The weekend will feature 3 games, each with unique rules and objectives. I will be using Codex: Blood Angels to represent my forces - one of the rules is that no 'special characters' are allowed. So for me, this gives me the challenge without using the normal mainstays of Dante and Lemartes!
I'm going to dip into something I haven't done thus far; that of army lists. When first coming up with the design concept of the Blog, I had a good look around some of the 40k fansites already up and running. A pretty high proportion of them were focused on tactics and army lists, obviously written by people who spent a great deal of time playing games and so knew their stuff! For someone who plays a casual game once every two weeks (if I'm lucky!), I thought I should leave this aspect of the game to the experts, as it were, and focus instead on the background and modelling of (specifically) the Great Crusade.
But, it looks like events have forced my hand and, can of Heinz-brand worms infront of me, I must reach for the opener! So without further ado, here is my army list for the first of the 3 games, known as 'Dead by Dawn' (a 1000pt game). This game features the following Caveats:
- No special or named characters.
- Normal force organisation chart.
- The entire game is set during night fighting rules.
- An objective on each players side, the claiming of which will give victory.
- The game will almost certainly be against Imperial Guard (representing the human defenders).
|D. Company (berserkers||3 free DC, 6x J. Packs,||120|
|Tactical Squad x 10||190|
|Flamer, M. Launcher, razorback|
|(with E. Armour, Multi melta)||85|
|Assault Squad x 5||140|
|Veteran A. Squad x 7||200|
|P. Fist, Combat shield x5, p.pistol,|
|p.weapon, melta gun (free Rhino)||90|
I figure that the night fighting rules will give me a big advantage. My transports will speed forward, with the jump pack troops moving up behind. Then they'll roar and charge into combat, and hopefully kill everything :)
My thoughts on tactics haven't gone beyond this so far. I've got a number of points left to spend, which at the moment I'm leaning towards spending on melta bombs to take out the armour I'm undoubtably going to encounter.
Any thoughts on the army list and/or tactics would be greatly appreciated! :)