Sorry, it's been a bit quiet over here the last few days. I wish I had some awesome excuse, but the truth is that I've been a bit lazy and have been desperately trying to make heads or tails of the new Blood Angels codex. It looks fun, don't get me wrong, but it contains a mind-numbing variety of options and plays a lot differently than the Dark Angels that I (unfortunately) have some experience with.
Speaking of Dark Angels, I'm embarking on a project to use those models again. This project will involve:
- Dipping them headfirst into a vat of simple green while cackling like a mad scientist.
- Repainting them Red
- Buying them some new friends
Problem is, as I explained earlier, I don't know what to make of the new fucking book. I know I like it, but I'm at a loss as to what my BA list is going to look like. I want to develop a list that scales at 1750 and 2000 points levels. The only thing that I do know is that I want run 6 Predators. This will most likely be 3x Dakka Predators and 3x Flamestorm/HB Baals. Beyond that I'm at a loss. Well, actually, I'm at a loss even within that. I'm pretty set on the Baals, but still undecided as to whether Lascannons are needed on the other Predators. That will depend largely on how my troops shake out, I suppose.
So what does the rest look like? Been debating the troops selection with a friend over Google talk, but we are sort of undecided on what compliments the Predator Blitzkrieg best. I think we'll see a lot of internet Zombies out there trying to do this list with Lasplas Razorbacks, but I feel like that's somewhat gimping. You're paying extra for a fast vehicle, but taking a weapons config that punishes you for moving. I understand that the extra gun makes it harder to kill, but I don't like the reduction in firepower. I have a feeling that vanilla marines and spacewolves (especially SW) can do this army better. I'm not completely against Razorbacks in my list, but I think that TL heavy Flamer or TL Lascannon would be best.
Well then, if it's not Razorbacks, what then? I'm sort of liking the potential alphastrike of 6 fast heavy tanks paired with Melta toting jump squads or drop pods. Rhinos full of melta toting assault marines seem like a good Idea as well. At least everything would arrive at the same time there. ...and fuck, that doesn't even cover HQ. What the hell am I going to do?