Sunday, 18 July 2010

Blood Angels 2000 point Drop pod anchor list

So I was sat here and I thought would it be possible to use a drop pod as an anchor point for a Blood Angels deep strike list. I know most people out there are now thinking why would you do this. But I got to thinking that a drop pod has the inertial guidance special rule, meaning if it does scatter it's not going to go too far, and with their ability to carry a locator beacon I thought wouldn't it be an idea to use it to anchor a deep strike right where I want it.



I know that most people would have have put Dante into a list like this but I wanted those points to spend making sure the squad that comes down in the drop pod is going to be able to survive and defend this beach head until the deep striking units can get into the fight.

So here it is let me know what you think.


2000 Pts  -   Blood Angels Army

1 Epistolary (HQ) @ 160 Pts
     #Psychic Hood; The Blood Lance; The Sanguine Sword; Combi-Plasma; Force
     Weapon; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades

4 Honour Guard (HQ) @ 220 Pts
     Plasma Gun (x4); Close Combat Weapon (x4); Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades

     1 Sanguinary Novitiate @ [35] Pts
          #Blood Chalice; Bolt Pistol & CCW; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades

     1 Drop Pod @ [45] Pts
          Locator Beacon; Inertial Guidance System; Capacity: 10; Drop Pod
          Assault; Storm Bolter

1 Sanguinary Priest (Elites) @ 150 Pts
     Jump Pack; Bolt Pistol (x1); Close Combat Weapon (x1); Frag Grenades; Krak
     Grenades; Blood Chalice

     1 Sanguinary Priest #1 @ [75] Pts
          Jump Pack; Bolt Pistol (x1); Close Combat Weapon (x1); Frag Grenades;
          Krak Grenades; Blood Chalice

4 Terminator Squad (Elites) @ 220 Pts
     Chainfist (x3); Power Fist (x1); Storm Bolter (x3); Heavy Flamer

     1 Terminator Sergeant @ [40] Pts
          Power Weapon; Storm Bolter

9 Assault Squad (Troops) @ 250 Pts
     Meltagun & CCW (x2); Combat Squads; Bolt Pistol & CCW (x9); Frag Grenades;
     Krak Grenades; Jump Packs

     1 Space Marine Sergeant @ [68] Pts
          Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Fist; Infernus Pistol; Jump Packs

9 Assault Squad (Troops) @ 250 Pts
     Meltagun & CCW (x2); Combat Squads; Bolt Pistol & CCW (x9); Frag Grenades;
     Krak Grenades; Jump Packs

     1 Space Marine Sergeant @ [68] Pts
          Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Fist; Infernus Pistol; Jump Packs

9 Assault Squad (Troops) @ 235 Pts
     Meltagun & CCW (x2); Combat Squads; Bolt Pistol & CCW (x9); Frag Grenades;
     Krak Grenades; Jump Packs

     1 Space Marine Sergeant @ [53] Pts
          Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Fist; Bolt Pistol; Jump Packs

3 Vanguard Veteran Squad (Fast Attack) @ 195 Pts
     Bolt Pistol (x1); Close Combat Weapon (x1); Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades;
     Heroic Intervention; Jump Packs

     1 Veteran #1 @ [45] Pts
          Infernus Pistol; Close Combat Weapon (x1); Frag Grenades; Krak
          Grenades; Jump Packs

     1 Space Marine Sergeant @ [60] Pts
          Bolt Pistol; Thunder Hammer; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Jump Packs

0 Land Speeder Squadron (Fast Attack) @ 70 Pts

     1 Land Speeder Tornado @ [70] Pts
          Multi-Melta; Heavy Flamer

9 Devastator Squad (Heavy Support) @ 250 Pts
     Combat Squads; Bolt Pistol (x9); Bolter (x5); Lascannon (x2); Plasma
     Cannon (x2); Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades

     1 Space Marine Sergeant @ [26] Pts
          #Signum; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x1); Bolt
          Pistol

Models in Army: 60


Total Army Cost: 2000


So the plan with this list is to deploy the devastators as two combat squads, one containing the 2 plasma cannons and the other has the two lascannons. Then when the drop pod comes down in the first turn the librarian and honour guard jump out and lay down plasma death while the devastators give fire support.

The rest of the army then arrives by deep strike, using the drop pod as a focus point. With it being equipped with a locator beacon units using it won't scatter. The only units that may be a problem are the terminators and the landspeeder as they don't get ability to re-roll reserve rolls.

The main downside to this plan is the fact that you've got to hope your drop pod and plasma death squad can survive long enough to allow you to bring in the rest of your units.

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