Monday, December 13, 2010

2k Blood Angel's Dreadbash w/Mech Crazy


So I finally have a breather at work and in the great white north currently. I also can’t seem to focus on what type of army I currently want to build. I’ve got the go ahead from the wife to build a brand new 2,000pt army of some type for this year. And currently one of the option I’m considering is expanding my DIY chapter and adding some BA elements.

Now I cruise the internet looking for ideas and inspiration and came across an article/forum entry over on Stelek’s http://yesthetruthhurts.com/forum/blood-angels/dc-dreadbash/ and felt like this could be fun. So I designed my own version of a dreadbash that will hopefully have everything I need to be able to compete but I’m not totally sure how to scale it down to 1,850 (though the easiest would be to drop Meph and turn him into a standard libby). So here we go J
HQ

Mephiston-250

Elite

Furioso Dreadnought-125

Furioso Dreadnought-125

Troop

10 Death Company-290
Rhino(50), Power Weapon (15), Power Fist (25)

DC Dreadnought-125
Blood Talons

DC Dreadnought-125
Blood Talons

5 Assault Marines-130
Melta Gun, Razorback

5 Assault Marines-125
Flamer, Razorback

Fast Attack

Baal Predator-115
TL-Assault Cannon

Baal Predator-115
TL-Assault Cannon

Baal Predator-115
TL-Assault Cannon

Heavy Support

Dreadnought-120
2xTL-Auto Cannon

Dreadnought-120
2xTL-Auto Cannon


Dreadnought-120
2xTL-Auto Cannon


So you’ve got some decent long ranged anti-transport firepower. Some horde/MEQ squad killers in the form of the DC dreads. A scary fire and forget missile that you launch toward the enemy lines and force them to deal with in the form of the regular Death Company. It is a little light on scoring troops but I figure I can play it well enough to keep a couple marines alive with all the threats on the table. Mephi is there because he’s a scary bastard that throws a lot of people off their game. The Baal’s provide some excellent firepower, mobile cover, and an ability to chew thru high AV at range. I’m torn on giving talons to the Furioso’s as I think I’d like it more but it limits them in tank hunting. So…Thoughts?

4 comments:

Brent said...

It's funny, but I've decided my next tournament list will be a Blood Angels Dread-Bash variant! It's cool to see how others are approaching the build.

I can't decide if I want to go conversion crazy or just use the stock models.

thebestbrownone said...

Hey Brad it's Nick if you don't remember

I've given the army thoughts myself honestly. For 1850 I did something simillar but cut all of the baals which admitedly are nice to have around.

My list at 1850 was

Reclusiarch 100
1 Furioso- blood talons 125
2 Libby Furiosos- not blood talons with wings and shield 350
2 Death Company Furiosos- blood talons 250
10 Death Company 200
Land Raider- multi melta 260
2 5 man assault squad with melta guns 220
2 rhinos 30
3 Regular multi melta fist dreads 315

8 dreads 1 land raider full of death company and chaplain and 2 scoring rhinos bunkers.

I might build this up for the next GT I go to just for shits.

Hulksmash said...

Great minds think alike fella's :)

@Brent

Mine are going to have to be mildly converted as they'll either be an extension of my current marines or I'll make them Iron Hands for the fluffy factor. I'm kinda excited that I don't have to go to crazy with this army compared to some of my others.

@Nick

How could I forget you Nick :) But seriously I like the list. I'm just not sold on the Libby Dreads, especially without extra armor. I like them and considered it when I was tweaking but just can't find it in me. I vote build it! You comin to Adepticon bud?

thebestbrownone said...

Libby dreads with extra armor sound like a really good idea lol. Wish I could find the points. I just like the idea of casting shield to help save the rest of my other dreads while flying up at full speed. Kind of like putting a big red target on things that arent the blood talon dreads. Those really mess stuff up.

I was thinking of making mine a pure death company army. Like flesh tearer style, but all death company scheme.

Sadly I wont be heading up to adepticon since schools probably getting in the way. And even more sadly Mike decided to schedule the Nova Open on my girl firends birthday, so no Nova open :(. On the bright side the invitational is that Friday so I should be able to get to that lol. Hopefully I'll se you somewhere on teh circuit this year.

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