Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pedro and Co.



So, as I searched for my classic list, I also did a bit of cleaning and found my Best Overall plaque from the Arkham Insanity tournament. I was reminded of the fun I had using my Pedro and friends list. I have decided to make that list function competitively and effectively.

As I contemplate the use of Sternguard in lists, I have run across several different forms of utilization for these veterans. How would you (the readers) use Sternguard in your lists?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chain Quest for the List(s)

So, as my few readers have seen, I have been cranking out many different lists and codexes for the past couple weeks. From these brainstormings, I have made a second order decision (a decision about how to make decisions) concerning the codexes and lists.

I will write a 2,000 point list from each of the Power Armor codexes (Grey Knights too! Eventually. I have a lot of shooty terminators I will likely never use. They will make excellent GK Terminators, with the halberds of course)

The Space Marine codex will be the basis for my more fluffy rendition of the Shadow Guard. Interestingly enough, I got the name Shadow Guard from a 3.5 DND Supplement, where the Shadow Guard where the secret organization that the Church of Pelor used to smite evil and destroy opponents of the church. So, I thought I would make the chapter into just that: Religious Radicals bent on the destruction of their opponents.

So far, my dual land raider list seems like a good choice. Lots of holy fire and invincible warriors of the God Emperor. Any suggestions or changes to it to be more competitive? (Keeping to the holy fire/holy warrior idea. Redeemers aren't necessary, but two Land Raiders is just plain fun.) 
http://rarkthorshold.blogspot.com/2011/06/2000-vulkan-dual-raider.html

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2,000 Sup Njal 2.0

Saint Omerville commented on the few number of troop choices in my original posted list. So, I added in two more.

Njal-245

Rune Priest-110
Meltabomb, Combi-Melta
Powers-Living Lightning, Tempest Wrath

Rune Priest-110
Combi-Melta, Wolf Tail Talisman
Powers-Living Lightning, Storm Caller

5 Wolf Scouts-85
Meltagun

5 Wolf Guard-205
5 Combi-Meltas, 4 Power Fists

8 Grey Hunters-150
Wolf Standard, Meltagun, Mark of the Wulfen
Drop Pod-35

7 Grey Hunters-130
Wolf Standard, Meltagun
Rhino-35

7 Grey Hunters-130
Wolf Standard, Meltagun
Rhino-35

7 Grey Hunters-130
Wolf Standard, Meltagun
Rhino-35

5 Grey Hunters-75
Flamer
Rhino-35

5 Grey Hunters-75
Flamer
Rhino-35

5 Long Fangs-115
4 Missile Launchers

5 Long Fangs-115
4 Missile Launchers

5 Long Fangs-115
4 Missile Launchers

With the addition of the two Grey Hunter packs and the Rune Priests shooting lightning across the map out of the Rhino, I think I found my list. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

2,000 Sup Njal

Njal- 270
Terminator Armor

5 Wolf scouts-85
Meltagun

5 Wolf scouts-85
Meltagun

4 Wolf Guard-172
4 Combi-Meltas, 4 Power Fists

7 Grey Hunters-120
Wolf Standard, meltagun
Drop Pod-35

9 Grey Hunters-165
Wolf Standard, Meltagun, Mark of the Wulfen
Rhino-35

9 Grey Hunters-165
Wolf Standard, Meltagun, Mark of the Wulfen
Rhino-35

9 Grey Hunters-165
Wolf Standard, Meltagun, Mark of the Wulfen
Rhino-35

Thunderwolf Calvary-105
Power Fist, Storm Shield

Thunderwolf Calvary-105
Power Fist, Storm Shield

6 Long Fangs-140
5 Missile Launchers

6 Long Fangs-140
5 Missile Launchers

6 Long Fangs-140
5 Missile Launchers

Plan are simple: Dominate Midfield

Sunday, June 12, 2011

2,000 Ragnar's Spear

Ragnar Blackmane-240

Rune Priest-120
Chooser of the Slain, Wolf Tooth Necklace
Psychic Powers: Living Lightning, Storm Caller

8 Wolf Guard-270
4 Combi-Meltas, 2 Wolf Claws, 2 Power Fists
Drop Pod-35

5 Wolf Scouts-85
Meltagun

5 Wolf Scouts-85
Meltagun

10 Grey Hunters-165
2 Melta-guns, Wolf Standard
Drop Pod-35

10 Grey Hunters-165
2 Melta-guns, Wolf Standard
Drop Pod-35

10 Grey Hunters-170
2 Plasma Guns, Wolf Standard 
Drop Pod-35

10 Grey Hunters-170
2 Plasma Guns, Wolf Standard
Drop Pod-35

5 Long Fangs-115
4 Missile Launchers

5 Long Fangs-115
4 Missile Launchers

5 Long Fangs-115
4 Missile Launchers

Looks simple enough to me. Ragnar and his Guard with 2 of the Grey Hunters (melta or plasma depending on the opponent) drop in turn 1 and light shit up, with 12 Missiles firing down field. Turn 2 massive assaulting and wolf scouts appear to bolster the fight, while more missiles fire.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2,000 Khan +Tigirius

Khan-160

Tigirius-230

Rifleman Dreadnought-125

Rifleman Dreadnought-125

10 Assault Terminators-400
6 TH/SS, 4 LC

4 5 Man Tactical Squads
3 with Combi-meltas
4 Las/Plas Razorbacks

Land Speeder Typhoon-90

Land Speeder Typhoon-90

Land Speeder Typhoon-90

Outflanking Razorbacks, Speeders flying, Teleporting Terminators, and the Dreadnoughts moving and shooting.

2,000 Cato Marines

Cato Sicarius-200

Librarian-125
Terminator Armor

10 Assault Terminators-400
2 LC, 8 TH/SS

10 Sternguard-325
4 Combi-Melta, 2 Heavy Flamers
Drop Pod

10 Tactical Marines- 235
Meltagun, Multi-Melta, Combi-Melta, Teleport Homer
Rhino

10 Tactical Marines-225
Combi-Melta, Meltagun, Multi-Melta, Meltabombs
Drop Pod

10 Tactical Marines-220
Meltagun, Lascannon
Drop Pod

Predator-85
Heavy Bolters

Predator-85
Heavy Bolters

Thunderfire Cannon-100

This list requires some explanation. Cato gives the Rhino scout, moving forward 12 and popping smoke. On my turn the terminators Gate over to the teleport homer and move wayyy across the board into the enemies face. Along with them are the tactical squads and the Sternguard, meltaguns blazing. The tacs with the lascannon sit in the back, shooting down the drop pod where they please sans passengers. Preds and thunderfire cannon throw fire down-field, while having some distinct survivability.

Thanks Leigh for the suggestion. It plays very similarly to my Pedro Marines list, but much more aggressively. It also removes several of the negatives of the pedro list aka stubborn.

Thoughts?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2,000 Mech Angels 2.0

Sanguinor-275

Librarian-100
Sword and Shield

5 Tactical Marines-115
Combi-Melta, Power Sword
Razorback-90
Las/Plas

5 Tactical Marines-115
Combi-Melta, Power Sword
Razorback-90
Las/Plas

8 Assault Marines-189
Meltagun, Lightning Claw
Rhino-15

8 Assault Marines-189
Meltagun, Lightning Claw
Rhino-15

5 Assault Marines-100
Razorback-55
Las/Plas

Furioso Dreadnought-175
Librarian- Wings, Blood Lance

Furioso Dreadnought-175
Librarian- Wings, Blood Lance

Predator-100
Heavy Bolters

Predator-100
Heavy Bolters

2 Sanguinary Priests-100

I moved around some of the combi-meltas, putting them onto the tactical Sergeants instead of the Priests. This will give all of my squads some meltagun threat. In addition, I was able to give each of the Sergeants a special CCW so the Sanguinor's blessing would actually matter (minus the Librarian Squad, but that's ok considering the Librarian with Sword can fight fairly well.) 

Duality, mobility and resilience. I love this list.

2,000 Mech Angels

Sanguinor-275

Libarian-110
Shield, Rage, Combi-Melta

5 Tactical Marines-105
Combi-Melta, Meltabombs
Razorback-90
Twin-Linked Lascannon

5 Tactical Marines-105
Combi-Melta, Meltabombs
Razorback-90
Twin-Linked Lascannon

9 Assault Marines-197
Meltagun, Lightning Claw Sarg
Rhino-15

9 Assault Marines-197
Meltagun, Lightning Claw Sarg
Rhino-15

5 Assault Marines-110
Meltagun
Razorback-20
Heavy Bolter Sponsons

Furioso Dreadnought-175
Librarian
Wings, Blood Lance

Furioso Dreadnought-175
Librarian
Wings, Blood Lance

2 Sanguinary Priests-120
2 Combi-Meltas

Predator-100
Heavy Bolters

Predator-100
Heavy Bolters

The Librarian goes into the Heavy Bolter Razorback throwing up Shield to give that first turn protection. The Sanguinor hides behind the wall of mech and flies in to support assaults and give +1 attack. It can also put out a pretty effective amount of firepower, but it still has 40 FNP and Furious Charge marines with melta out the ass.

Thoughts?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Open Letter to Games Workshop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isXNJMhBteY&feature=player_embedded

Too bad politicians don't give speeches like this...

1500 Blood Angels (League List)

Giving this list a whirl: 

Mephiston-250

2 Sanguinary Priests-150
Combi-Melta, Lightning Claw

Furioso Librarian Dreadnought-175
Wings, Blood Lance

Furioso Librarian Dreadnought-175
Wings, Blood Lance

9 Assault Marines-242
Meltagun, Infernus Pistol and Power Fist Sergeant with Meltabombs
Rhino

9 Assault Marines-242
Meltagun, Infernus Pistol and Power Fist Sergeant with Meltabombs
Rhino

10 Tactical Marines-265
Meltagun, Multi-Melta, Combi-Melta Power Fist Sergeant
Rhino

Rarkthor's Classic List

So, I played a brief (very brief) game of 40k last night with my buddy Leigh. Turns out, he has no issues with Land Raiders :P .

During the conversation that inevitably takes place while gaming, he used the phrase "My Classic List." At first, I chuckled as I thought of other classics and the phrase itself. As I thought further, I realized that I don't really have a classic list.

I have been playing for quite a while now, and I wonder why I have yet to find my classic list. Maybe I am not looking in the right places. Or the right books. Or the right models. I am unsure of why I have yet to find it, but I am embarking on a quest to do so.



Perhaps this is a search for the holy grail, but for me, the journey is half the fun. I expect many losses and crazy lists, but I will find the list I love and beat ass with.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

2500 Vulkan Dual Land Raider

This is the 2500 version (See previous post).

Vulkan 190

Master of the Forge-100

10 Space Marines-220
Meltagun, Multi-melta, Combi-Melta
Rhino

10 Space Marines-220
Meltagun, Multi-Melta, Combi-Melta, Meltabombs
Rhino

10 Assault Terminators-400
Thunder Hammer Storm Shield
Land Raider Redeemer-250
Multi-Melta

Ironclad Dreadnought-180
Heavy Flamer, Drop Pod

Ironclad Dreadnought-180
Heavy Flamer, Drop Pod

Land Speeder-70
Multi-Melta Heavy Flamer

Land Speeder-70
Multi-Melta, Heavy Flamer

Land Speeder-70
Multi-Melta, Heavy Flamer

Land Raider Redeemer-250

Vindicator-115

Ironclad Dreadnought-180 (Counts as Heavy)
Heavy Flamer, Drop Pod

2000 Vulkan Dual Raider

My friend Leigh wanted to run a test game versus a Land Raider list with his infamous Mech Marines. Here is the 2,000 List. I have a 2500 list to be posted shortly. 

Vulkan 190

Librarian 140
Null Zone, Avenger, Terminator Armor with Storm Shield

10 Space Marines-220
Meltagun, Multi-melta, Combi-Melta
Rhino

10 Space Marines-220
Meltagun, Multi-Melta, Combi-Melta, Meltabombs
Rhino

10 Assault Terminators-400
Thunder Hammer Storm Shield
Land Raider Redeemer-250
Multi-Melta

Land Speeder-70
Multi-Melta Heavy Flamer

Land Speeder-70
Multi-Melta, Heavy Flamer

Land Speeder-70
Multi-Melta, Heavy Flamer

Land Raider Redeemer-250
Multi-Melta

Vindicator-115