Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Bloody Vikings!

In my research for this topic title I reminded myself of an old comedy sketch which, I had forgotten, contained a large amount of Vikings (and an old woman) in a Café – this revelation took me somewhere I never expected to go but I think it’s worth sharing because I think it solves one of the great mysteries of 40k. Now you’ll have to bear with me here because I’m going to take a few sideways steps, remember we started off with a bunch of Vikings in a Café, Gav frequently refers to his Space Wolves as Space Vikings and, indeed the fluff and feel of the army fully supports this so I think we can all agree that there is a strong link between Space Wolves and Vikings. Further to this we all know that GW enjoy slipping Monty Python references into their games, for example the Holy Hand Grenade of Antiok (Codex: Black Templars), this gives us a link between GW and Monty Python. Well my hat’s off to GW for this reference, it’s as subtle as it is clever, but if you remember at the start of this post I mentioned an old comedy sketch featuring a chorus of Vikings in a Café with an old woman, said sketch was written and performed by the aforementioned Monty Python crew so it is now clear to me why no self-respecting Space Wolf fluff-junkie would ever leave home without being laden down with an inordinate amount of SPAM, lovely SPAM, wonderful SPAM; SPAM – SPAM – SPAM – SPAM! From now on Space Wolves shall be referred to (by me) as “those bloody Vikings”!

In the spirit of spam, I have tried to write a spammy Blood Angel List that I might enjoy playing, so here it is, let me know what you think:

Librarian – 100
Unleash Rage, Shield of Sanguinius

Librarian – 125
Bike, Blood Lance, Sanguine Sword

Sanguinary Priests – 100

Assault Squad – 165
(5) Meltagun; Razoback Twin Linked Assault Cannon

Assault Squad – 180
(5) Meltagun, Lighting Claw; Razoback Twin Linked Assault Cannon

Assault Squad – 170
(5) Lighting Claw; Razoback Twin Linked Assault Cannon

Assault Squad – 155
(5) Razoback Twin Linked Lascannon

Land Speeder Typhoon - 180
(2) Heavy Bolter, Typhoon Missile Launcher

Baal Predator – 115
Twin Linked Assault Cannon

Attack Bikes – 100
(2) Multi Meltas

Rifleman Dreadnought - 120
2x Twin Linked Autocannon

Rifleman Dreadnought - 120
2x Twin Linked Autocannon

Rifleman Dreadnought - 120
2x Twin Linked Autocannon

Total - 1750

Basically you have a strong backfield of long range fire power in the Rifleman Dreads, the Land Speeder Typhoons and the Lascannon Razorback. In the midfield you have three Assault Cannon toting Razorbacks with the Sanguinary Priests and the basic Librarian who give them a bit of a cover save and a more bite in assault. Then up front you have the Attack Bikes, with the bike mounted Librarian and the (scouting) Baal Predator which can both threaten heavy armour early in the game.

Although this list goes against my propensity for featuring massively tooled up units I think it could be pretty successful, it satisfies my need to have some form of anti-AV14 suicide unit, the core of the troops are flexible and can shoot and assault, at least, reasonably well, I’ve got my beloved Typhoons and Rifleman Dread in there and all in all I think it would be a fun list to play

-- Andy, posting on the go.

1 comment:

  1. "We've got spam, eggs, chips and spam. That's not got much spam in it."

    That's it Andy, join the dark side...


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