Thursday, April 29, 2010

Demo Lists

A friend of mine who's been slowly drinking the 40K Kool-Aid by reading Black Library books is starting to consider buying into 40K.

I've had him take a look at the armies, to pick ones that he thinks are Cool (because that's the most important reason to play an army) and, having picked a few, we'd proxy up a few demo lists to get a feel for how they play (because having a playstyle you enjoy is the second most important reason to play an army).

He's settled on Blood Angels and Imperial Guard.  Both are choices I think we can all agree are objectively A-OK.

So, I've thrown together a list for each, both at approximately 1,000 points.  I'm not looking for gimmicky builds or extreme points-efficiency... just lists that capture the overall feel of the army.  It doesn't take a min-maxed list to reveal that Tau like to shoot things and Orks like to krump things, for example.

Here's what we'll put on the table:
Blood Angels

HQ
Captain - Jump Pack, Lightning Claws

Elites
Sanguinary Priest - Powersword

Troops
Assault Squad x10 - Jump Packs, Meltaguns x2, Powerfist
Assault Squad x5 - Meltagun
 - Razorback - TL Heavy Bolters
Tactical Squad x10 - Plasmagun, Missile Launcher, Powerfist
 - Rhino

Fast
Baal Predator - HB Sponsons
Imperial Guard

HQ
Command Squad - Bodyguard, Carapace Armor, Meltagun x2, Powerfist
- Chimera

Troops
Infantry Platoon
- Command Squad - Vox, Meltagun x2, Powerfist
- Infantry Squad - Vox, Flamer
- Infantry Squad - Vox, Grenade Launcher
- Heavy Weapons Squads - Heavy Bolter x3
Veteran Squad - Vox, Meltagun x3, Powerfist
- Chimera

Fast
Hellhound x1 - Smoke Launchers, Heavy Flamer

Heavy
Leman Russ Battle Tank - HB Sponsons
Griffon
I figure we'll put both on the table and take turns with them.  Or maybe I'll work up a 1,000 point Tau list or something... I definitely won't run the Daemons; they're a mite rock-paper-scissors, and therefore would make for lousy examples.

EDIT: Mike Van Brandt suggested an even better IG list:
Imperial Guard

HQ
Company Command Squad - Standard, Meltagun x2, Flamer
- Chimera

Troops
Infantry Platoon
- Command Squad - Flamer x3
-- Chimera
- Infantry Squad - Flamer
- Infantry Squad - Flamer
- Infantry Squad - Flamer
- Heavy Weapons Squad - Autocannon x3
- Heavy Weapons Squad - Autocannon x3
Veteran Squad - Vox, Meltagun x3
- Chimera

Fast Attack
Scout Sentinels x3 - Multilasers

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Demolisher - Heavy Flamer
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