Thursday, 29 December 2011
Blood Angels Relaunch
Back from Christmas and ready for some 40K? Me too...
Necrons are out and people are slowly but surely coming to appreciate their strengths and their weaknesses. They are my favourite army at the minute, but they have a long way to go to prove they are the toughest new kid on the block.
All the time I am discovering more weakenesses and army builds that they are incredible susceptible to.
Which leads me into today... Necrons are my current tournament army, or rather...I am playing them at the Caledonian Uprising tournament in January..
But part of my hobby has been and always will be boredom, or short attention span...whichever you choose. So over the last week or so, whilst munching away on all the wonderful Christmas food I have been having dreams.
Dreams of a golden figure, heroic and awe insiring, mighty spread wings flared into the light.. the Sanguinor!
It may coincide with receiving the model for Christmas stocking filler...
So I thought about putting together a BA Jumper army for 1850 to playtest against the Necrons. Part of a playtet gauntlet if you will.
I recalled and old Goatboy list (I think) that he called Super Friends or some crap.. Sanguinor and Mephiston. Sounds good no?
2 x 10 Assault Marines w. 2 Melta, Sergeant - LC and SS
2 x 10 Assault Marines w 2 Melta, Sergeant - PFist (1 w Combat Shield)
3 x Priests, 1 x LC, 2 x Melta JPs
1 x Priest - LC and Melta JP
And that is 1850!
Its great fun.
I played versus Bringer's IG that he is taking to Caledonian in one of the missions, and took the fight to him big time.
I sacrificed Mephiston to draw major fire and movement over to the left flank and then swept the army on to the right.
They then walked through the army smashing crap all the way...S5 marines across the board with Sanguinor's Fervour (+1A) makes a massive difference..remember how alot of DE players use Hellions with FC and +1S from Drugs to multcharge and rape vehicles? Yeah, same principle.
Plus melta..that helps too! lol.
Favourite thing? Sanguinors Blessing - either a LC/SS troop killer or a PFist powerhouse is going to get WS5, I5, A3, W2, plus Fervour and FC/FNP...wonderful.
Got a game against my own Necrons (Stargazer ran them - back from Uni for a while) and the Sanguinor had been assaulted by 2 x 7 strong Scarab swarms, lost his army and had taken a wound, so the Sergeant Sanguinor had blessed fell back from the frontline push and swept in to his aid, ultimately killing the Scarabs and freeing the Sanguinor.. It was epic and very cool. Prolly much better than I have just written.
Onto Necrons and BA.. Necrons were literally just swept from the board in furious charges and their Gauss and Tesla had almost no effect on the marines, 3+ and FNP is just too good when you are firing AP-..even wounding on 2's and getting 6-8 hits per vehicle simply could not produce enough weight of fire.
I know that the army has enough firepower to kill Termies - even with FNP (smaller squads, more concentrated fire), but I am seriously worried about taking out massed FNP marines.. Mephiston was taken care of by Mindshackles and Warscythe lord, Sanguinor was rendered ineffectual by Scarabs.. that's all fine, but then regular marines (well, fucking crazy BA) just walked through the rest of the army.
How is it best to take out all those pain-insensitive marines? I clearly need to take control of my army to face off with these guys.. How are any of you Necrons out there getting on versus this kind of BA list?
As for a 'relaunch' - I am in the process of painting up the last few models for this BA army and it will be my go to force for when I am bored of the Crons...keep both fresh and fun..