Saturday, September 18, 2010

Which Fist Is Stronger?




Time for a bit of a thought experiment.

Here we have two 1850 Noise Marines Lists. Both are what may safely classified as heavily mech, and both utilize a large amount of template fire, but each one is designed with a different strategy in mind. The first one uses a variant of the classic ‘hammer and anvil’ gambit, relying on a combination of LandRaider mounted terminators and outflanking Chosen to distract your opponent from the MSU troop units. The second packs a less overt punch, but uses highly mobile sorcerers and infiltrating Chosen to control enemy movement in the center of the board, hopefully allowing the four troop units ample time to get into position and begin laying down AP3 templates.

So what do you think?

List One

Noise Marines x 5 w/blastmaster (Rhino- DP, Havoc)
Noise Marines x 5 w/blastmaster (Rhino- DP, Havoc)
Noise Marines x 5 w/blastmaster (Rhino- DP, Havoc)

Chosen x 5 w/ 2 flamers, 2 meltaguns (Rhino – DP, Havoc)
Chosen x 5 w/ 3 flamers, 2 meltaguns (Rhino – DP, Havoc)

Predator w/twin-linked lascannon, Havoc, DP
Predator w/twin-linked lascannon, Havoc, DP

Land Raider /DP
Terminators w/IoS, 1 combi-melta, 1 heavy flamer, 2 lightning claws
Sorcerer w/ MoS, Warptime, Combi-melta

Cost 1850

List Two

Noise Marines x 5 w/blastmaster (Rhino- DP, Havoc)
Noise Marines x 5 w/blastmaster (Rhino- DP, Havoc)
Noise Marines x 5 w/blastmaster (Rhino- DP, Havoc)
Noise Marines x 5 w/blastmaster (Rhino- DP)

Chosen x 5 w/ 2 flamers, 2 meltaguns (Rhino – Havoc)
Chosen x 5 w/ 3 flamers, 2 meltaguns (Rhino – Havoc)

Predator w/ auto-cannon, lascannons
Predator w/ auto-cannon, lascannons

Sorcerer w/MoS, Warptime, bike
Sorcerer w/MoS, Warptime, bike

Cost 1850

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