7 Jan 2010

Army List: 3000pt Istvaan Drop Site


Afternoon all,

With no work to keep me busy, and no piccies to show you, I thought I'd show you a list I wrote up the other day (during another slow period), to represent part of the Morlocks deploying on Istvaan V to crush the Warmaster's rebellion.

So rules are:

- All infantry must be Terminators
- All units must be deployed by Drop Pod (so Terminators & Dreadnoughts then)
- Two characters: Ferrus Manus and Gabriel Santar, both in the same Drop Pod

I thought I'd leave Land Raiders behind too - they came afterwards, and mostly directed fire at the Titans...

So, I need Terminators as Troop choices, which means either Dark Angels or Space Wolves. Dark Angels have 130pt Belial - who would make a good Santar stand-in, but the codex has nothing that could be used for Ferrus Manus... Space Wolves, however, have Logan Grimnar. Hmm...

So, I'll list the, um, list, then share a few thoughts on it with you. Once that's done, you can all have your say on this army, and I don't mind if you wish to "bandwagon FAIL" me for using Space Wolves, those comments are usually quite comical, as long as the poster goes off on a rant (hint,hint)... :D

3000pt Planetary Assault List, Iron Hands (Space Wolves).

HQ.

1. Ferrus Manus (Logan Grimnar) - 275pts

2. Gabriel Santar (Wolf Lord) - 190pts
w/ Terminator Armour
Wolf Claws
Belt of Russ
Talisman


Troops.

1. 3 Morlocks (Wolf Guard Terminators) - 199pts
w/Combi-Melta & Chainfist
Frost Blade & Storm Shield
Thunder Hammer & Combi-Plasma
Drop Pod

2. 5 Morlocks - 310pts
w/ Assault Cannon & Power Fist
Wolf Claws
Chainfist
Power Fist
Frostblade
Drop Pod w/Deathwind Launcher

 3. 5 Morlocks - 310pts
w/ Assault Cannon & Power Fist
Wolf Claws
Chainfist
Power Fist
Frostblade
Drop Pod w/Deathwind Launcher

4. 5 Morlocks - 310pts
w/ Assault Cannon & Power Fist
Wolf Claws
Chainfist
Power Fist
Frostblade Drop Pod w/Deathwind Launcher


5. 5 Morlocks - 310pts
w/ Cyclone Missile Launcher & Power Fist
Wolf Claws
Chainfist
Power Fist
Frostblade
Drop Pod w/Deathwind Launcher


6. 5 Morlocks - 310pts
w/ Cyclone Missile Launcher & Power Fist
Wolf Claws
Chainfist
Power Fist
Frostblade
Drop Pod w/Deathwind Launcher


 
Elites
 
1. Venerable Dreadnought - 275pts
w/Heavy Flamer
Plasma Cannon
Majesty
Extra Armour
w/Lucius Pattern Drop Pod w/Locator Beacon
 
2. Venerable Dreadnought - 260pts
w/Heavy Flamer
Twin-Linked Autocannon
Twin-Linked Autocannon

Extra Armour
w/Lucius Pattern Drop Pod
 
3. Venerable Dreadnought - 250pts
w/Heavy Flamer
Twin-Linked Autocannon
Extra Armour
w/Lucius Pattern Drop Pod
 
Grand Total: 2999pts.
 
Right, so that's 9 Drop Pods, 5 of which are armed with Deathwind Launchers, 3 of which can be assaulted straight out of (the dreadnoughts).
 
You may think that everyone seems to have a lot of wargear - which would be true. Within the limitations I set myself, there is literally not enough space on the Force Organisation chart to fit more stuff in... Hence why every Dreadnought is venerable and has a Lucius drop pod (not that I mind, of course! :D) and Gabriel has a wolf tail talisman.
 
I left the terminator squads mostly intact from my "normal" build. They're versatile and can deal with most situations with a reasonable spread of re-rolling wounds/hits, S5 power weapons, S6 Rending and S8 Calm-Downs.
 
I did add a couple of Cyclones to two of the squads (basically replacing the flamers), which should, along with the TLLC dreadnought, help against the heavier armour while the standard squads and two other dreads deal with the transports and their squishy contents.

I thought Logan Grimnar was a suitable match for Ferrus Manus (in an under-powered counts-as sort of way) with his ability to split between frost blade and power fist attacks (metal arms and Forgebreaker attacks, respectively). Should be interesting to see what he can do...

This isn't an army list I can field right now - but I want to be able to slap this down on the tabletop at some point in the future...

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