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I 've just started playing blood angels and I'm not sure what to get first. i've already got a chaplain and a couple of tac squads with rhinos but I got 150 dollars to burn so I thinking of getting a termie squad is this a good choice?
Get the death company, probably the best hth space marine troops to offer - id buy 8-10 death company sm. Id only take terminators in large games (1500pts +). Blood angels are all about cc, and the death company give your PLENTY of cc. Put the chaplin in the death company and maybe add an additional Hq choice (chaplin or commander). Get some assault marines as well, about 5-10, depending on how much youve got left.
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Don't get the termie squad, termies are a point sink for blood angels, if you are looking to get assault cannons pick up some baal preds, if you want CC grab some scouts...they have 2 attacks, furious charge, infiltrate, and are very inexpensive. Also they often can attack mostly unmolested because people think that it is more important to shoot at DC (suckers) than at things that will actually kill them.
Some people don't like it, but if you have three small tac squads (no rhinos) with lascannons for anit vehicle, and three full scout squads, and a chappy for the death company, you have a lot of guys, a few las cannons, and some speed to get around the board and chop guys down. (*that is probably just over a thousand points)
Just make sure that you don't leave your all your scouts out to dry as they need the charge to really take people down.
Ok. Scout squads are very effective in BA. grab 10, + vet sarge w/ powerfist and thats only 158 points i think. Squads of 6 with Las plas combo are also good. they add to the death company, and can anti tank for you. Never take a dev squad. you dont want to waste those 4 heavy weaps. Take veichles for heavy weapons. A chaplain is a good place to start for a hq. because of the death company.
Okay this is my list
chaplain w/ death company
might of heroes
8 bolt pistol CCW
vet sarge w/pw bolt pistol
mounted in rhino
6 bolt pistol CCw
vet sarge w/pw bolt pistol
7 bolt pistolCCw
vet sarge w/ pw bolt pistol
4 missile launchers
I dont like this list. the small assault squads will be destroyed easily. IMO asssault squads are only worth taking if they are 8-10 man.
The small dev squad is bad. Just take another tak squad.
I think you should get your hands on a Baal. Myself I've got two of them. And of course, get some DC models with jump packs (totally worth the points - no points at all!). You should also get some scouts and maybe a dred.....a las/mis dred that is.....or just las.
I'm going to put the librarian in the assault squad so thier both 8 man
Sounds like an idea - with might of heroes or veil of time that's where he belong. But you should seriously start thinking about starting an honour guard for him, that way you can get almost anything you need to the squad...
You should probably post this in the army list section,you will get more help there.
Anyway ill tell ya what i think of the listNothing wrong here,nice work but i don't think you will need the melta bombs.Your Death Company powerfists can take care of tanks just fine.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingHmmm i don't like this.I think in 1500 points its best to just stick with the death company.These points could be better spent on buying assault troops in your assault squads or a full maxed out scout squad as bonjordo suggested,they rock on,they are really strong.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingNot too bad of a choice.Provides some decent anti-tank support.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingI don't like rhinos at all so i suggest you ditch them,drop pods are better.Pretty nice squad although i like powerfists on sergeant so they pack a real nasty punch and can engage and damge high toughness targets.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingDon't like this at all.I mean you will most probably loose a marine to Death Company,so that will leave you with 2 normal marines and the HB marine.Easy pickings for the enemy and then you gice them 80 VPs just like that.For 80 points instead you could buy a landspeeder tornado with a HB & and AC.And is is fast and will most probably go very unnoticed due to your enemy most probably devoting their firepower into the Death Company and your assault squads.Worth thinking about.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingToo small squad size,need to bump them up by 2 marines atleast.Apart from that good anti-tank squad i dont think the plasma gun is neccasary seeing as you wont be getting too close to the enemy and you wont be in range most of the time.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingBump it up! You need more marines to allow you to take casualites going into combat and still be able to hit nice and strong when you eventually reach it.I always like 10 men strong,but i think 8 is the bare minimum,no less! Thats an order comrad! :lol:Originally Posted by Mephiston the king
Also give the sergeant a powerfist.Same as above.Also plasma pistols are an idea.They are very nice at soffening up the target before yu charge,especially if its tough and the bolt pistols wont do much.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingPretty nice although i just prefer my small tac squads with lascannons and sit back and take shots,find it works nicely for me.Originally Posted by Mephiston the kingBig no no! Well for me anyway.I dont like to spend 200 points into a squad and run the risk of them blood raging and then not being able to shoot.But if i cant sway you on it and you really want these guys you definately need to bump the numbers up to 8 marines and 4 of them having ML'sOriginally Posted by Mephiston the king
From what i see you need more assaulting power and you need to adjust your shooting units abit as well.
I suggest you get some scouts! Whoa! Blood Angles scouts are totally awesome.
Also Baal predators are a thing to seriously think about.They are such an awesome piece of machinary.They provide so much firepower and dramatically thin out your opponents numbers and weaken them for your assaults.Plus they can move up with the rest of your army and still fire all its weapons.Baals are just awesome,you gotta at least try em.
Hope i helped,atleast abit