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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blood Angels 2k List Summary

Here's a list of the 2k lists I've posted, all I seem to do lately is these. Some of them came from requests and some are just concepts I thought should be put out there. Had a request to put them all in once place (even though they are all on the front page atm I think) and will see if I can sticky this at all [which I did]. I'll update this as I add new lists.



Mech - As stated, not the most competitive but it should be easy for me to convert my my reg Marines into this cheaply for a different army style. 6 Preds is certainly viable and replacing the Dreads w/Preds and making the ASM less min-maxed can make a more solid midfield list though be wary of side shots on your Preds. When you play Preds like this think of your BA as mini-Eldar w/SM statlines. Mech BA is different from Mech SM and Mech SW.

Rhino Mech - This was done for a request. Not my favorite of lists but for anyone wanting to throw lots of Marines out of Rhinos w/FNP/FC in homage to the old bum rushing of Rhinos, this is for you.

6 Pred Mech - A lot of variations possible off this one but utilising the Preds as gunboats and the core as melta in midfield and using Rhinos to defend your FNP marines. There is also a 6 Pred Hybrid list here though I'm not a fan of hybrid and it was done on request.

Jumpers - A unqiue list to BA as they are the only ones who can pull it off. They do not auto-lose to mech as some might have you believe and can be very flavorfull for any Jump Fluff bunnies. Lynchpin is the Vanguard. Not many changes you can make here other than wargear swaps.

Stormravens - Not mine but Stelek's @ 2.5k. Nothing really needs to be changed so didn't bother posting my own. For 2k, drop a Raven, DH IST, Deathwinds on Pods & a Dread. 2k on the dot though I think it works better @ 2.5k

Dual Termies - Done better by Vanilla but plays a bit differently so if you prefer this flavor, go for it. Your midfield and suppression fire is a bit worse but your combat potential is a lot better. I'd still recommend sticking with Vanilla or Vulkan Termies as their list is just more balanced.

Dread Pods - Here's a list that I think BA does better than Vanilla. They have more options in Dreads which gives the list more flexibility. Whilst the Marine wave is less of a midfield presence they are more durable through FNP/FC bubbles and obviously better at combat and anti-tank on the drop.

Blood Rodeo - Another list unique to BA which I think works very well though idk if the BA fluff would like it *shrug*. Like all biker and jumper lists MCs and Dreads are the lists biggest worry (alongside DS defense + mystics) though with the speed and amount of melta/pfists, you should be able to pick your battles. I think this is my favorite BA list so far.

18 pinkments:

Chumbalaya said...

Look at you, doing stuff, making everybody else look bad.

John Laubersheimer said...

Actually, that mech list is almost exactly what I was looking for. Looks like Project Quick Rick is closer to becoming a reality. God, I love the internet.

Any thing I should consider when ditching the HS dreads for Predators?

MagicJuggler said...

Blood Rodeo looks pretty mean; I take the Bike Squads are mostly fire support for your Assault Squads?

Kirby said...

You'd have to re-work the list a bit John, you could arguably drop them all to Preds and then put an ASM squad in a Pod and run them behind the Preds or pod them in later. Otherwise need to make a different list there.

Been playing with jumper and Blood Rodeo lists, Rodeo had a draw to an SW list (tempest = evil) though I should of lost so just thinking of changes I could apply there. Thoughts would be good there. Vanguard are an option but @ 2k...not sure.

The_King_Elessar said...

I'm of the opinion that even one squad of VV would make a significant difference...

Anonymous said...

Do you think a BA rhino rush list would be any good? I have like 7 rhinos (painted red even!) but no razorbacks. I know you said it is more efficient to use your speed to move away from the enemy instead of towards them, making the razorbacks more efficient, but is there NO way to make it work well?

Chumbalaya said...

Dropping 40 FNP marines in somebody's face is always bad for them. Rhino rush could work, just add ranged support (Rifleman Dreads, Typhoons, Preds, etc).

It would be kinda like IG Chimelta Vets, lots of mobile units with melta firing out of top hatches. BA give up the heavy weapons on their tank for extra movement and a huge buff in survivability and CC damage.

Kirby said...

As Chum says, you have the advent of dropping a lot of FNP marines into your opponent's face or bunkering up and using your speed to your advantage. Again though because you are generally using ASM over Tacticals, you lose a bit of midfield shooting which comes back through your improved assaults.

If you want to e-mail a request I can pull something together for a RHino based BA list.

Any ideas for the VV TKE? I find dropping too many bikes makes it far too weak and might as well just run a Jumper list. Shall see. The Fast'N'Slow might just be better off with Vanilla marines.

The_King_Elessar said...

When (IF!) I get it to squeeze into those shorts (comfy and easy to wear!) you'll be the first to know Kirbs! :)

Kirby said...

What shorts?

Surreptitious Muffin said...

Has anyone else noticed that this was posted from the future? That's some trippy shit man.

The_King_Elessar said...

It's a metaphor.

For getting the list to work as suggested. lol

Mobious said...

Well Kirby is from Australia. Their timezone is two days ahead, that is why he knows more than most.

Surreptitious Muffin said...

Wait. I'm in New Zealand. I'm an hour ahead of Kirby. That means I'm the wisest person here! Bow down mortals!

Kirby said...

I like Mobious =D. And Muffin, we all know Kiwis are just fruits!

Surreptitious Muffin said...

We prefer the word Queer.

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Has anyone else noticed that this continues to have been posted from the future? As in, it was posted on the 15th but now that the 15th has passed it was posted on the 17th. Something very odd is going on...

The_King_Elessar said...

Some of my draft posts are from a year in the future...possibly because that's when I'll get around to finishing them.

Kirby said...

There no more topping the charts you kiwi :p

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