Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
I really like bikes and wanted to field some in my Blood Angels army but was debating if they would be any good if so would 2 plasma guns, 1 plasma pistol be the best bet for upgrades?
Bikes scream melta guns to me. They are one of the few things that can close into range well enough to use them effectively, and they kill regular infantry pretty well. With a plasma gun, you get overheat problems, no overkills on t4 models, and you cant hurt a land raider.
With meltas, you lose a shot, but your guys are safe, they obliterate HQs, and you have the chances to really destroy walkers/heavy vehicles.
Remember, shooting 5 times with a gets hot weapon a turn, you are going to roll a few 1s. and you are going to roll a few 2s afterwards. i wouldnt risk losing a 35 point model just because your dice just decide to be total dicks.
bikes can really throw a beating. so go for it. me i go with meltas and a multi-melta for attack bike.
I am an Indestructible master of War.
Bikes are pretty good at higher point values. Say 1500+
I only say this because assault marines are troops and you need troops to win games. Bikes are cool and all but expensive. Also I prefer using Land Speeders for multi melta support. Bikes can do the job but to me they're too hybrid for my liking. More often than not a lot of shots are wasted on a target that can't be affected by bolters and they're only somewhat viable in melee.
They are fun to zip around though I'll give them that.
i don't know, i was always under the impression that if you want bikes why not go for land speeders then?
FOR THE GREAT SANGUINIUS AND THE EMPEROR....red and black all the way.
Theme song for the Death Company. "Gory Gory" By the men of Easy company, 101st Airborne, 506.
I have been destroying with a combination of bikers and grey knights. Here is why, I think.
1- My models shoot 2x as much as a marine, given the storm bolters and absurdly easy to get into rapid fire range/twin linkage on bikes
2- I get either 2x the firepower or 2x the mobility for 1.5 times the price. Sure, a well placed battle cannon is just bad for me, but I always abuse the turbo boosters and keep my knights in land raiders. When your guys are expensive, you get defensive.
as long as you keep your guys safe, don't charge into a fight you can't win, and completely unload your guns on anything in range you should be fine with a large biker army. your wallet, however, will HATE YOU.
Continueing on from Spiketrap, a bike army can be expensive. Check out the Ravenwing box set. Six bikes, an attack bike and a land speeder at a decent discount. All the Dark angel bits could be incinerated by the death company.
I would also agree with all the other posters, leave the plasma at home and go melta weapons, with power fists for your bike sergeants
p.s. Is it Blood and dark angels who dont get on ? or Wolves and one of these two ? I'm a codex chapter and cant remember. Sorry for the digression.
Last edited by praxis; July 23rd, 2009 at 06:58. Reason: Too early in the day to know what i'm talking about
Jager bombs. Very efficient at wiping out friend or foe.