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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Force, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood and Skitarii legions, and perhaps the Titan Legion, Legio Gojira (which will never happen because I don't have money for Forge World Titans).

Oh, and I'll throw in the Thousand Sons from time to time because they're my favorite Space Marine Legion. I refuse to believe that they are Traitors! They're just...ahem...secretly loyal to the Imperium!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kamikaze Troopers are back!

In the end, I gave into temptation and bought a Start Collecting! Militarum Tempestus set alongside two hot-shot volley gun bits. I think I will be doing something like this:

Cadian Spearhead Detachment
Tank Commander – Leman Russ main battle tank with lascannon and plasma sponsons 239
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy bolters 168
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy bolters 168
Leman Russ Executioner with lascannon and plasma sponsons 192
Total: 767, 1 Command Point

Cadian Supreme Command Detachment
Primaris Psyker 40
Primaris Psyker 40
Tempestor Prime with Tempestus command rod 40
Militarum Tempestus command squad with 4 plasma guns 88
Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons 472
Total: 680, 1 Command Point

Vostroyan Battalion Detachment
Catachan Vanguard Detachment
Company Commander with boltgun 31
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company Commander with boltgun 31
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company command squad with 4 plasma guns 76
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Company command squad with 4 plasma guns 76
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Infantry squad with boltgun and plasma gun 48
Infantry squad with flamer and power sword 51
Infantry squad with boltgun and plasma gun 48
Infantry squad with flamer and power sword 51
Infantry squad with boltgun and plasma gun 48
Ministorum priest with chainsword and autogun 35
Tempestor Prime with Tempestus command rod 40
Hellhound with heavy flamer 110
Militarum Tempestus command squad with 4 hot-shot volley guns 60
Hellhound with heavy flamer 110
Taurox Prime with Taurox gatling cannon and 2 hot-shot volley guns 95

Total: 553, 3 Command Points
Total: 551

Grand Total: 2,000, 8 Command Points
Grand Total: 1,998, 6 Command Points

Just like Cadian Kasrkins, we now have Draconian Kamikaze Troopers! YAY! They are back, and they are in black! Or something like that. They will serve as special weapon teams, dropping in on the enemy backlines to capture objectives and eliminate key enemy units and infrastructure. At least that's the plan. For now. There are ways to adjust the lists, such as adding a boltgun for the Tempestor Prime. For the plasma list, I can just swap a Primaris Psyker for a Cadian Company Commander with plasma pistol, add 2 boltguns to both Tempestors Prime and a storm bolter to the Taurox Prime with Taurox gatling cannon.

I'm thinking of getting a Valkyrie for the first list too, but I have no idea what to remove. But if all goes well, then my list with a Valkyrie will probably look like this:

Cadian Spearhead Detachment
Tank Commander – Leman Russ main battle tank with lascannon and plasma sponsons 239
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy bolters 168
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy bolters 168
Leman Russ Executioner with lascannon and plasma sponsons 192
Total: 767, 1 Command Point
Cadian Supreme Command Detachment
Primaris Psyker 40
Primaris Psyker 40
Tempestor Prime with boltgun 41
Militarum Tempestus command squad with 4 plasma guns 88
Taurox Prime with Taurox gatling cannon, 2 hot-shot volley guns and storm bolter 97
Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons 472
Total: 778, 1 Command Point
Armageddon/Vostroyan Vanguard Detachment
Company Commander with boltgun 31
Company Commander with boltgun 31
Company command squad with 4 plasma guns 76
Company command squad with 4 plasma guns 76
Special Weapons Team with 3 plasma guns 45 / Infantry squad with boltgun and plasma gun 48
Officer of the fleet 25
Valkyrie with lascannon, 2 multiple rocket pods and 2 heavy bolters 168
Total: 452/455, 1 Command Points

Grand Total: 1,997/2,000, 6 Command Points

It's doable, I guess, and I already have all the models including the Valkyrie assault carrier. That guy is going to carry my Company Commander and plasma command squads around, drop them on objectives or right within rapid-fire range of the enemy, and then unload everything they have. I might even use Armageddon for these guys for the sweet 18" rapid fire range, but honestly, the Vostroyan Stratagem seems to benefit me more. I wanted to use Elysian, but I was thinking it wouldn't make much sense since their Deep Strike rule renders the Valkyries useless. Until Forge World releases new rules for Elysians, I hardly think I will be using them.

On the other hand, I can use the Valkyrie to drop my heavy flamer and flamers command squads right on top of the enemy, and then charge them (Strength 4 Draconians, woo!)

Cadian Spearhead Detachment
Tank Commander – Leman Russ main battle tank with lascannon and plasma sponsons 239
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy bolters 168
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy bolters 168
Leman Russ Executioner with lascannon and plasma sponsons 192
Total: 767, 1 Command Point

Cadian Supreme Command Detachment
Primaris Psyker 40
Primaris Psyker 40
Primaris Psyker 40
Primaris Psyker 40
Lord Commissar with plasma pistol 59
Lord Commissar 55
Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons 472
Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons 472
Total: 611, 1 Command Point
Total: 607, 1 Command Point

Catachan Vanguard Detachment
Catachan Battalion Detachment
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company Commander with plasma pistol and power sword 39
Company Commander with plasma pistol and power sword 39
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Ministorum priest with chainsword and autogun 35
Ministorum priest with chainsword and autogun 35
Ministorum priest with chainsword and autogun 35
Hellhound with heavy flamer 110
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy flamers 195
Infantry squad with flamer and power sword 51
Hellhound with heavy flamer 110
Officer of the fleet 25
Infantry squad with flamer and power sword 51
Valkyrie with lascannon, 2 multiple rocket pods and 2 heavy bolters 168
Valkyrie with lascannon, 2 multiple rocket pods and 2 heavy bolters 168
Infantry squad with flamer and power sword 51

Platoon commander with power sword 24

Hellhound with heavy flamer 110

Hellhound with heavy flamer 110
Total: 621, 1 Command Points
Total: 621, 1 Command Points
Total: 626, 3 Command Points

Grand Total: 1,999, 6 Command Points
Grand Total: 1,999, 6 Command Points
Grand Total: 2,000, 8 Command Points

So this list also works. It is extremely light on infantry - hell, the only infantry are those stuck inside the Valkyrie (with the exception of the Primaris Psykers), but it's designed to allow my Catachan-styled Draconians to fly around in a Valkyrie, drop right in front of an enemy, move (the grav-chute rule allows passengers to move normally after they disembark even though the Valkyrie has moved), use the Burn them out! order, charge with them while the Lord Commissar, Company Commanders and Ministorum Priests all follow behind closely. YAY! There is also the option where I simply ditch the Valkyrie altogether and build a proper Battalion Detachment with lots of infantry, all of whom carry power swords to get the AP -3 (the Sergeants for the infantry squads, at least), gain the buff from the Ministorum Priest for 1 more attack, and have Strength 4. This other list will want to put my infantry into combat as much as possible.

We could turn it into an all-Catachan list with Sergeant Harker providing re-rolls of ones. That means I need to buy a Basilisk. I should be able to convert one of my Cadians into Harker by giving him a heavy bolter instead of a lasgun. It'll work somehow.

Catachan Spearhead Detachment
Tank Commander – Leman Russ main battle tank with lascannon and plasma sponsons 239
Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy flamers 195
Leman Russ Executioner with lascannon and plasma sponsons 192
Basilisk with heavy bolter 108
Total: 734, 1 Command Point

Catachan Supreme Command Detachment
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Primaris Psyker 40
Primaris Psyker 40
Banesword/Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons 472
Total: 649, 1 Command Point

Catachan Vanguard Detachment
Company Commander with boltgun and power sword 35
Company command squad with heavy flamer and 3 flamers 62
Sergeant Harker 50
Ministorum priest with chainsword and autogun 35
Special weapons team with 3 plasma guns 45
Hellhound with heavy flamer 110
Hellhound with heavy flamer 110
Valkyrie with lascannon, 2 multiple rocket pods and 2 heavy bolters 168
Total: 615, 1 Command Points

Grand Total: 1,998, 6 Command Points

Well, we'll see. I have no idea what the future holds.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Experimenting with new lists

So I've been playing around with what I have, and I think I can add 2 heavy weapon squads (mortars) into my collection. This is what I came up with after a while.

Spearhead Detachment (Cadian) Tank Commander - Leman Russ main battle tank with plasma cannons and lascannon 2 Leman Russ main battle tanks with 3 heavy bolters each Leman Russ Executioner with lascannon and plasma cannons 2 Heavy weapon squads with 3 mortars each Supreme Command Detachment (Cadian) Company Commander with boltgun Primaris Psyker Lord Commissar Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons Battalion Detachment (Catachan) 2 Company Commanders with boltguns and power swords 2 Command Squads with heavy flamer and 3 flamers each 3 infantry squads with 1 flamer, and 1 power sword (Sergeant) each 2 Hellhounds with heavy flamers

So yeah, that will take care of anti-infantry. Or so I hope. I had been tinkering with the list to see if I can add a Valkyrie but I don't know if that's a good idea. I mean, if I'm only using a Valkyrie as a gunship and not its transport capabilities, then I'm wasting it. Nonetheless, if I use my plasma list, I can pull something like this off.

Spearhead Detachment (Cadian) Tank Commander - Leman Russ main battle tank with plasma cannons and lascannon 2 Leman Russ main battle tanks with 3 heavy bolters each Leman Russ Executioner with lascannon and plasma cannons 2 Heavy weapon squads with 3 mortars each.
Armored Sentinel with plasma cannon and sentinel chainsaw Supreme Command Detachment (Cadian) Company Commander with boltgun 2 Primaris Psykers Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons Battalion Detachment (Vostroyan) 2 Company Commanders with boltguns 2 Command Squads with 4 plasma guns each 3 infantry squads with 1 plasma gun and 1 boltgun (Sergeant) each
Valkyrie assault carrier with 2 multiple rocket pods, 2 heavy bolters and lascannon

The roving gunship rule makes it so tempting for me to grab the Valkyrie and use it as a BS 3+ gunship, which will help its lascannon, heavy bolters and multiple rocket pods (which got buffed!). The idea is to load up the 2 company command squads into the Valkyrie along with a single Company Commander, drop them 15" away, and then rapid-fire their 8 plasma guns with the Take Aim! order. The Valkyrie can then drop to hover mode next turn to unload its BS 3+ guns (provided it doesn't die). What do you suggest?

And then, there's the option where I get a Hellhound instead of a Valkyrie, and form a Brigade Detachment for that sweet 9 Command Points.

Brigade Detachment (Catachan)
2 Company Commanders with boltguns and power swords
1 Company Commander with plasma pistol and power sword
2 Company Command squads with 1 heavy flamer and 3 flamers each
1 Company Command Squad with 4 plasma guns
3 infantry squads with 1 flamer and 1 power sword (Sergeant) each
2 infantry squads with 1 plasma gun and 1boltgun (Sergeant) each
1 Infantry squad with 1 plasma gun
3 Hellhounds with heavy flamer
2 Heavy weapon squads with 3 mortars each
1 Leman Russ main battle tank with 3 heavy flamers
Supreme Command Detachment (Cadian)
Tank Commander - Leman Russ Executioner with lascannon and plasma cannons
Lord Commissar
Primaris Psyker
Shadowsword with 3 twin heavy bolters and 2 lascannons

That nets me a grand total of 13 Command Points. Problem is...what am I supposed to spend them on? Well, we'll see. But that exchanges 2 Leman Russ tanks for 1 Hellhound, 1 Company Command Squad and 3 infantry squads. Is it worth trading them for the Command Points, or should I stick to my Spearhead Detachment lists? Please let me know! Thanks. Well, given how nobody comments or offers an opinion, I'll just head over to Discord and ask somebody there instead.