FOR THE EMPEROR, again
Posted by Corelin
Pretty sure I’ve used that title before. Getting back into 40k. Currently it seems like the Dark Angels I’ve been fiddling with for a while will be fun. Getting used to detachments will take time, and currently I have a big enough grey horde to make Leman Russ jealous, but I think I can manage that.
Also working on D’s Eldar. We have her up to around 1k points. Almost exactly 1k actually and with a pretty clear path to 2k. It’s interesting and educational to see how things look from the standpoint of another codex. It’s also eye opening to realize just how glaring many weaknesses are. Try finding anti-air in a Dark Angels list. Eldar may not be great but they at least have a little. DA? Woof. Monstrous creatures? Does a Land Raider count? Not saying DA is weak, it has a lot of 2+, great bikes. Really great bikes. REALLY REALLY great bikes. And T5 is pretty good in the current meta.
So I’m going to try to necro this blog with a bit more hobby flair. Alternating between a meta/battle report post, a hobby post, and some fluff fiction fun from my battle company. And I need VERY little in the way of additional troops to get the whole battle company on the field. Mostly assault marines. I think I’m 15 assault marines and 4 heavy weapons from having a full battle company; but which one do I make.
So, 3rd or 5th? I can do 5th very easily just doing the slash across the shoulder plate and knee pads, but with my planned lists almost always having (very, very good) bikes, and terminators… It’ll be nice to have all the colors mixed in on my tac squads. So…. probably doing 5th. Still leaving 3rd open as an option though.
One of the things I like about the detachments is it lets you take org charts like that one above, and put it into an actual army list. I can build a Lion’s Blade Demi Company that splits a Battle Company right down the middle. Double up on that, add a Ravenwing support team to one half, a Deathwing support detachment to the other and you have a REALLY fun, neat army that has a full battle company at its core. So right now I’m looking at that. Here’s the list I’m looking at now. Priorities are: Transport for the 3rd tac squad, possible weapons changes for the termies.