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I just had a particularly interesting thought. As I have often voiced in this forum, I hate the new Chaos book for my Night Lords, I'm just not as fast as I used to be. So, I was thinking, if I was to use a "counts as" type army, what has fast enough troops. So, the first thing to pop into my head was the Ravenwing. What do we think? Obviously I can't take Land Speeders, but I could have Bikes and Marines as troops (in "dreadclaws"), Assault squads, termies etc.
Think this would work? If not I will go back to my Word Bearers....
What about their stinky new codex and Shrike? Letting all his troops fleet or something?
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I think that perhaps Blood Angels is what you're looking for. That is, at least, if you want to use Raptors as your troops. Blood Angels can take Assault Squad as their Troop choices, which would free up your Fast Attack for bikes.
Also, Ravenwing requires a 200+ point special character, whereas the Blood Angels get Assault Troops without one.
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Along the same lines as karmoon just said there are rumors that if you put your HQ on bike you can then take bikes as troop choices.
BA is definatly your best choice if you want a night lord type army, heck BA is about as evil as you can get for a marine chapter.
Possessed, perhaps? Lead by some sort of Night Lord "shepherd" instead of a Chaplain. Perhaps even use Possessed models, giving jump packs to those who you dont have wings for.
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I guess they may not be as fast as they used to be but they are alot better. They are one of the only chaos armies that got better.
While they used to be much more customizable and interesting maybe, the new raptors and basic marines in rhinos, whjich make up the core of your army I'll bet, are far superior.
Rhinos are not only usable again, but are really good.
Raptors are much cheaper. 20 points and option for 30 point icon for extra attack?
night lords marines now, for only one point more than they used to, get a bolter and bolt pistol and an extra attack. and krak and frags.
A NL army of raptors, rhino squads, hq and some heavies is one of the best armies out there right now.
I know, I know, I too liked the old codex better, just not for night lords. Man I used to play slaanesh, talk about getting hit hard.
ANd think about what you're saying, blood angels aren't that good. and with 5th they got worse, do you really want to use a junk codex?
I mean I feel ya, chaos is junk codex too, but it's an effective junk. BA is boring and kinda sucks.
Nightlords is a bit of a pain to play at the moment but I still take two 6 man biker squads and a unit of raptors. Get's expensive.
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