I’ve always fancied a biker army – the idea of zooming around, hitting hard and running away appeals (it’s the Tau player in me!), but I’ve never played one. However, when the Stormtalon came out I thought that this would be a cool combo with a bike army, and when bikes (arguably) got a bit of a boost in 6th, I though – why not?
So an order placed with “Gifts for Geeks” (appropriate don’t you think!), and some furious painting while on holiday for the last 2 weeks and I’m almost there.
The core list is this
Captain on Bike with Artificer Armour, Power Fist and lightening claw.
Command Squad - 2 with Storm Shields and Lightening Claws, 2 with power lances and power axes, and an apothecary.
Bike Squad 1 – 5 bikes and a MM attack bike, 2 bikes with plasma guns and a combi plasma on the sarg.
Bike Squad 2 – same as above
Bike squad 3 – Same as above but swapping melta for the plasma
Stormtalons x2 with Typhoon missile launchers
Should be about 1500pts or so.
At higher points levels I’m thinking about 2 options, first Tau allies, and second, BA allies.
For Tau I’m thinking of bringing a commander and 2 bodyguards in deathrain configuration (TL Missile Pods) with drones and a black sun filter, a squad of 3 elite deathrains with drones and black sun filters, and the obligators fire warrior squad. My thinking is that this will give some pretty effective ranged fire support for the bikes, while giving me a scoring deck chair squad in the fire warriors.
For BA, I’m thinking of dropping the command squad and bringing in a Stormraven full of Death Company with a DC Dreadnaught.