Going into the final week of an escalation month (next month is all ITC 1850) I have built the final version of my BA/SW Deathstar list.
What can I say? I find that if you are going to play assault, what you need is SPEED. That is where the Ork bike list is at it's best...run forward and then punch you in the face.
In order to do that with something else I needed a fast, hard-hitting unit. There simply are not many of them, but in this case I found that Thunderwolves do the trick.
But you can't get FNP from the Space Wolf codex.
In comes Blood Angels.
I've shown my Sanguinary Priest and Librarian on bikes. Dante is a LoW but is absolutely worth every bit of it..he's a pure beast. If I can get The Quickening off he is potentially I9 with 9 attacks on the charge at S7/AP2. what?
I add in a liberal use of Drop Pods to make sure I can get objectives and/or get some decent shooting where I need it and away we go!
So here it is:
Primary: Combined Arms.
HQ: Sanguinary Priest (91). Bike, Auspex, Bolt Pistol, Meltabombs
HQ: Librarian (110): Bike, level 2
Troop: 10 Tactical Marines (205)
Melta, combi-melta, heavy flamer, drop pod
Troop: 10 Tactical Marines (210)
Plasma, combi-plasma,heavy flamer, drop pod
Elite: 5 Sternguard (185)
3x Combi-flamer, heavy flamer, drop pod
Fast: 4 Bikes (124)
Combi-Grav, 2x Grav gun
Fast: RAS (100)
LoW: Dante (220)
HQ: Wolf Lord (215)
Thunderwolf mount, runic armor, storm shield, power fist
Troops 10 Grey Hunters (215)
2x meltagun, ccw, drop pod
Fast: 5 Thunderwolves (325)
5x Storm Shield, 2x Power Fist.
That's 4 drop pods, 3 with ObSec, and the Deathstar running at you full speed. 3++/5+ FNP!
I was originally going to do flyers (like 2 stormravens and 1 stormwolf) but that got way to expensive.
I might still try to do that list, but I'll have to wait until I can afford a SW flyer.