Wednesday, June 29, 2011

'Ard Boyz Speculative List: Deathwing Assault!

'Ard Boyz is all about bringing your craziest, spammiest lists. I've been doing some thinking about the crazy configurations the Dark Angels codex offers.

HQ:
Belial
Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield

Elites:
Deathwing Terminator Squad
narthecium, heavy flamer
Deathwing Terminator Squad
assault cannon
Deathwing Terminator Squad
assault cannon

Troops:
 Deathwing Terminator Squad
assault cannon
Deathwing Terminator Squad
assault cannon
Deathwing Terminator Squad
assault cannon
Deathwing Terminator Squad
assault cannon
Deathwing Terminator Squad
cyclone missile launcher
Deathwing Terminator Squad
cyclone missile launcher

Fast Attack:
Ravenwing Attack Squadron
attack bike with multi-melta, meltagun

2500 points


Deploy the cyclone missile launcher squads in a favorable position to hold and objective and/or provide covering fire. Use the Ravenwing's scout move to get into a favorable position. On the first turn, use the Ravenwing's teleport homers and the Deathwing Assault rule to automatically deploy 4 squads of terminators adjacent to your bikes. That's 31 terminators on the board at the beginning of turn one, with 15 more waiting in the wings. It's also 4 first-turn, strength 8 shots as well as 16 strength 6 rending shots and a bucketful of storm bolter rounds, depending on your squads. Pepper in TH/SS terminators for wound allocation.


It might make more sense to move some things around, such as moving the "command squad" to a Troops choice to grant Feel No Pain to one of your objective-holding squads, instead. You could also do the same with the long-range support.


I won't be building this, mostly because I have no use for 45 terminators in a game other than 'Ard Boyz (although, that's only ten more than I'm planning to paint anyway...). Still, it could be fun.

3 comments:

  1. I think you should do it. As that German chick said in the third Indiana Jones, "are you crazy, go between them?!?"

    I'm not sure what that means because I actually didn't watch the movie, some guy that reffed our paintball game described it to me 10 years ago.

    To summarize, I think we all had the magic inside us all along.

    (Build and paint the list.)

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  2. I just put in a requisition for 10 more termies this morning. I'm not sure about this exact list, but I'm bringing at least 35 terminators to the tournament. Underwhelming, but acceptable. I'm taking the models out on Sunday at PAGE; I'll get someone to take some pictures.

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  3. Outstanding. I want to see this list fight Tom McCole's all-Raptor list.

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