Signals from the Frontline #427 Space Marines: Angels of Death Review Part 1

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Tactics Corner

  • Space Marines Angels of Death!
    • New Decurion Style Detachments
      • Anvil Strike Force
        • All tanks if you want.
        • Ignore shaken and stunned results.
        • Command Tank can make a vehicle in the detachment shoot twice.
      • Scarblade Strike Force
      • Sternhammer Strike Force
        • Can go all elites.
        • All models have stubborn.
        • Twin linked bolter weapons!
        • +1 to armor penetration rolls vs. vehicles.
        • Can take the Centurion Siegebreaker Cohort as a core formation.
      • Fist of Medusa Strike Force
        • Can go all vehicles.
        • Extra strategic Warlord trait for Warlord.
        • +1 to FnP for models within 12″ of an IC from the detachment.
        • Vehicles from the Detachment gain PotMS while within 12″ of an IC from the detachment.
      • Flameblade Strike Force: great review, here.
        • Extra personal warlord trait
        • +1 Strength to all flamer weapons
        • Units form this detachment that remain stationary become Fearless until the start of their next movement phase.
      • Talon Strike Force:
      • Crazy psychic powers.
        • Librarius Discipline
        • Technomancy Discipline
        • Fulmination Discipline
        • Geokinesis Discipline

Reece’s Sternhammer Strikeforce Example list!

  • Centurion Siegebreaker 
  • Assault Centurions: Twin Melta, Omni
  • Assault Centurions: Twin Melta, Omni
  • Ironclad Dread
    • Lucious Drop Pod
  • First Company Task Force
  • Sternguard x 10
    • Drop Pod
  • Sternguard x 10
    • Drop Pod
  • Sternguard x 10
    • Drop Pod
  • Centurions
  • Centurion Devastators: Grav, Omni
  • Flesh Tearers 
  • Priest: Auspex
  • Scouts x 5
  • Drop Pod
  • Drop Pod
  • Drop Pod

Frankie’s Flameblade Strikeforce

Battle Demi Company    
HQ
Vulkan He’stan _ 1
Command Squad 5x Melta, Apothecary 1
Droppod _ 1
Troops
Tactical Squad Flamer, Combi-plasma (Master Crafted) 5
Droppod _ 1
Tactical Squad Flamer, Combi-plasma (Master Crafted) 5
Droppod _ 1
Tactical Squad Flamer, Combi-plasma (Master Crafted) 5
Droppod _ 1
Fast Attack
Attack Bike Multi-Melta 1
Heavy Support
Devastator Squad Mult-melta x 4 1
Droppod _ 1
1st Company Task Force
Sterngaurd Heavy Flamer x 2, Combi-Plasma (Master Crafted) 1
Droppod _ 1
Sterngaurd Heavy Flamer x 2, Combi-Plasma (Master Crafted) 1
Droppod _ 1
Sterngaurd Heavy Flamer x 2, Combi-Plasma (Master Crafted) 1
Droppod _ 1
Inquistion
Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Power Armor, Servo Skull x3 1

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List Review

Hey guys!

Hello from over the pond in (bloody cold and rainy!) Scotland! Huge fan of the show and your products. Thought I’d submit something a little different as an idea I came up with a few months ago: Double Reclaimation Legion Decurion Necrons.

Reclamation Legion

  • Nemesor Zahndrekh 150
  • 10 Warriors 130
  • 10 Warriors 130
  • 10 Immortals 170
  • 3 Tomb Blades 54

Reclamation Legion

  • Overlord: Voidreaper; Phase Shifter 135
  • 11 Warriors 143
  • 10 Warriors 130
  • 10 Immortals 170
  • 3 Tomb Blades 54

Canoptek Harvest

  • 4 Canoptek Wraiths: 4× Whip Coils 172
  • 3 Canoptek Scarabs 60
  • 1 Canoptek Spyder: Gloom Prism 60

Canoptek Harvest

  • 4 Canoptek Wraiths: 4× Whip Coils 172
  • 3 Canoptek Scarabs 60
  • 1 Canoptek Spyder: Gloom Prism 60

1,850 points

The idea is to have effectively two separate and functional forces that can split up to score objectives doing the standard unkillable Necron thing! I’ve found that the Overlord in the Reclaimation legion always has a big target on his head as he gives the 12″ bubble of re roll 1s on Reanimation protocols. This has two draw backs firstly once he’s dead you lose the benefit but you also end up clustering around the overlord to maximise the benefit!

Anyway let me know what you think, I’d like to squeeze in 10 lychguard with scythes to put Zahndrek in but I dunno where I’d get the points from! I *think* i need to take two auxiliary formations (Canoptek Harvests) to make it legal but not sure!

All the best and keep up the good work!

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11 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline #427 Space Marines: Angels of Death Review Part 1”

  1. Blightstar April 25, 2016 11:11 am
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    Note on tomorrows battlereport: Do note that Phase Shift allows vehicles to also ignore their arc-of-fire restrictions. So Stormlord can, if it wants to, fire its Vulcan Megabolter out of its arse.

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 25, 2016 11:49 am
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      Hmm, interesting reading of the rule. I can see it, though, and yeah, that is savage.

    • Arrias117 April 25, 2016 12:22 pm
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      I believe the Codex Astartes refers to that tactic as “The Chipotle Effect”.

  2. Duh_Ruckus April 25, 2016 11:21 am
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    Yes I am glad you guys finally put down ideas for list when you discuss new stuff…. But where is Jason’s list?

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 25, 2016 11:50 am
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      For the bat rep, tomorrow?

  3. dantejr April 25, 2016 3:38 pm
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    on flameblade, what is the synergy with combi-plasmas and flamers in the same squad?
    on the command squad, 5 meltas and Apothecary is legit now?^^

    • abusepuppy April 25, 2016 5:50 pm
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      You’ve been able to take full specials + Apoth for a while now. The Apothecary doesn’t replace any of the gear of the guy he upgrades from, just adds a Narthecium.

  4. YenYen April 26, 2016 12:19 pm
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    No Pedro Kantor in Sternhammer? That is wierd and yet so classic..

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 26, 2016 12:36 pm
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      I know, I didn’t get that, either.

  5. EvilCheesypoof April 29, 2016 5:39 am
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    So I was doing some math with the 30 Sternguard and it just seems like if the enemy has storm surges or Wraithknights the Sternguard aren’t doing much. I play against Tau and Eldar mostly and they make good tourney lists, how well would the stern hammer do against them do you think? I would plan on taking a Demi company for the ob sec, the 30 Sternguard and Grav centurions with librarian as allies.