Tuesday Night Fight! Airborne Imperium vs. Blood Angels

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Are you ready to ruuuuuumble?! We’ve got a great battle for you tonight, everyone. Reecius’ continues to test his Airborne Imperium list vs. Nick’s Space Marines. Who shall prevail?!

Reecius continues to work on his crazy mash-up list that revolves around deployment shenanigans. With Lias Issodon at the helm, he comes automatically with the infiltrate Warlord Trait, and a reroll on reserves due to one of Issodon’s awesome abilities. The rest of the list then all either comes with or is granted by some means at least a few of the following USRs: Deep Strike, Outflank, Infiltrate and Scouts. This means the list can react to nearly any opponent or deployment situation as needed.

This also means you have a list that cares not if it goes first or second, which is great for 7th ed. The list also packs a ton of firepower, much of which gets the all important Ignores Cover USR (due to orders), can pin units and in general, is very flexible.

The downside to the list is very little ObSec, no melee ability, and a relatively high model count but that is somewhat squishy.

Lastly, there are 3 powerful flyers in the list to bring some punch and some relatively harder targets to take out. (Note: please forgive the proxy, we are using a Vendetta as the Avenger as Reecius does not have th emodel, yet). We’ll see how it goes in practice for its second game!

Airborne Imperium 1850pts
Unit Description Size Cost
Space Marines CAD Raptors CTs
Issodon (Warlord) 1 175
Scouts Bolters 5 55
Scouts Bolters 5 55
Elysian Drop Troops Detachment
CCS M.Gun x 4, Fist 5 115
CCS M.Gun x 4, Fist 5 115
Veterans P.Gun x 3 10 125
Veterans P.Gun x 3 10 125
Vulture Punishers 1 155
Vendetta 1 130
Avenger 1 150
Skyhammer Annihilation Formation Imperial Fists CTs
Assault Squad M.Bombs 5 90
Assault Squad M.Bombs 5 90
Devastators M.Launcher x 4 10 200
Drop Pod 1 35
Devastators M.Launcher x 4 10 200
Drop Pod 1 35
Totals 76 1850

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Nicks List:

+ HQ (110pts) +
Sanguinary Priest (110pts) [Jump pack (15pts), Lightning claw (15pts), Melta bombs (5pts), The Veritas Vitae (15pts)] (warlord)
+ Elites (200pts) +
Sanguinary Guard Squad (200pts) [5x Angelus Boltgun, Chapter Banner (25pts), Encarmine Axe, 3x Encarmine Sword, Power Fist (10pts), 5x Sanguinary Guard (165pts)]
+ Troops (750pts) +
Scout Squad (60pts) [4x Combat Blade, 4x Scouts (44pts)]
····Scout Sergeant (16pts) [Combat Blade, Melta Bombs (5pts)]
Scout Squad (60pts) [4x Combat Blade, 4x Scouts (44pts)]
····Scout Sergeant (16pts) [Combat Blade, Melta Bombs (5pts)]
Tactical Squad (210pts) [Heavy flamer (10pts), Meltagun (10pts), 9x Tactical Marine (126pts)]
····Rhino (50pts) [Dozer Blade (5pts)]
····Tactical Sergeant (14pts) [Bolt Pistol, Chainsword]
Tactical Squad (210pts) [Heavy flamer (10pts), Meltagun (10pts), 9x Tactical Marine (126pts)]
····Rhino (50pts) [Dozer Blade (5pts)]
····Tactical Sergeant (14pts) [Bolt Pistol, Chainsword]
Tactical Squad (210pts) [Heavy flamer (10pts), Meltagun (10pts), 9x Tactical Marine (126pts)]
····Rhino (50pts) [Dozer Blade (5pts)]
····Tactical Sergeant (14pts) [Bolt Pistol, Chainsword]
+ Fast Attack (140pts) +
Assault Squad (140pts) [4x Assault Marines (68pts), 2x Meltagun (20pts)]
····Assault Sergeant (52pts) [2x Inferno Pistol (30pts), Melta Bombs (5pts)]
····Drop Pod [Storm Bolter]
+ Heavy Support (225pts) +
Fire Raptor Gunship (225pts) [Two quad heavy Bolters]
+ Lord of War (415pts) +
Cerastus Knight-Acheron (415pts)

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7 Responses to “Tuesday Night Fight! Airborne Imperium vs. Blood Angels”

  1. Warmaster_GIR September 8, 2015 1:49 pm #

    Ohhh, Knight-Acherons are sweet. Str 7 AP 3 on a helstorm template is just awesome. I’m excited to see how this plays out.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 8, 2015 3:36 pm #

      Yeah, this should be a really good game!

      • MisterMeatball September 8, 2015 4:29 pm #

        Hope you’re rested up, Reece!

  2. Defeatmyarmy September 8, 2015 5:17 pm #

    I can’t believe how much almost every army has been updated and new factions haven’t played since 2013. Can’t wait to see results been watching old BRs.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 8, 2015 9:09 pm #

      Yeah, you have a lot to get caught up on, buddy!

  3. jpwyrm September 10, 2015 2:45 am #

    Damned! Missed it – European timeframe was not helping though. Can’t wait for the full length video on YouTube so I can see how the Raptors did this time!
    Cheer!

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