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Bike armada???

Postby ruffian4 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:06 pm

With the (at the mo, stalled) expansion of the night lords raptor cult, it has occured to me that a super duper fast attack mob could be gotten, through the marine dex, led by Korsarro khan +.

This opens bikes as troops and with multi raptor (assault marines) in fast, could look quite good.

Does anyone have experience of a mix of assaulty + bikes?
I know kmb has followed this course, but did you end up abandoning it????

At the mo, painted, I have 2x5 bikers inc fisty champ + 2x plasma.
Unpainted, I have 10 bikes and enough to plasma/melta/fist/pow weapon them up.

2 biker "characters" 1 with lightning claw, 1 with a lance type thing (might be ahrimans staff).

Eventually, there will be 3x10 raptors (only 10 are painted).
Tons of "tacticals/devastators" and rhino's available.

No true marine stuff wanted, like speeders/razorbacks though I may be tempted to make some chaos attack bikes.

(ps, 11 khorne bikes too, but they don't fit the colour scheme).

Thoughts???
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Re: Bike armada???

Postby Socaddict » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:22 pm

It can be done with just a normal SM captain on bike, doesn't need to be the khan.
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Re: Bike armada???

Postby killmaimburn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:55 pm

Socaddict wrote:It can be done with just a normal SM captain on bike, doesn't need to be the khan.

This (ALOT)
Khan can work.. but taking a small model count army.. then reducing it by reserves rolls, then reducing it by the random sides of outflank= OUCHY. (although one of dragons tears used it fairly masterfully at the meetup.. project-logs/age-of-strife-on-the-road-meetup-spring-2011-t5218-30.html?hilit=meetup

As taken from total tactics index-(slightly dated) http://www.40konline.com/community/inde ... c=182311.0

For MIXING assault troops and bikes you want what kirby describes as the blood rodeo. (he writea a lot about 1850-2500, but i ignore all of that so if your looking at a larger points bracket just look around the rest of his site).
(all links deeplinking to "3++ is the new black")
HOW TO
http://kirbysblog-ic.blogspot.com/2010/ ... rodeo.html
Scaling
http://kirbysblog-ic.blogspot.com/2010/ ... rodeo.html

unadvisable at 1500
http://kirbysblog-ic.blogspot.com/2010/ ... rodeo.html

Reasons for blood angels is the cover save and FNP bubbles.Also if you intend to add devastators they are much cheaper in BA land.
Only go smurf if your going primarily biker 3+ squads.the pain for me about the smurf thing is it relies on speeders for support(and distraction and range and and) and therefore is soooo fragile.
Ask some specifics and I'll answer some more.. but I don't want to be rude and fill 2 pages with waffle.
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Re: Bike armada???

Postby ruffian4 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:31 pm

Feel free to wax lyrical mate ... I havent yet followed the links, but will do.

I also havent really even written an outline yet, but off the top of my head ...

A biker "command" unit.
Possibly 3x5 bikers, plasma/melta spammy.
Couple of assault squads (only have melta/flamer specials).
Couple of devastators.
Whatever tactical in rhinos possibly combat squadded for more heavy weapons/special drive-by.

So, whats the verdict Khan vs. normal boss then?

I need to read the marine dex really!!!
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Re: Bike armada???

Postby conscriptboris » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:17 pm

ruffian4 wrote:I need to read the marine dex really!!!


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Re: Bike armada???

Postby killmaimburn » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:06 am

ruffian4 wrote:So, whats the verdict Khan vs. normal boss then?

Normal captain on bike with relic blade (optional storm shield or combi melta)
or go BA have your assault squads as troops and have a librarian some powers as your HQ.

What points bracket do you want it to fit.
How many attack bike(MM) like things and speeder(typhoon, MM HF tornado) like things are makable?
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Re: Bike armada???

Postby ruffian4 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:53 pm

I'd like to stick with chaos models, so no speeders at all.
Attack bike wise, not sure.
I was following some ebay attack bike bits, but they went for a bomb, more expensive than buying the whole thing!

With about a fortnights painting, I can put down ...
10 assault marines, 2x flamers + powfist.
10 assault marines + powfist.

5 bikers, 2x plasma + powfist.
5 bikers, 2x plasma + powfist.

Bloke with staff (libby???) on bike.
Bloke with lightning claw on bike.

Blood angels-wise thats about 1100 ish.

Unpainted (and a way off, I should think) there are 10 more bikes and about 12 jump packers (+ a sorceror and lord).
I have tons of tac squaddies, sergeants with all sorts, plasma and flamers, heavy weapons.
No melta though.

2 painted rhinos and an as yet unassembled vindicator.
11 more bikers, 3 land raiders, 2 pred annihilators and 5 more rhinos, but they are in nurgle and khorne colours.
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