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About to build up a themed list that contains nothing but bikes with the possible exception for 'flying' bikes, 2000 points and maybe even 2500. It's about looking cool on the table and not winning with the added bonus that I can use those bikes to a lesser degree in future games. Wazdakka is a given as is the Biker WB with troop biker nobz, so the big questions are...
A 2nd Elite Nob biker unit?
6,7, or 8 Nobz?
6,7, or 8 Warbikerz?
*6-8 includes the painboy or pk nob
My favorite 'bike' setup includes either flying bikes or rokkit buggies, and also 2 units of grots. Yes, I know grots don't exactly fit the theme, but they're invaluable for sitting on objectives.
I'd use Wazzdakka, a warboss on a bike, 1 unit of nob bikers (6-8 w/2-3 powerklaws, painboy, cybork bodies, waaaugh banner, bosspole, and combi-skorchas on the nobz with powerklaws), 3-4 units of warbikers (5-6 w/nob, powerklaw, and bosspole), 1-2 units of 16-19 grots, 1-3 units of either rokkit buggies or deffkoptas, and big gunz kannons.
Why the kannons? Because they're cheap! ^_^
If you don't have points for the kannons, then feel free to drop them. But trust me on the grots.
If the whole point is 'nothing but bikes' then you have the following choices: (And they aren't really choices since you pretty much must have them!)
Warboss on bike
Nobz on bikes
At 2500 points you'll need mulitple Nobz squads. I pointed out a list and can fill out six troop slots with warbikes and three fast attack slots with warbikes and still have room for multiple Nobz squads. The number of bikes in a unit is variable of course.
I think Deffkoptas are a viable and realistic option for the fast attack slots, keeping with the theme of the army and avoiding confusion over which units are troops and which are fast attack.
two HQ choices, those are obvious
Elites = Nobz on bikes
Troops = Warbikers
Fast Attack = Deffkoptas (to keep the roles straight)
Heavy Support = NOTHING!
That's kind of the way I look at it.
Can bikes take objectives? I thought it was infantry only... or maby its just one of my gaming group's extreme ideas to make the game unplayable.
Troops are the only ones that can hold objectives and wazdakka makes your warbikers troops
Dreads made "Troops" by a Mek can't score iirc the limitation is non-vehicle Troops.
It's a little confusing, but the bottom line is everything that isn't a vehicle is usually considered infantry. Bikes are considered 'bike infantry', so yes, they can claim objectives as long as they're a troop choice.