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Two prospective Dark Angel tournament lists 2000pts
« on: November 10, 2017, 12:43:12 AM »
There is a tournament coming up that I am thinking about going to, but I'm torn on two prospective lists.  One is pretty much a pure Deathwing list, whereas the other is a mishmash of Dark Angels and Imperial forces.

Quote from: List One
Battalion
HQ
Company Master:  Bolt Pistol, Chainsword.  74pts
Librarian on a bike:  Force stave, Bolt Pistol.  135pts

Elites
Vindicare Assassin90pts

Troops
5 Custodes:  Vexilla & Storm Shield; 1x Sentinel Blade & Storm Shield; 3x w/ Guardian Spears.  285pts
5 Tactical Marines:  Lascannon.  90pts
5 Tactical Marines:  Lascannon.  90pts

Fast Attack
Ravenwing Darkshroud138pts

Heavy Support
Custodes Venerable Land Raider364pts

Super-Heavy Auxiliary
Knight Crusader:  Avenger Gatling, Rapid-fire Battle Cannon, Stormspear Rocket Pod.  585pts

Total Points:  2000pts
Command Points:  6
Total Drops:  9
Model Count:  26

This list feels like it has a more balanced approach and can deal with multiple threats, while still having sufficient coverage to look after objectives.

Quote from: List 2
Vanguard
HQ
Asmodai145pts

Elites
5 Deathwing Knights:  Watcher in the Dark.  255pts
5 Deathwing Terminators:  Cyclone Missile Launcher & Claws; Sergeant w/ Shield & Hammer; 3x Storm Bolters & Fists.  284pts
5 Deathwing Terminators:  Cyclone Missile Launcher & Claws; Sergeant w/ Shield & Hammer; 3x Storm Bolters & Fists.  284pts

Heavy Support
Land Raider Crusader287pts

Vanguard
HQ
Belial:  Sword of Silence & Storm Bolter.  150pts
Librarian:  Force Sword & Combi-Grav.  122pts

Elites
Deathwing Ancient:  Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield.  143pts
Deathwing Apothecary77pts
5 Deathwing Terminators:  Sergeant w/ Lightning Claws; Assault Cannon / Fist; 3x Storm Bolters / Fists.

Total Points:  1997
Command Points:  5
Total Drops:  5 or 6 depending on character placement
Model Count:  26
Asmodai, Ancient, and Librarian jump into the Land Raider with the Deathwing Knights.  Terminator Squads deep strike with Belial.  Apothecary will either be in the Raider or deep striking depending on where I feel he is needed.  A much more traditional Deathwing army, but very reliant on characters to maximize damage potential.

If I go with the second list, I just have to finish painting my Deathwing Knights, Apothecary, and Librarian.  If I go with the first list, I have to paint the Land Raider from scratch.

Personally, I am leaning more towards the first list because I think it will hit harder and be more entertaining to play (and I may or may not want to paint a golden Land Raider), but I wanted to get some thoughts from you guys.
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