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Online sindri_tepek

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2000pt Fluffy Raptors Chapter List
« on: June 30, 2017, 10:08:01 AM »
So I've been toying around with a Raptors list that fits their fluff for 8th edition, yet would provide a fighting chance against most other lists. Here is what I have come up with:

Battalion Detachment

Lias Issodon - for those unaware, he has an Assault 3 30" Bolter at S:5 AP-4, D:1D3 w/ no bonus for cover saves, ability to disengage from c/c and still shoot along w/ a few other nifty tricks
Captain - power sword, storm bolter

Scout Squad (x2) - 5 scouts + Sergeant, all w/ sniper rifles and camo cloaks
Tactical Squad - 4 marines, 1 marine w/ Heavy Bolter, Sergeant w/ bolt pistol and chainsword

Venerable Dreadnought (x2) - 2x twin autocannon

Heavy support
Devastator Squad (x2)- 4 w/ Multi-melta, 2 marines extra, armorium cherub, sarge w/ storm bolter

Dedicated Transport

Razorback - Lascannon + twin plasma gun, storm bolter

Air Wing Detachment
Stormtalon Gunship (x3)- twin assault cannon, 2 x lascannons

Now with Issodons new 8th rules, he allows me to setup up to 3 troops plus himself anywhere on the board more than 9" away from an enemy, so long as they are Raptors Chapter INFANTRY models and not Termis, Centurions, or Primaris. This would allow me to basically deepstrike my devastator squads and Lias himself to where they would be most beneficial, and w/ Lias being a chapter master, would allow him to possibly give one (or both) of those squads re-rolls to hit if something must be brought down immediately.

The Dreadnoughts are here to provide long range fire support, and the Stormtalons putting the hurt on light armor targets w/ the lascannons punching vehicles or monstrous creatures.

Scouts would provide some much needed character removal from units such as conscript blobs that rely on Commissar presence, and the Captain would most likely be near one of these units in cover to grant them the ability to re-roll the dreaded '1'. The tactical squad can rove around in the back as needed either in or out of the razorbackor setup where required to maximize its firepower.

All in all, it comes out to exactly 2000 points and 114 Power Level

If you see any glaring issues, let me know.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 03:33:45 AM by sindri_tepek »

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Re: 2000pt Fluffy Raptors Chapter List
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »
I don't think that snipers are going to be as effective as people hope. I run conscript blobs, and if I'm facing snipers, I'll hide my commissars behind LOS-blocking terrain or vehicles. Snipers can target characters, but anyone can target snipers! If I'm running something vulnerable to that, I'm targeting the snipers early.

They ought to fix snipers by saying that models more than 9" from snipers can't shoot at them until the snipers shoot at least once.