Saturday, May 28, 2011

For Vengeance! for Sanguinius!


Hey all, Moros here...

I think I might have wargaming ADD, yes I have started up another army and guess what it is! Blood Angels!

This will be my third army and I am very excited for them! I decided that I've had enough chaos and I wanted to run a loyalist force. I also wanted to have something that I had more confidence in gameplay wise. Tzeentch themed CSMs and Khorne themed Daemons are extremely fun and have their place, but it was time to stop beating my head against a wall and wake up. They just don't have the options needed in the current 40k environment to be strong.

I am by no means done with my other armies, I still play them all the time down at the club and for pick-up games at my house. Don't hesitate to call them out if you're interested in running your lists against them. They both provide different challenges to armies and are a very good way to test to see if your force can handle various enemy threats. I am also willing to loan them out at Lancashire Wargaming's 40k day if you don't have an army to play and want to learn!

So now, onto the space vampires! The Noble Blood Angels! I looked into pretty much all the armies out there before I decided on Blood Angels. I think the only thing I didn't consider was eldar and crons... because... well... they just don't fit my style.

My style is fast, in your face, combat... I learned this when playing as my Khorne daemons. And this fits the Blood Angels extremely well. They are a very mobile and close range centered army. But they retain tons of options when it comes to deployment, transports, units, and combat strategy. Taking this into consideration I delved into blogs and articles all over the net learning the different types of Blood Angels armies and it pretty much came down to 3 types for me; Full Mech (All infantry riding in vehicles with the vehicles doing pretty much most of the work), Decent of Angels (All jump pack infantry arriving via deepstrike and utilizing the decent of angels rule to deliever melta and melee!), and finally Hybrid (Its both mech and jump... duh!)

I tested lots of lists and did much planning and talking with my fellow generals about the best way to deliver a strong army without doing a copy paste of an internet list. I settled on the Blood Angels Hybrid style. The main reason was because of the options that I can have and the adaptability to any situation that it offers.


Here is my 2k Blood Angels Hybrid List -

HQ - 100

Librarian - 100
+Shield
+SanguinSword
+Bolt Pistol

Elites - 180

2x Sanguinary Priests - 180
+2x Jumppacks
+2x Power weapons
+2x Bolt Pistols

Sanguinary Guard - 260
+Chapter Banner
+ 3x Infernus Pistol

Troops - 1020

RAS - 180
+Meltagun
+Infernus Pistol
+Las/Plas

RAS - 180
+Meltagun
+Infernus Pistol
+Las/Plas

RAS - 180
+Meltagun
+Infernus Pistol
+Las/Plas

Assault Squad - 240
+5x Marines
+2x Meltaguns
+Thunderhammer

Assault Squad - 240
+5x Marines
+2x Meltaguns
+Thunderhammer

Fast - 440

Baal Predator - 145
+TL Assault Cannon
+Heavy Bolter Sponsons

Baal Predator - 145
+TL Assault Cannon
+Heavy Bolter Sponsons

Baal Predator - 145
+TL Assault Cannon
+Heavy Bolter Sponsons

Total - 2000


There are still some things I might tweak, like dropping some infernus pistols here and there and picking up this and that, but that is the basic idea and what I will be using to start my Blood Angels 2nd Company army!

I have aquired all the modesl for this venture and have started assembling! Be on the look out for WIP shots and battle reports coming soon!

2 comments:

  1. hrm.. i thought you had 2x libbys in this list. i guess not, i guess you just had him riding in a Razorback with a RAS squad. man, i dunno, i like the idea of having 2x libbys for maximum hood range and to run with your sang guard or something. might be an alternate to consider...

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  2. Yeah points were an issue tho to get the squads I felt I needed. I tried not using the Sang Guard a few times but it just didn't have the synergy without them.

    They pack a mean punch and are adept at delivering it right where its needed.

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