So I'm working on a list for a game tomorrow vs. a Plague Marine army and I was wondering which is the best way to kit out my MSU units. Originally I was thinking of putting Wyches in Venoms and zipping them around but I got to think about it, might it be worth putting the Wyches in Raiders and maybe taking a couple five man Warrior Units to put in Venoms?
My reasoning is I basically want the Wyches up in my Opponent's grill. Between moving at cruising speed and possibly boosting, the synergy doesn't seem very good with the Venoms and Wyches.
Some very basic math with a Venom shooting at Plague Marines:
Venom Vs. Plague Marines (65 points with extra SC) 2 HP
12 shots hitting with 8
8 hits = 4 wounds
1.3 Wounds after armour saves
.88 Wounds after FnP (If they have it)
Raider with a Dark Lance 3 HP
1 shot hitting 2/3 of the time = .66 Hits
.66 hit x 5/6 to wound = .55 Wounds
.37 Wounds after FnP if they have it
Against this particular army, Venom shots don't seem like they will do much. Having a few more DL's could help Vs. some Rhinos and maybe popping an Oblit or two because I believe they are T4 (correct me if I'm wrong).
I still like Venoms for taking out stuff like the GuO and I'm planning on taking some gun boats, but is it just generally better to run Wyches in Raiders now? Seems like at least Vs. this army though, Venoms aren't going to be affective shooting Vs. most of his units.