Friday, 3 May 2013

Defending my Crown

The Nerd Garage has begun to once again shake with the sounds of warfare. In the wake of the last campaign, it became clear that the First, the Sons of the Lion, were victorious in conflict, bringing honour and redemption onto their very souls. However, new and dire threats have emerged in the Coventrius sector. Reports of unidentified, bestial Space Marines in allegiance with the xeno Tau. The broken Alpha Legion renewing themselves for battle, their command structure allowing them to evolve and infiltrate planet after planet. A splinter of Hive Fleet Behemoth, having not fed for two hundred years, awakening and beginning to consume...and in the midst of this carnage and mayhem, the Dark Angels resolutely and staunchly protecting the Imperium, following their own, mysterious objectives.

So, in real terms, after setting the scene, the Nerd League Round Two is beginning! There's been new lists written, and a burning need to wipe out some debts. We're following the same format as last time, whereby we all play each other once, keeping it nice and simple and meaning we don't overplay our armies. 

This time Danny K has gone for Tau with Space Wolf allies, Pootank has gone for Tyranids, Gandy is going with Chaos Marines and I have gone with Dark Angels. Three out of four of us are sticking with the same type of army, however these leagues are great for learning what ticks and what doesn't in our gaming group, and helps to get our armies lean and mean.

So, I've come up with what I think is a very different type of list for this round. I've gone Deathwing heavy, while having a solid amount of Greenwing Support. The Standard of Devastation is there to make my bolter units absolutely fearsome to face, while the small Ravenwing element is there to get the Deathwing down safe, and to hopefully melta a tank or two in the face. As for the Deathwing Knights, well, they're just cool and I really want to see what they can do. The only obvious weakness to me is a lack of transports for my scoring units, meaning they'll need to make sure they move towards objectives, losing some of that glorious Salvo 4. 

Anyways...the list!

1500 Pts - Dark Angels Roster

HQ: Librarian - 100 pts
Terminator Armour; Force Axe, Auspex

Deathwing Command Squad - 320 pts
4 Deathwing Command Squad - Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield x1, Cyclone Missile Launcher, Standard of Devastation
1 Deathwing Champion 

Elite: Deathwing Knights - 235 pts
4 Deathwing Knights
1 Knight Master

Elite: Deathwing Terminator Squad - 250 pts
4 Deathwing Terminator Squad - Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield x1, Cyclone Missile Launcher
1 Deathwing Terminator Sergeant

Troops: Tactical Squad -170 pts
9 Tactical Squad - Plasma gun, Plasma Cannon
1 Sergeant 

Troops: Tactical Squad -170 pts
9 Tactical Squad - Plasma gun, Plasma Cannon
1 Sergeant 

Troops: Tactical Squad - 90 pts
 4 Tactical Squad - Lascannon
1 Sergeant

Fast Attack: Ravenwing Attack Squadron - 164 pts
4 Ravenwing Bikers - Meltagun x2
1 Ravenwing Sergeant - Combi-Meltagun

I'd really like some C+C for this as although it feels fairly solid, more advice is always welcome!

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