Sunday, 2 January 2011

Ok, another rework. Back to Razorbacks (mostly).

Ok then folks, 2 new lists here. Tell me what you think.

Ok, the first list is just Blitzkrieg. 6 HFBacks, 16 melta guns, the all up-in-your-face-with-a-can-of-melta-wahey. Let's have a looksie:

HQ
Librarian
Shield of Sanguinius
Another Power, Sword or Rage most likely
100

Honour Guard
2 Melta Guns
Rhino
185

Elites
Sanguinary Priest
50

5 Sternguard
2 Melta Guns
Rhino
185

Troops
5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

Heavy Support
Dreadnought
2 Twin Linked Autocannons
120

Dreadnought
2 Twin Linked Autocannons
120

Dreadnought
2 Twin Linked Autocannons
120


Right, like I say up in your facey and such. This next one however drops 5 bodies, but gains a fair bit of dinging power on the way in.

HQ
Librarian
Shield of Sanguinius
Another Power, Sword or Rage most likely
100

Honour Guard
2 Melta Guns
Rhino
185

Elites
Sanguinary Priest
50

Troops
5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Heavy Flamers
145

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Assault Cannons
180

5 Assault Marines
Melta Gun
Infernus Pistol
Razorback
Twin Linked Assault Cannons
180

Fast Attack
Baal Predator
115

Heavy Support
Dreadnought
2 Twin Linked Autocannons
120

Dreadnought
2 Twin Linked Autocannons
120

Dreadnought
2 Twin Linked Autocannons
120

So I lost a sternguard unit and 2 heavy flamers, but gained 3 assault cannons. This should give me some nice pinging power on the way in, just for denting transports.


So what're your thoughts on these? I'm still not entirely sold on not running any rhinos. There's just some situations you don't want to get out. But I'll roll with it for now. I'm very aware though, that in the 2nd list I'm removing 5 bodies from my assault force. May not sound like much but it's 15 S5 I5 attacks. As well as another melta squad in your face.


What do we think?

8 comments:

  1. You forgot to include the sixth ASM in the first list...

    Flamebacks are fun, I am just not sure how competative the list will be against lots of other Mech lists?

    I prefer the second list. I would keep the Sternguard and drop an ASM squad for the Assault Cannons and a Speeder instead of Baal.

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  2. Well there's 16 meltas in the first one. And they're not easy to get rid of guard meltas. Torrenting FnP BAs isn't easy. You need to bring your ap2 weapons to bear on them. And there's 8 squads, surrounded by tonnes of rhino chassis.

    Another good catch. Mind being my proofreader? :P

    And I really really like having 6 troops. (:

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  3. Happy to proofread, but I barely know Fantasy so will not be able to spot errors with points...

    I can see your mind is set on six Troops so I shall not try and persuade you otherwise.

    First list has a lot of melta, but it is very short range. Even with Shield you are going to lose APC's before you cross the board. I will be interested to see how the playtesting goes.

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  4. What's the benefit of Sternguard over an assault squad?

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  5. 1st one Archnomad.You've got the in your face aspect, the meltaguns, a couple of tophatchs and your infantry still "are better than other mech's" even though they aren't super scary to actual combat units.

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  6. But they do bring along enough melta to hammer them down. Which is nice.

    Unless it's TH/SS terms. Who I will just torrent with HFs most likely.

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  7. Loquacious, there is none. I ran out of troops.

    Well I suppose having 2 full range meltas is nice, and special ammo is too, but not nice enough for 45pts extra.

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