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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Alpha Legion: More Sternguard lists...

I really meant to do this about three days after the last one...but I got distracted.  To make things worse, my SM Codex is AWOL, and, although I think I know where it is, I can't get it for several hours, and really want to get on with this, especially given the three day delay in posts (though, on the other hand, I like to space my posts out a bit since most of you don't read every day...)


Anyway, here are three BA variants - admittedly, i don't think BA fit the Alpha Legion as well as the other Codexes - I can't see Legionnaires losing their temper is ways that could be fluffily compared to Red Thirst...but I suppose they could always be pretending to BE Blood Angels as some nefarious scheme to discredit the Chapter...

BAlpha Drop List...

Librarian;
Blood Lance, Fear of the Darkness - 100


Librarian;
Blood Lance, Fear of the Darkness - 100

Sternguard;
5 Combi-Meltas, Drop Pod [Locator Beacon] - 195

Sternguard;
5 Combi-Meltas, Drop Pod [Locator Beacon] - 195

Sanguinary Priests;
Sang Priest: Combi-Melta
Sang Priest: Combi-Melta.  - 120

Assault Squad;
+5 men, 2 Meltaguns, Infernus pistol, Power Fist, Drop Pod - 250

Assault Squad;
+5 men, 2 Meltaguns, Infernus pistol, Power Fist, Drop Pod - 250

Assault Squad;
+5 men, 2 Meltaguns, Infernus pistol, Power Fist, Drop Pod - 250

Land Speeder Squadron;
Land Speeder: Heavy Flamer, Multi-Melta
Land Speeder: Heavy Flamer, Multi-Melta - 140

Land Speeder Squadron;
Land Speeder: Heavy Flamer, Multi-Melta
Land Speeder: Heavy Flamer, Multi-Melta - 140

NOTE: That's 1740, and I quite like that, tbh.  Not awesome, but decent.  Certainly better than most Drop Lists!

Honour Guard:
Drop Pod [Locator Beacon] 3 Meltaguns, 2 Flamers, 3 Storm Shields.  - 260

Now, I KNOW, even number of Drop Pods.  I dunno, I figured the HG were kinda worth it?  Remember, you still have the other reserve rolls anyway, so it's not a HUGE deal, and it gives you three real beater units Turn one instead of two beaters and a RAS. Ideally, it would have had a ten-strong DC and 2 DC Dreads...but *shrug*.

Okay, now the same Codex, but in Fast Rhinos.

Assault Squad;
+5 men, 2 Meltaguns, Infernus pistol, Power Fist, Rhino - 265

Assault Squad;
+5 men, 2 Meltaguns, Infernus pistol, Power Fist, Rhino - 265

Assault Squad;
+5 men, 2 Meltaguns, Infernus pistol, Power Fist, Rhino - 265

Assault Squad;
+5 men, 2 Meltaguns, Infernus pistol, Power Fist, Rhino - 265

Pretty much the same Troops.  No choice, tbh.

Next, two Stern units, same as above, but we only need 4 Meltas.

Sternguard;
4 Combi-Meltas, Rhino - 195

Sternguard;
4 Combi-Meltas, Rhino - 195

No need for Chalices this time...even though Corby could've been great without that nerf.  :(

We have no ranged support, though we already have 6 Fast Rhinos.  Let's get some Devs.  They aren't Fangs, but they will have to do.

10 Devastators;
4 Missile Launchers - 210

10 Devastators;
4 Missile Launchers - 210

We can't afford another, sadly.  So, HQ...we have 130 points, and that equals...

Captain; Thunder Hammer - 130

Nah, just kidding.

Librarian [Shield of Sanguinius, Blood Lance] - 100

So let's go back and equip those Sternguard (who have nothing extra) with Heavy Flamers, as we have no Templates in the list.  Spare points may as well go to Searchlights.

Finally, a Razor variant allows us to get those much desired Flamers into the list, but of course there are several other Razorback turrets arguably as good, if not even better!  As a result, we need to provide some nifty supporting fire with this list.  There are really three ways to do it - Devs in Rhinos, though only 2 can shot out, Auto-Las Preds, and Typhoons.  Ideally, we will use more than one of these - so let's try for 2 Auto-Las, and 3 solo Typhoons.

Land Speeder Squadron:
Land Speeder Typhoon - 90

Land Speeder Squadron:
Land Speeder Typhoon - 90

Land Speeder Squadron:
Land Speeder Typhoon - 90

Predator;
Autocannon, Lascannons - 135

Predator;
Autocannon, Lascannons - 135

Okay, so now we go for the Troops...

Assault Squad;
Meltagun, Infernus Pistol, Razorback [Heavy Flamer] - 145

Assault Squad;
Meltagun, Infernus Pistol, Razorback [Heavy Flamer] - 145

Assault Squad;
Meltagun, Infernus Pistol, Razorback [Heavy Flamer] - 145

Assault Squad;
Meltagun, Infernus Pistol, Razorback [Heavy Flamer] - 145

We need a little more fire support, I think, but are all-but out of heavy slots...Sternguard!

Sternguard;
2 Multi-Meltas, Rhino - 185

Sternguard;
2 Multi-Meltas, Rhino - 185

Sternguard;
2 Multi-Meltas, Rhino - 185

I WAS going to go for the conventional dual-Missile out the top hatch shenanigans - but then I figured that dual-melta bunkers would be tremendous.  So good, in fact, that there might as well be a fourth...

Devastator Squad;
2 Multi-Meltas, Rhino - 160

Much more cost-effective, too - though the Sternguard also have the opportunity to fire Hellfire or Kraken out the top (or one of the shit ammo types...)  Somehow, without any conscious effort on my part, this list is exactly 1750 this far - and now it's time for HQ, having used everything but them and 2 Troops choices.

Librarian [Shield of Sanguinius, AN. OTHER*] - 100

Take two of those bad boys, add a sprinkling of H-K Missiles (the Sternguard Rhinos and the Preds, IMO) or put some Combi-Flamers in the Sternguard, and Combi-weapons on the Libbies (who ride with the Devs, most likely) and it's a wrap.  A very tasty wrap, with exotic sounding ingredients, and at just that perfect temperature where it's nice and hot but not burning the tongue.

* - This could really be any power - you WANT Living Lightning, of course, but it's not an option...I think I'd have FotD to be honest.  The 24" range would be the kicker - though the average of 4d6 MAY be enough for you to warrant Lance, it wouldn't work with my dice.  :-(

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