Hello all of my Dark Angels brethren today I have an interesting question for all of you in the community. Today I would like to discuss whether or not to be using a Ravenwing Attack Squad in my DA army?
I normally play at 1500 points and find myself using the Lion's Blade with a core of Greenwing to hold objectives, Ravenwing to harass and summon the Deathwing, then lastly the Deathwing to hunt down and capture the fallen whom I happen to come across, also they take down what needs to die, example space marine command squad with a captain.
However the reason I ask this question is because almost every game I play now a days my Ravenwing seem to be dying by turn 2 or 3, and I cannot get the same use out of them as I use to, maybe this is just because I normally play games against my friend who does Ultra Smurfs and uses Tigurius who is always rolling on geokeneis, always gets phase form, and a grav centurion squad in a land raider. This is what my opponent will use to just say no more Ravenwing and then proceed to destroy everything else because everything dies before it can even fight back.
The current solution to this I have come up with is to just combat squad the Ravenwing, as I normally use a full 6 man squad with 2 grav guns + an attack bike with multi melta and then the Landspeeder with an assault cannon, heavy bolter. But even when I do this my forces appear to spread out to have an impact. Alternatively I could try and use technomancy on a Librarian leading my Deathwing and come down near some bikes to stop the land raider which would hinder Tigurius' movement, but I feel this not a good solution either. Other than this maybe I could try and drop the Devastator Squad from the demi company in a drop pod with all grav cannons.
So please my fellow Dark Angels players and other people in general I ask for your advice on the matter. Please do let me know if you need more information such as my list for example.