point I think it would be better to do a higher number of changes at once and then test the changed lists holistically for a long time, perhaps specifically focussing on and incrementally tweaking particular elements at a time, but working with the changes in place together initially. Ultimately it’s up to Dobbsy, though perhaps some can focus on a few changes and others implement all at once, depending on preference – both options have advantages and disadvantages.
You may be right in that a 0-1 limit on the Warhound will mean more tanks are taken, but can you say that the above changes aren't enough on their own? If they are found to be we won't invalidate any lists as we would with the 0-1 limit being enforced.
I wasn’t suggesting just 0-1 – I strongly support Dobbsy’s proposal of removing the option for single Warhounds entirely, for reasons I argue in the other thread. That would definitely have bearing on the what is and isn't taken in the list, but that's the point. Perhaps I can’t say for absolutely certain that the above changed won't solve the ubiquitousness of Titans in SM, but I would estimate a 99.9% probability if single Warhounds can still be taken they will very commonly be, regardless of the changes here, as they are very useful for what they can do.