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Hey there, i recently used a small squad of Chaos Bikers & i just wanted to know, does anyone else use Chaos Bikers, are they any good to take & what is the best way to equip them? any & all help is well appreciated thanx.
p.s sorry i did try to advance search for any related but my computer just wouldn't go through with search!
Chaos bikes are overpriced. Just compare the points that regular marines pay for their bikes and weep. However equipping them with 2 meltas and using them in small units for tank hunting can work. Icons look tempting but they should only be used on 5 or more bikes which we have seen are too many points befroe you start.
Basicly 10 CSM in a rhino with 2 meltas and a PF can do anything bikes can do and more.
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I use bikes once in a while in friendly games. I use them in small squads, from 3 to 5, with either 2 meltas or in my plague army: MoN, 2 plasmas, and champ with plasma pistol. Yes they are insanely expensive and u can have other units fill the roll but it mixs up things from the common lists. Plus they take shooting away from my rhinos. In competitive play I would never use em but playing with buddies its a nice way to draw some fire and cause some worry for enemy vehicles or armoured units.
yeah they are a bit pricey but i mainly play 'friendly games' & i wanted to see how they were & also use them as a distraction unit to draw fire away from other important units/vehicles lol, so 3-5 in a squad is good & what about with melta's & any of the other marks? thanx again
Meltas are definitely the way to go for bikes, only reason I use plasma is cuz it goes with my plasma spam army. As for marks its really depends on the role u want em to fill. U said u want em to be a distraction unit then I'd throw MoN or MoT on em, makes them a lil tougher to kill. And run em a tank hunting unit. Though u can never go wrong with the chaos glory icon if points are slim. My bike unit for 1k of nurgle plasma goodness is:
3x bikers, Champ with plasma pistol, two plasmas, and MoN
Expensive yes, but T6 is hard to get a wound on from anything strength 6 and under. Though they still can be insta-deaded. Anyways hope this helps, and good luck.
yeah it does... a lot thanx for the info
I use 4-5 nurgle bikes with flamers to take out the annoyance units with low armor/T.
I used to be a bike-fan and was happy when the Turbo-boost rules saw the light of day. However, as has been pointed out already, Chaos bikers are too overpriced for what they do. As one who owns 10 of them, I regularly try to fit them in. They usually are a mobile reserve to assist in assaults, and last turn objective contesters (thanks to the turbo boost).
Equipped with 2 flamers, they become terror for low-armor-cover-hugging troops. With 2 meltas, you can create a high-priority threat to which your opponent MUST react, meaning they draw fire which could have been used elsewhere with greater effect.
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Yeah that would be another way to equip them, with flamers to combat low toughness units hiding in or behind cover as for the plasma, i'm not really keen on taking plasma i have bad luck (i mean... really bad luck) lol ALWAYS (without fail) rolling 1's to hit & then 1's for my armour save & ending with a dead marine lol
Sorry for the double post but is it better to equip the Chaos Bikers with the MoN or with the MoT? thanx... again