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Hi guys I have a Friend who started playing Red Corsairs and bought 3 Bikes and I want to help him make the bikes a useful unit since he wont get the chance to buy models that often. I was thinking of the idea of making them an anti horde unit with the following.
Mark of Nurgle
2 w Flamers
A-Champ w P-fist
Total 298 pts
It may be very exspensive but with T6 bikes you can hold large units for a Long time. The Flamers can cut through hordes and with T6 even Marines have a hard time keeping up.
Is this a god idea of is there another configuration that can work.
This unit would be tough for bolters to kill, but a single battle cannon shot can ruin your game. You will eventually have to stop turbo boosting at some point.
So then the question becomes: What do you want this unit to achieve?
Certainly this unit has no way to kill 300 points of models by shear hitting power.
This can freeze holding an objective, but at such a huge dedication of points when a rhino can do the same job seems like overkill.
If you want a tarpit unit, by stats a unit of plaguemarines works better (generally).
While I myself a trying to find a nice way to field bikes at the moment and I do like the nurgle icon, I have to think that this unit suffers from lack of clear objective to fulfill.
Therefore, my personal suggestion is to reduce the model count by a man at least. That extra 33 points is really a large amount. Also, consider meltas instead of flamers. Depending on how much anti-armor you already have this could be a worthy way to try and make this guys a bigger threat.
Ruthlessness is the mercy of the wise.
No, don't reduce the model count--6 is a decent minimun for a bike squad. If you're going to bring a powerfist then I would bring two meltaguns instead of flamers and task the squad with hunting hard targets such as tanks. The turboboosting will keep you safe on the way over--no need for IoN--and hopefully your target will be either dead or at least shaken after you slow down to shoot. It's a very effective build. 6 bikes, 2 meltas and champ with fist has been a staple in my Night Lords list for over a year.
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard