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Well, after reading my old 3rd edition SM codex I had the interest to go back and collect BA again. However, I realised many things have changed in the 4th edition and I still dont have the rulebook nor the codex yet (No GW in china, have to mail order).
So my Q is:
How do you effectively use BA?
All help appreiciated!!!! :yes:
P.S. I will get the rulebook and codex ASAP so plz dont nag me bout it!
Too bad, I guess no one wants to help
BA work best when geared towards close combat as that what they excel at, they can be shooty like any other SM list but its CC where they really outperform other marines (furious charge, hmmm).
Avoid taking terminators as there is nothing worse than having your expensive models go to the death company.
I personally think death company work best with jump packs as that makes them more resilient than rhinos and they are dead nasty in CC.
You're a great man the outsider
I try my best
I meant to add, I would get a Baal predator as they are awesom tanks now that assault cannons have rending, it will own hordes and marines all at the same time.
well actually that's a kinda un-answerable question. What works for me may not work for u and vice versa, and anyway there are many ways to effectively use Blood Angels.
For example, u can do what outsider suggested - CC based. Death Company, Assault squads, Honour Guard, CC Scouts...
Or u can go for a more balanced army, with shooty min/max Tac squads to draw DC from and some vehicles as fire support.
Or u can go the Assault Cannon frenzy route - BA have the Baal Predator, arguably one of the best tanks SM have. Throw in LSTs and u can shoot apart just about any infantry unit u come across.
Or u might not like any of these and go for a personal playing style which is just as effective.
So u see, how to effectively use BA is a question that only u urself can answer.
Hope i helped.
another great man u are chickenpowder
Hes really not :tongue:Originally Posted by loserman
Anyway, with BA, take lots of jump pack troops for cc, since rhino rush was nuked. Make sure to take at least one chaplain. Like other SM armies anything with an assault cannon is a good choice. Personally I dont like the Baal tank that much cos of its sponson weapons (heavy flamer iirc)
On the subject of DC ALWAYS take them as jump troops. Rhinos suck now and if the DC numbers more than 10 and you chose to take them with a rhino, theyre going to be footslogging. And you dont want that
One of my mates uses his patented BA bomb (lots of jump pack troops DSing) to great effect, so thats a tactic to consider too
Yeah but honour guard cost a bucket load of points, but you can make a supreme assault squad.
Generally avoid honour guard unless yuo play 2000 points as they cost so much.
P.S not to be picky loserman but if you told us your preferred playing style we probably could be more spcicfic, at the moment its just general.
And yes, all of us at LO are legends
Impending slaughter, youre also a great man so no need to be jealous :tongue:
Anyway outsider, the thing is I havent touched SM for a long time and I just dont know how to play them again. So what Im looking for now is how to effectively use BA and then decide and adapt my strats and style