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3k Raven Guard with Corax for Heresy event.


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Claws and Effect

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Okay, I'm attending a Heresy narrative event in June, and as such I have no clue what I'll be facing.

I'm to bring a 3k list and a 1250 ZM list to the event, because how it plays out will be determined by the Battlefleet Gothic event the day before.

I'm a 30k noob, so I *think* my list is pretty solid and able to deal with most things, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, here it is for perusal and deconstruction:



++ Crusade (Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List) [2,900pts] ++

+ HQ +

Praetor, Legion [185pts]: Artificer Armour, Digital Lasers, Iron Halo, On Foot, Paragon Blade, Power Fist

+ Elites +

Apothecarion Detachment [115pts]
. Apothecary, Legion: Augury Scanner, Jump Pack, Power Armour
. . Chainsword or Combat Blade: Chainswords/Combat Blades
. Apothecary, Legion: Augury Scanner, None (Infantry, Power Armour), Power Armour
. . Chainsword or Combat Blade: Chainswords/Combat Blades

Contemptor Dreadnought Talon [225pts]
. Contemptor Dreadnought, Legion: Extra Armour, Havoc Launcher
. . Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon: Graviton Gun
. . Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon: Graviton Gun

Rapier Weapons Battery, Legion [150pts]
. Rapier Weapons Battery, Legion: Graviton Cannon
. Rapier Weapons Battery, Legion: Graviton Cannon

+ Troops +

Terminator Squad, Legion (Compulsory) [300pts]
. Indomitus (Standard) Pattern Terminator Armour
. Terminator Sergeant, Legion: Pair of Raven's Talons
. Terminators, Legion: Pair of Raven's Talons
. Terminators, Legion: Pair of Raven's Talons
. Terminators, Legion: Pair of Raven's Talons
. Terminators, Legion: Pair of Raven's Talons

Veteran Tactical Squad, Legion (Compulsory) [180pts]: 9x Bolt Pistol, 9x Bolter, 9x Chainswords/Combat Blades, 9x Veteran Space Marines, Legion, Veteran Tactics: Stalkers
. Veteran Sergeant, Legion: Artificer Armour, Bolt Pistol, Bolter, Power Sword

Veteran Tactical Squad, Legion (Compulsory) [240pts]: 9x Bolt Pistol, 7x Bolter, 9x Chainswords/Combat Blades, 9x Veteran Space Marines, Legion, Veteran Tactics: Machine Killers
. Missile Launcher and Suspensor Web: Flakk Missiles
. Missile Launcher and Suspensor Web: Flakk Missiles
. Veteran Sergeant, Legion: Artificer Armour, Bolt Pistol, Bolter
. . Chainsword or Combat Blade: Chainswords/Combat Blades

+ Fast Attack +

Dark Fury Assault Squad [330pts]: 9x Dark Fury, Melta Bombs

+ Heavy Support +

Fire Raptor Gunship, Legion [220pts]
. Four wing-mounted:: Hellstrike Missiles
. Two Independent Ball Turret-mounted:: Quad Heavy Bolter

Land Raider Battle Squadron, Legion [295pts]
. Land Raider Achilles: Auxiliary Drive, Twin-linked Bolter
. . Quad Launcher: Quad Launcher (Incendiary), Quad Launcher (Shatter)

Leviathan Siege Dreadnought Talon [310pts]
. Leviathan Siege Dreadnought: Grav-flux Bombard, Grav-flux Bombard, Heavy Flamer, Heavy Flamer

+ Allegiance +

Legion and Allegiance: XIX: Raven Guard, Loyalist

Rite of War: Pride of the Legion

+ Lords of War +

Corvus Corax [350pts]: 2x Archaeotech Pistols
. Primarch: Warlord

+ Use Playtest Rules +

Use Playtest Rules Errata 1.0 (From FAQ 1.1 Feb/2019): Playtest Rules Errata 1.0 On

+ Warlord Traits +

Warlord Traits

++ Total: [2,900pts] ++

Created with BattleScribe
I did the list at 2900 instead of 3000 because Battlescribe has Corax costed 100 points too low for his normal version. The listed cost is for his Istvaan version.

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Monkeychunks

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At first glance, it looks pretty good.
The most obvious thing is that Ravens Talons are extremely expensive and a real point sponge that isn't doing anything. You'd be much better off replacing them with Power Axes and redistributing the points on more Combi weapons, power/chain fists, Terminators or blinging out your Veterans a little.
I'd also question the value of taking a Praetor over a Consul, since Corax is already providing MotL for you, so all he really provides is a beatstick. You might have more success with a Chaplain or Forge Lord as a melee multiplier, or do something more drastic like a Mortificator for your Dreadnought Talon.
If you can find the points from somewhere, I'd also suggest trying to put your Leviathan into a Drop Pod. It's expensive but it adds a lot of reliability to something that is already taking up a lot of points.

It's also worth noting that the choice of Veteran tactics is something that you make when the unit deploys, not something that you have to declare in your army list. You have the luxury of choosing the best one to match your opponent.

Edited by Monkeychunks, 06 April 2021 - 12:56 PM.


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Claws and Effect

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I might drop the Talons to regular lightning claws to save some points. But since I only have the one unit of them and don't have time to build and paint more that's the most I can do with them.

Good to know about the Veteran tactics. The unit with the missile launchers will probably be Machine Killers regardless, but that gives me some flexibility with the other one.

Unfortunately I don't have a ton of list flexibility because I'm building and painting these guys now. I have the Terminators, Corax, one veteran squad and all the heavy support choices done.

Have to build and paint the rest still, and still need to acquire the Rapiers.

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Concerned about the Levi getting shot off the board before getting close enough to do it's thing, but maybe that's okay as it's going to draw fire away from other things. I'd be worried about it getting tarpitted with that set up, and you have to start it fairly forward if you want to make use of it's guns, but as long as it's decently supported by some of the stuff that can sweep away the chaff, it should be okay.






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