Wednesday, 10 November 2010

That's a spicy meatbaal!

(With apologies for the pun)

After struggling to assert my 1000pt Blood Angel against two very strong Space Wolf lists last week at the Club, and after discussing the games with my two opponents afterwards I've come up with a somewhat drastic departure from how I would typically build a list and I've scaled it up to 1750pts as well to see how it goes at a full tourney. I may take it to the FBO or save it for Caledonian Uprising where Special Characters are not allowed.

Anyway, on with the 1000pt List:

HQ
Librarian
Unleash Rage, Shield of Sanguinius
Honour Guard
(5) 2x Meltagun, Power Sword, Jump Packs

TROOPS
Tactical Squad
(10) Flamer, Missile Launcher, Power Weapon; Rhino
Tactical Squad
(10) Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Combi-Melta; Rhino

FAST ATTACK
Baal Predator
Flamestorm Cannon
Baal Predator
Flamestorm Cannon


The idea is that at the start of turn 1 my Baals are in your face (sorry, I couldn't resist). You can't really ignore two smoked, fast moving Flamestorm Cannons unless you're totally meched and if you are then these guys are probably outflanking... maybe. Whatever the Baals are doing, the Honour Guard are advancing behind my Rhinos up the middle ready to pick a fight and the two missile launcher combat squads hang back and try to crack a transport early doors.

The problem here is that you may only have a maximum of 4 vehicles otherwise I think a Furioso in a Drop Pod would be replacing the Honour Guard to support my Baal alpha-strike. Which brings me on to the 1750pt list:

HQ
Librarian
Epistolary, Unleash Rage, Might of Heroes
Honour Guard
(5) 2x Meltagun, Power Sword, Jump Packs

ELITE
Furioso Dreadnought
Blood Talons, Heavy Flamer, Extra Armour; Drop Pod
Sanguinary Priest

TROOPS
Assault Squad
(10) Flamer, Flamer, Sgt. w. Power Fist; Land Raider Redeemer w. Multi Melta & Extra Armour
Tactical Squad
(10) Melatgun, Missile Launcher, Combi-Melta; Rhino
Tactical Squad
(10) Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Combi-Melta; Rhino

FAST ATTACK
Baal Predator
Flamestorm Cannon, Dozer Blade
Baal Predator
Flamestorm Cannon, Dozer Blade

Here we have a 2 Baal and Furioso Drop Pod Alpha Wave, next comes my Assault Squad in their Land Raider along with the Libby and Sang Priest to beef them up a bit. They're flanked by the Tac Squads in their Rhinos, I could combat squad these guys depending on the situation. Lastly the Honour Guard squad, I have options here, they can advance behind the LR and Rhinos as a counter-punch unit or they can deep strike in support of the alpha strike unit, I like to have options :)

1 comment:

  1. Love that list Andy. Think it really plays to BA strengths.

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