Thursday, 30 January 2014

Bunker and Raven

Today I'll be showing off my Stormraven Gunship and the Bitz Buker.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Clan Tactica: Test Game

So i've tested the list from the Clan Tactica I did last week. Mission was the Scouring and I was against Necrons with Tau allies. Started off pretty well but mistakes were made. I think it would have helped if we'd remember to roll for how much the objetives were worth when we got to them NOT half way through the game. Ended up with a 10 man tactical squad guarding a 1 pointer while 5 assault marines had to fend off a large unit of Necrons from a 3 pointer. That simple mistake could have been a game changer.

One thing I am going to do though is trade out the Master of the Forge for a Techmarine with Harness to save 15 points then downgrade the Plasma Cannon on the Dreadnought to Assault Cannon to give make him Venerable. Might be a bit more reliable then.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Clan Tactica: Army List

+++ INCOMING: Priority Alpha One Transmission +++
++ From: Deathwatch Kill Team Python ++
++ To: All Imperial Units within range ++

++ High priority Inquisitorial Asset is under assault ++
++ Requesting immediate reinforcements from any available units ++
++ The Emperor protects ++

+++ By order of Commander Ashmon +++
+++ Initiate Orbital Assault Protocols: Pattern Omega +++
++ Purge the weak ++

Sorry there isn't a battle report to match this and it's late but college has been pilling it on (2000 words on the purpose of concept art. go.) so i've been pre-occupied.

Anyway here is a sample, experimental 1750 points army list I have come up with. For this list I wanted something reasonably competitive and functional but with a theme that fits into a simple back story. The ideal mission for this list is the Relic and you'll see why when I explain the tactics.

Clan Raukaan Primary Detachment

Chapter Master (240)
- Gorgons Chains
- Terminator Armour (realized it's the same cost as artificer armour but gain relentless to fire the bombardment)
- Thunder Hammer
- Lightening Claw

5 Man Honour Guard (160)
- Chapter Standard

Master of the Forge (90)

10 Man Tactical Squad (195)
- Combi-Melta
- Melta Gun
- Drop Pod

10 Man Tactical Squad (200)
- Combi-Plasma
- Plasma Gun
- Drop Pod

5 Man Scout Squad (100)
- 3x Bolt Pistol and Close Combat Weapon
- 2x Shotgun - Land Speeder Storm
- Heavy Flamer

Fast Attack
5 Man Assault Marine Squad (95)
- 2x Flamers
- Drop Pod

Heavy Support
Dreadnought (130)
- Plasma Cannon
- Heavy Flamer

Stormraven Gunship (230)
- Hurricane Bolters

Imperial Bunker (90)
- Icarus Lascannon

Raptors Allied Detachment

Lias Issodon (175)

5 Man Scout Squad.(55)

Basic Tactics:

The Raptors infiltrate into the Bunker which is up front, out of my deployment zone. The Iron Hands Scouts then zoom up the board using the Bunker/terrain as cover in it's scout move. This unit is for harassing enemies, line breaker and being a deterrent to deep strikers that might want to land near my Bunker (termies) in the early game. Dreadnought, Honour Guard, Chapter Master and Master of the Forge are in the Stormraven. Master of the Forge can then repair the Dread and/or Raven as well as providing extra fire support if he needs to.

The first wave pods land near the Bunker to help secure it (accurately thanks to Issodon) or take out any AA that might be around. The Assault Marines will turn up in the second wave to contest objectives/aim for clustered up units. When the Raven turns up the units on board will either wait inside and assault out of it next turn at something that needs taking out or jump out at a weak point in my lines, if near the Bunker then Issodon stops their scatter. Dreadnought might drop out for additional fire support any way. The main targets I will be aiming at are their Troops to stop them scoring and high damage units like Riptides and Vindicators.

Hopefully I can put this list to work soon :)

Friday, 17 January 2014

Clan Tactica: Allies

So right now i've been over the main units in my force and a few additional units I plan on adding. Today i'm going to talk about allies. It's a somewhat controversial change 6th edition has brought (well, brought back. Daemonhunters and Witch Hunters used to be able to do it as part of their special rules) as some people view it as just there for power gamers to abuse. Power gamers will abuse it, lets face it they'll abuse anything rules wise if it suits them, but I see it more for adding variety to a list... ok they're handy tactically as well :) Lets crack on with allies I have used and plan on using.

Clan Tactica: Heavy Support

Now it's time for the heavies. We've got a Thunderfire and Stormraven coming up here but I would like some Devastators as well.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Clan Tactica: Fast Attack

So here is my Fast Attack. As you can imagine Iron Hands aren't to into this section, the Clan Raukaan apocaylpse formation only has 1 Assault Squad and an Assault Centurion in there. Anyway lets get on with this.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Clan Tactica: Elites

Today I'll talk about the Elites that I use and plan to use. While I currently only have the 1 Dreadnought I do have a Contemptor and Legion MK-III Squad on the way so I'll speak about what I want to do with those.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Clan Tactica: Troops

This segment is about the core of the army, the troops. These guys are important in any army as they are the objective holders and without them you can't win (or have a legal list :P ). Because of their importance I take 3 in a list minimum, what's the point in what should be the strongest link in your army only being taken because you have to, despite the fact you can't win without them?

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Clan Tactica: HQ

This post is going to be the start of something slightly different. I'm going to show pictures of all of my Iron Hands units and how I use/plan to use them on the battlefield. No allied detachments, no fortifications and no super heavies. This is going to be plain and simple codex/clan only with HQ being first :)

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Strikeforce Update

Just a quick update that my strikeforce is fully assembled except for the scouts. I'll be posting pics in the next few days as all the models should be painted by then. There might also be a battle report going up on saturday showing some off the new stuff in action.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

New Toys

Today I got a present from myself. A Strikeforce.

I've already built a dreadnought and drop pod from it. I'll also bring my other tac squads up to 10 men each and have a melta squad too. At first i couldn't decide on a front for it. None of them looked very Iron Handsy. So i decided to not have one. Having a torso wired into a walking tank looks much more like something the Hands would do. I have built all the arms so they can be swapped out but i think plasma will be the one i use most.