Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Raven Guard list

I’ve been thinking about the Vanguard Vets. Some comments suggested a reworking of their load out.

I’m not a “maths guy”, but I’ve done my best! The conclusion I’ve reached is that the load out I have is probably the most effective. I think it balances survivability, flexibility and efficiency reasonably well, while at the same time being pretty hard hitting. Other combinations (power mace, axes, melta bombs) just didn’t feel right. I have however made one change to the Vets, and some consequential changes to the rest of the list.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Further Raven Guard List Analysis

So I need to come to some sort of conclusion on the changes I plan to make on my list after the LVO and DM3. I also plan to reply to the really interesting comments by Jjpwyrm in this post.

As mentioned in my last post the main issues I found with the list were problems with flyers, problems with intercepting Tau, and fragility of the vanguard. I concluded that there was little I could do about flyers, adding in a grav centurion squad might work versus intercepting Tau, and trying to squeeze in 3 more Vanguard would allow me to combat squad one of the units creating a naked 5 man unit who could eat over watch.

So, after long hours with battle scribe, I’ve come up with a couple of options.

Raven Guard List

I think the list worked really well. Being able to get the alpha strike off reliably, whether I go first or second, and not needing to worry about getting seized on, is huge. All I sacrifice for it was 2 land speeder storms, and 2 Multi Meltas. Swapping out the Assault Squad for a bike squad is an improvement. Having a fast OB Sec unit is great, and with the Techmarine and the Chaplin, it’s no slouch in combat against anything short of a dedicated combat unit. And making the Techmarine the Warlord, give me a re-eoll on the Strategic Objective table, which is the only one worth taking with this list IMO.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Dark Millennium 3

I know, I know, 3 posts in as many days –what the hell’s going on – well, I’m loving playing 40k again!

Just back from another weekend Tourney – Dark Millennium 3, run by a good friend. This is the 3rd year it’s run, and we had over 30 people at the weekend. Six gamers at 1,850pts, using the ETC missions and FAQ. A great weekend.

I took a variation of the list I used at the LVO.

LVO 2016 Games

The list I took was a variation of the Raven Guard List I played at Cally.

Talon Strike Force

Battel Demi-Company

Chaplin

Tac Squad, melta, combi melta, Drop Pod, Locator Beacon
Tac Squad, melta, combi melta, Drop Pod, Locator Beacon
Tac Squad, melta, combi melta, Drop Pod, Locator Beacon

Assault Squad, 2 flamers, Drop Pod, Locator Beacon

Dev Squad, Drop Pod, Locator Beacon

Shadowstrike Kill Team

5 Scouts, CCW, Land Speeder Storm, Multi Melta
5 Scouts, CCW, Land Speeder Storm, Multi Melta
5 Scouts, Bolters, Land Speeder Storm, Multi Melta
5 Scouts, Bolters, Land Speeder Storm, Multi Melta

7 Vanguard, 2 Storm Shields, 2 Bolt Pistol and CCW, 3 Power Fist + Lightening Claw
7 Vanguard, 2 Storm Shields, 2 Bolt Pistol and CCW, 3 Power Fist + Lightening Claw
7 Vanguard, 2 Storm Shields, 2 Bolt Pistol and CCW, 3 Power Fist + Lightening Claw

I’ve discussed the thinking behind the list in previous posts. The Vanguard can pull off a devastating alpha strike, and the deployment, and tactical flexibility it gives you is fantastic.

Monday, 22 February 2016

LVO 2016 Review

I’ve just about recovered from the Jet Lag caused by my trip to the LVO, so I thought I would post up a few thoughts. I’ll do it in three instalments – general review of the trip and the tournament, a (very) brief report on my games, and a list review.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Help with LVO List

Help!

In just over a week I fly to Vegas for the LVO ….. and I still haven’t’ decided on my list! Or rather I haven’t decided on the detail of the list. I know I’m taking Raven Guard, and I know I’m taking a Shadowstirke Kill Team. But what else?