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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BA Dread Pods @ 2k


This list I worked with GWvsJohn who wanted Seth in it, so if you want Seth in your list you can easily modify this list to put Seth in. So this list is based around good SM podding where you can either Pod infantry or Dreads in first and then support your army with the rest later. Because BA have more options open to them for Dreads and better close in Marines (through ASM, FNP & FC). So let's see what we can put together.

HQ -
Libby w/Blood Lance, Might of Heroes
Honor Guard w/3x meltagun, TH, Drop Pod

Elites -
Sanguinary Priest

Dreadnought Libby w/Blood Lance, Might of Heroes, Drop Pod w/Locator

Dreadnought Libby w/Blood Lance, Might of Heroes, Drop Pod w/Locator

Troops -
10x ASM w/2x meltagun, PFist, Drop Pod

9x ASM w/meltagun, infernous pistol, PFist, Drop Pod

10x Death Company w/TH, Drop Pod

Death Company Dreadnought w/Drop Pod

Death Company Dreadnought w/Drop Pod

Heavy Support -
Dreadnought w/MM, Heavy Flamer, Drop Pod

Totals: 1997 pts
Infantry: 36
Tanks: 9 Pods and 5 Walkers
So every unit is capable of anti-tank and the Libby Dreads + HG/Libby can really plaster some hurt into tanks w/Blood Lance. Otherwise you've got some excellent CC power across the board where your torrent comes in with enough FNP/FC bubbles to cover the 3 units which need it. I'm not a fan of DC but they give access to DC Dreads and since our Furiosos are Libbys we want those blood talons!
To get Seth, drop the Sang Priest, put the 9 man ASM back to full strength w/o pistol and then play around with the HG to make them a bit more combat oriented. I think this list is better than your Tac/Dread Vanilla Pods as you have more anti-tank and combat ability for the lack of midfield staying presence (Tacs compared to ASM) but your Marines are tougher thanks to FNP/FC bubbles.

8 pinkments:

Chumbalaya said...

Looks nifty, but like any Pod army the lack of long range fire and potential to get out-alpha striked by reserves or DoA/Spore Pods can be a problem.

Still, it'd be hard to put down 5 Dreads and 36 marines with FNP.

Tynskel said...

This could fix those issues:

HQ
Reclusiarch

ELITES
2 Priests
Furioso w/Magna Grapple, Ex Armor, Hv Flamer
Drop Pod
Furioso Libby, Blood Lance, Might of Heros
Drop Pod

TROOPS
Assault Squad
10 Marines, 2 Meltaguns, Powerfist
Drop Pod
Tactical Squad
10 Marines, Power Weapon, Flamer, Hv Bolter
Drop Pod
Death Company
7 Marines, 2 Power Weapons, Powerfist
Drop Pod
Death Company Furioso with Blood Talons
Drop Pod

Hv SUPPORT
Dreadnought
2 Autocannons
Drop Pod
Dreadnought
2 Autocannons
Drop Pod
Devastator Squad
8 Marines, 3 Missile Launchers
Drop Pod

Kirby said...

http://kirbysblog-ic.blogspot.com/2010/12/blood-angels-drop-dreads-re-visited.html

Updated version.

Tynskel said...

well, the new list still didn't address the concern for range.

I know you are aware the autocannon dreads can do (I have seen your 6 dread autocannon lists), but I think Blood Angels dreads with autocannons supported by FNP Devastators is pretty rockin'.

Tynskel said...

I went to 'Ard Boyz twice with Drop Pod Blood Angels. The difference between then and now is that the Blood Angels now have some serious long range firepower in the hv support that can Deep Strike and stupid expensive.

Tynskel said...

*err not be stupid expensive

Kirby said...

A drop pod list doesn't really have range issues though. With mobile MMs and/or Rifledreads, you put a lot of pressure on your opponent early and basically force them into reserve. From there only hyper fast skimmer armies (DE/Eldar) are a pain but you have mobile MMs which they both hate.

Scott R said...

Love your blog, hate this list.

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