Hence why I said if you can play without the "rule of 3" since it's not a rule at all and there are groups who don't use it believe it or not.
Your other points I simply don't agree with. You can do the exact same things with multiple smaller units.
Talking about the Renegade trait, that's even more reason to not use such big units. While you can advance, shoot and then charge with Melta and Flamer it also means you can't use all the Bolter you've on your Bikes (that's quite a few Bolter shots) and Bikes themselves aren't that great in melee. If you advance&charge with bikes it's to bind a target. That's a support/utility task. A big Bike unit is way too expensive for that.
For big Bike units it's better to not advance and use the Slaanesh Stratagem/VotL/Prescience (aka the usual stuff) to maximize the damage you can do with all the Bolter and special weapons. In that case you are better off with a different Legion trait.
I think this is a valid strategy with space marine bikers or and scout bikers. But the Chaos Bikers actually get chainswords. They are going to be good for locking the opponent into their deployment zone for at least a turn or two while I move into something a bit scarier that is slower like Three Khorne Daemon Princes. I've worked out two possible lists now. One using a Bloodletter bomb and the other a supreme command detachment with three of the Khorne DPs from the Daemons book. I'm still not sold on the lists yet. I do want them to be fluffy and have both Khorne Daemons and Khorne White Scars Renegades. I'm looking into possibly running some flesh hounds with the White Scars as well. I think that could be really cool.
The bikers really are there for just the Rule of Cool and to make the theme work correctly. Also, since I'm using them as chaff I don't really want to put a powerfist or melta guns on them. I know they can be useful and I might break and decide to do it eventually, but for now, I don't think that it is something I should do right now..
I have decided to swap out the black armor for white. This is a White Scars Renegade army and it would make sense that their armor was still partly white. I think it will also make the red pop out more.
I also don't want to spend money setting up biker units that I'm going to have to change drastically or possibly replace entirely if I do give them those weapons. I plan on having at least 6 melta gun arms and 3 combi-melta arms with magnets though. So maybe I can just magnetize them all.. I'll have to think about it some more.
Forgot to pick up the white paint and other paints I need for the brass. Going to have to wait until the 23rd to get the paints. However, it will give me time to build and prime up the three bikers. I have one built so far with a power sword and power fist with magnets that just pop on. Messed up the magnet for my one remaining power axe so I will have to wait a bit more for that.
Edited by Aothaine, 11 June 2018 - 12:52 AM.