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Longtime Dakkanaut




Ute nation

So working on a primaris army for a escalation league, and since I plan on adding it to my existing Dark angels I went with the Blades of vengeance a successor chapter to the Dark Angels from the ultima founding. I think it should be interesting because many people have played against primaris marines, but they have gotten quite a few points reductions since the beginning of the edition, and with Dark Angels traits they will fight differently from the vanilla primaris everyone is used to seeing. Here is the starting list for the league.

+ Heavy Support +
Hellblaster Squad [8 PL, 165pts]: 4x Hellblaster
. Hellblaster Sergeant: Bolt pistol
. Plasma Incinerators: Plasma incinerator

+ HQ +
Primaris Lieutenants [5 PL, 81pts]
. Primaris Lieutenant: Bolt pistol, Heavenfall Blade, Plasma pistol
. . Warlord: Huntsman

+ Elites +
Primaris Ancient [4 PL, 69pts]

+ Troops +
Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant
Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant

Pretty normal league start, notable for being on the tough side for 500 points with 40 wounds and good saves. The basic idea is to take advantage of range and grim resolve to control fire lanes and shoot it out with other armies, then relying on primaris marines CC ability to finish off enemies who get close. All fo that is pretty standard for primaris marines, the real flourish is the Lt, with the huntsman trait, plasma pistol and the heavenfall blade. He should be more than a match for any similarly priced HQ since he can target characters with his plasma pistol, can't be locked down in CC (he can always advance towards characters), with 5 S6 AP -3 D3 damage attacks. Moving on to 1k

+ Heavy Support +
Hellblaster Squad [8 PL, 165pts]: 4x Hellblaster
. Hellblaster Sergeant: Bolt pistol
. Plasma Incinerators: Plasma incinerator

+ HQ +
Primaris Lieutenants [5 PL, 81pts]
. Primaris Lieutenant: Bolt pistol, Heavenfall Blade, Plasma pistol
. . Warlord: Huntsman
Primaris Lieutenants [5 PL, 74pts]
. Primaris Lieutenant: Bolt pistol, Master-crafted auto bolt rifle

+ Elites +
Primaris Ancient [4 PL, 69pts]
Redemptor Dreadnought [10 PL, 197pts]: Icarus Rocket Pod, Macro Plasma Incinerator, Onslaught Gatling Cannon
. Storm Bolters: 2x Storm bolter

+ Fast Attack +
Inceptor Squad [10 PL, 135pts]: 2x Inceptor, Inceptor Sergeant
. Assault Bolters: Assault bolter

+ Troops +
Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant
Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant
Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant

I resist the urge to take a master since grim resolve gives most of the benefits, and my LT is already a quite decent beatstick (albeit one that does not have an invul). I grab a redemptor to add a little heavy armor to the list, add in the ancient to assist with my firebase needs, a second LT and another intercessor squad to make it a battalion, and finally add the Inceptor squad for some mobility. The real question is where to go after that, maybe aggressors or more hell blasters, and definitely a librarian. After that adding allies would be the most competitive choice, maybe adding in normal dark angels, or adding some Astra militarum. I thought about taking my knight, but he doesn't really fill a hole in the list, and he is way to expensive to be a distraction carnifex. Another crazy idea was custodes and sisters of silence, since they were on the indomitus crusade together, but without deepstrike for the custodes I'd be stuck using a land raider and that doesn't seem cost effective. What do you guysthink how should I proceed from 1k?

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/12/31 21:34:03


Necrons - 4k
Dark angels - 2k


"You know what they say about brute force, if it's not working you are not using enough of it" 
   
Made in se
Torture Victim in the Bowels of the Rock




Sweden/Stockholm

Hi,
I like the list so far! I would suggest DW Knights, DW termies, a Dark Talon, maybe a azreal for 4+ invo to the firebase, a pred to have some las shoots, a Lib defintive like ezekiel.
I don't know how good intercessors is in this ed but some scouts could also be handy in this list. I think it is kindy slow this list and ds list will be hard to counter in this scenorio.
I have a DA army also and thinking of a Imp knight also but dunno if it fits in my core army.
Good luck with the list building

3 k
2,5 k  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Ute nation

Thanks , trying out the deathwing route since I already have those models and love deathwing knights.

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (Imperium - Dark Angels) [84 PL, 1220pts] ++

+ Heavy Support +

Hellblaster Squad [8 PL, 165pts]: 4x Hellblaster
. Hellblaster Sergeant: Bolt pistol
. Plasma Incinerators: Plasma incinerator

+ HQ +

Primaris Librarian [7 PL, 101pts]: 2) Aversion, 6) Mind Wipe, Force sword

Primaris Lieutenants [20 PL, 148pts]
. Primaris Lieutenant: Bolt pistol, Master-crafted auto bolt rifle
. Primaris Lieutenant: Bolt pistol, Power sword

+ Elites +

Primaris Ancient [4 PL, 69pts]

Redemptor Dreadnought [10 PL, 197pts]: Icarus Rocket Pod, Macro Plasma Incinerator, Onslaught Gatling Cannon
. Storm Bolters: 2x Storm bolter

+ Fast Attack +

Inceptor Squad [10 PL, 135pts]: 2x Inceptor, Inceptor Sergeant
. Assault Bolters: Assault bolter

Inceptor Squad [10 PL, 135pts]: 2x Inceptor, Inceptor Sergeant
. Assault Bolters: Assault bolter

+ Troops +

Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifles, 4x Intercessor, Intercessor Sergeant

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Dark Angels) [39 PL, 778pts] ++

+ HQ +

Librarian in Terminator Armor [8 PL, 132pts]: 2) Aversion, 3) Righteous Repugnance, Force axe, Shroud of Heroes, Storm bolter
. Warlord: Master of Maneuvre

+ Elites +

Deathwing Ancient [7 PL, 143pts]
. Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer

Deathwing Apothecary [4 PL, 77pts]: Storm bolter

Deathwing Knights [12 PL, 250pts]
. 4x Deathwing Knight: 4x Storm shield
. Knight Master: Storm shield

+ Troops +

Scout Squad [4 PL, 111pts]: Camo cloak
. Heavy Weapon Scout: Missile launcher
. 3x Scout (Sniper rifle): 3x Sniper rifle
. Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Sniper rifle

Scout Squad [4 PL, 65pts]
. Heavy Weapon Scout: Heavy bolter
. 3x Scout (Boltgun)
. Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Boltgun

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The Idea is to use the inceptors to clear screens for the deathwing. It's risky making the deathwing librarian the warlord, but master of maneuver with righteous repugnance combines well with the deathwing knights. Two units of scouts for some early game area denial, though I don't expect them to last long. What do you think?

Necrons - 4k
Dark angels - 2k


"You know what they say about brute force, if it's not working you are not using enough of it" 
   
 
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