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Hey guys, Im currently in the process of starting up a chaos army, moving here from tyranids, although I have played many armys on different occasion.
Now, my question is, how viable are bikers in todays meta-game?
Although they are expensive, I can deal with that, not too much of a problem for me.
Right now, Im thinking of their loadout, I usually run them with two melta's, whats you're opinion?
Another issue, is Icons, and straight up im thinking of Nugle, I mean, T6 bikers? Yes please.
What's you're opinion on bikers Librarium?
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Last edited by soul of the brood; October 15th, 2010 at 07:00.
Take a look at the loyalist SM codex for the cost bikes should be. With a champ, PF and 2 meltas a 5 man bike squad is considderably cheaper in the loyalist codex. In addition to this the loyalist bikes can be a scoring unit if you add a SM captain on bike as your HQ.
CSM bikes can have the icons but they are just too expensive.
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CSM bikers get the Icons, have an extra basic attack due to +1CCW and can take a couple of assault weapons, but basically you're relying too much on the Champion with his power weapon to do the damage. I've just started to use a biker unit in my Emperor's Children army as a support unit to get my Biker Daemon Prince with his daemon weapon into the fray. Ablative wounds, effectively, and yes they are an expensive unit for that but I would prefer to be able to remove a standard biker instead of my more expensive DP taking the wounds.
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I sometimes run two squads of 8 bikers with the chaos glory icon but it is not for serious competative play. The space marine ones are better and can combat squad as well.
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I have a unit of bikes, but if you play competitively don't bother. Sure the're fast, have lots of options etc. but they are expensive (points wise) and don't have many of the bonuses loyalists have (scoring units with a biker captain for example).
Simply put, after 5th where Troops rule the universe, there's usually no place for very expensive bikers. The cost for the Icons is crazy too. Whoever decided to make Icons with fix prices, instead of Marks with a cost for each model is ~~~~~~~~ mad. 3 Bikers with 2x MG and the IoN, yeh right. So much for fluff. The current codex really doesn't encourage to play Chaoswise, we just play as a SMurf varient army with a few Obliterators and Defilers.
I love bikes and have loads. They get used a bit in Apocalypse games sometimes. Mainly they gather dust.