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I know there are probably a bunch of these starting up since the update came out.
Here's my version. I'm curious to see if you guys think this will work? What weaknesses do you see? I think it's low on figures, but everything in the codex is high priced. The bonus, is you get an additional assault force really cheap (draws fire) and most of our guys can really hustle across the table (hopefully they'll only get shot for 2turns and then we assault.
I see it being really effective agains Chaos, and most marine armies that I've seen. I'm a little worried about tau (only played them twice and they whooped me but that was with my footslogger space wolves) I think the added movement and jumppacks may help me match the tau jump packs and superior firing power. Necrons could cause some problems too. Because of the high cost of troops, I didn't have points for melta bombs or a lot of power fists. I'm hoping the Rending will help out from the Death Company and the rerollable to hit and to wound on the Chaplain supported lightning claws will help as well.
Baal Predator extra armor, TwLinked Assault Cannon, Heavy Bolter sponsoons
Devastator (10) 4xMissle Launchers
Tactical Squad (10) 1x meltagun, Lascannon
Assault Squad (5) VetSgt (PwFist, melta bombs)
Honor Squad (5) SanguinaryPriest, PwFist, meltagun
Veteran Assault Squad ( Lightning Claw pair, PwWeapon, meltagun
Veteran Assault Squad ( Lightning Claw pair, meltagun
Death Company (7) JumpPack Rending Attacks
I've got 2 small and 3 medium sized assault squads as well as some fire support from the Baal Predator (fluffy too) and the missile launchers and lascannon
I haven't played the new BA list much, but it seems like the tac squad is going to be mostly useless. Sure, you get a decently ranged lascannon shot, but it's costing you ~200 pts. Can you fit a Rhino in for those guys? That way they'll be right up in the front with your assualt squads. Other than that, this looks like a good list. You might get better advice from someone who's used the list more, though.
well, I could drop the tact squad down to 5 men and stick them in a Razorback. That would almost be the same. Almost all the units are expensive though, I figured with a 10 man unit they would last a bit longer. I haven't ever gone without a lasweapon of some sort before, I don't know how much it would effect my game. I've added quite a few str8 weapons to the list (nearly double what I normally run in my other army) so I don't know if the numbers will outweigh the lack of a str 9 weapon. I figured with such an assaulty force, I could get close and use my meltaguns.
The other concern was financially having this many assault groups is expenisive. I already have models for tact squads, but buying 25+assault troops is expensive.
I know what you mean about the money factor. If you have the models, I'd give it a test run with the 5 man Razor squad. That may be not very survivable, as you said. You could try to fit a las on the Razorback too. I'd try both ways and see what works best.
You could try it out on VASSAL. :ninja: