Friday, December 11, 2009

Captain Darnath Lysander

Tactical Squad x3 squads
-x5 extra SM , lascannon , powerfist , flamer, razorback with a twin-linked lascannon

Ironclad Dreadnought
-heavy flamer “Malatesta”
-twin-linked autocannon L arm, twin-linked autocannon R arm “Cataphractus”
-twin-linked lascannon “Arturius”

Devastator squad
-x4 lascannons
Devastator Squad
-x4 heavy bolters
Predator Tank
-twin-linked lascannon , lascannon sponsons “Vitruvius”
This is my army list for the Fists. I picked this force with the intention of turtling it shamelessly. I realized that one of the things that Space Marines do is deal with abuse. People don't fear a basic save roll of 3+ for nothing. Of course, the defensive lean doesn't take away from the Imperial Fists general strategy anyway, that being masters of fortifications.
Lysander was a natch for my HQ, as he is a monster. He gives all the yellow boys stubborn, and his bolter drill rule may seem useless, I think of it as a tactical challenge. It would seem natural to throw him into a squad of termies wielding storm bolters, but imagine the hilarity of unleashing 12 re-rollable hits from a fully equipped devastator squad wielding heavy bolters. See where I'm going with this?
The tac squads all have razorbacks with dual buttercannons. I will split up the squads into purpose built detachments, half taking the lascannon and plinking tanks, the other half rolling out in the razorback with the powerfist and flamer to raise merry hell with big monsters, IC's, etc..
The lascannon devs are pure antiarmor, simple. The heavy bolters are anti-infantry power-washers, hopefully doubling their efficacy with Lysander ram-rodding the unit. Predator is fairly obvious too.
The 'noughts are where things get interesting. See, the idea with this army isn't just "Hammer 'em from afar.", it's "Hammer 'em from afar and then OMYGODSTOPHITTINGMEWITHTHESEISMICHAMMER!!" See what I mean? Reel them in with the threat of firepower and then pound them to greasy spots using the anvil of my dreadnoughts(not the Mortis dread, he'll be too busy blowing things away).
Hey, if this strategem doesn't work, well, at least they will look good losing. Peace!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those are some heavy duty Devastators. Tried the list out? And don't forget about all of the different things Lydander does:) Interesting guy.

    There is so much fun stuff to field that it is hard to fit everything in there. Personally I am thinking of two rifleman dreads (lascannon plus autocannon actually) and a squad of melta landspeeders with flamers.