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Offline MacabreDerek

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1K Emperor's Children - Mobile Gunline
« on: October 01, 2014, 02:11:57 AM »
1000pt Emperor's Children Mobile Gunline



So I am trying to get back into 40k after a long hiadus.  My mission as it stands is to continue painting and getting this 1K list brought up fully painted.  As it stands, I have 5 Terminators (For 1500pts), the 5 Marines you see in the photo, and I am currently working on the Rhino at the far right (Photo is taken with time stamp to show progress made for another forum post).

Now unfortunately, I missed out on Fritz asking to look over lists in his channel, but what I am hoping for is to get feedback in much the same manner (I dont have the funds just yet to go out and get a whole new army to revamp any list into it's "ideal" setup, so I work with what I have).  With this in mind, what I would like is for you to look at this army, and tell me what you would leverage to defeat it, then how you would play it given these models.  Discussions of tactics, implementation, concepts, etc. are all welcome. 


Chaos Lord
- Mark of Slaanesh
- Power Weapon
TOTAL - 95

Rhino
- Dozer Blades
TOTAL - 40

Rhino
- Dozer Blades
TOTAL - 40

230 - Landraider

10 Noise Marines
- 2 Blast Masters
- 5 Sonic Blasters
TOTAL - 255

10 Chaos Space Marines
- Mark of Slaanesh
TOTAL - 160

9 Chaos Space Marines
- Mark of Slaanesh
- 8 Close Combat Weapons
- Power Weapon
TOTAL - 176

The basic strategy comes down to leveraging the Landraider to run as cover/LOS Blocker for the Rhinos and squads once they deploy.  Ideally, I find a weak flank, put the Landraider (Containing the Close Combat kitted CSMs) in a position the screen shots to the Rhinos/Firebase, while everything else is able to have Line of Sight on the same target and focus it down quickly. 

The Noise Marines offer the big hitting dice for this list, so it is likely their Rhino will be in the best position to be covered by the other two vehicles, while the normal 10-man squad of CSMs are there for bulk of firepower.  I am hoping to be able to burn down 2-3 units quickly before the Landraider gives out and forces an engagment in a mid-range fire-fight, at that point I should be in the better position to engage.  The Land Raider's Twin Linked Lascannons should offer enough punch to turf most high-strength pie-plate makers I will be running into.

I will expand this list further at another point in time, but for now, just getting my barings back, I figured this was as solid as I could go with the ideas I had going when I first started this army, and figuring out how to leverage my mobility advantage along with staying true to Emperor's Children as a theme for now.

Thank you.

(P.S. Anyone know the quote?  I've been making it a point to keep pop-culture quotes from a specific source until someone gets it, which I believe is one of the best Slaanesh representations for my vision of The Prince of Chaos)
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Re: 1K Emperor's Children - Mobile Gunline
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 05:10:26 PM »
You have Some great looking models there!
As for gunlines, i think your normal marine squad could use some more firepower. If you put al your models in vehicles, your sonic blasters arent going to do much.
 In my opinion, put them on foot or drop them sonicblasters. But fluff reasons are good reasons so id drop the transport.
With those points maybe take terminator armour for your lord to be more survivable
Anyway, a landraider should hurt a lot on 1k!

I hope you get some games in and inform me so i can learn your slaanesh ways and ill show you mine :P
Cheers!

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Re: 1K Emperor's Children - Mobile Gunline
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 10:48:39 PM »
I am not sure if you have in mind what I have.  Maybe if you can elaborate on how the vehicles hurt my sonic blasters, because it should be a turn 2 deployment with a heavy flanking/pie-cutting firebase.  Got a few opponents lined up for Friday, so I will try to take a few pictures on how things went and maybe illustrate what I am trying to do a little better (Or more likely it will blow up in my face and I'll have to go back to the drawing board again -.-)

The way I envision it, I should be over half-way across the field by the time turn 2 arrives, LR covers the Rhinos, then the Rhinos/LR block LOS to 70+% of his army, but 100% of my army can focus-fire a unit down.  Once that happens, I should be in a position to start chrewing up the field systematicly for at least two more turns before my vehicles are gone, in which case a good chunk of the firebase makes it in tact, forcing a confrontation in a flank/hole-in-the-line that is specificly of my choosing and my advantage, leveraging that manuverability.

As far as my Slaanesh ways, just remember the words of my mentor:

"Pain?  How DARE you use that word?!  What you think of as pain is only a shadow.  Pain has a face... Allow me to show it to you.  Gentilmen, I AM Pain."
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Re: 1K Emperor's Children - Mobile Gunline
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 06:52:19 AM »
 I guess youre the tactical genius between the 2 of us.
that idea didnt even cross my mind,... ever...

it seems legit. as said before, please report on your battles :)

ps, loving the quote,
pps, your avatar makes me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qib9itNKrkE

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Re: 1K Emperor's Children - Mobile Gunline
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 11:03:01 AM »
My avatar I use is my actual face I carved up from the Zombie Walk I participated in.

As far as the idea, it's just a loose gameplan, but I am looking for tactics that I can apply.  For instance, maybe Tank-Shocking with the left-over tanks to flush people out of cover.

And if you're gonna associate a Cultist of Slaanesh with GWAR, it should be:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80vvKDghEt8

;)
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