Hello again interwebs! Last time we talked about the return of the mechanized space marine army, specifically the Rhino Rush (check it out here). This time we’ll get down and dirty with some hot list building action! Today I’m going to be making lists that try to capitalize on mass objective secured, I’ll make a Rhino Rush with Chaos Space Marines and regular Space Marines.
Chaos Space Marines
Huron Blackheart is basically an auto include for this style of list so he is going to be my HQ. CSM can’t combat squad but by purchasing just 5 man troop units you’re basically buying a combat squad anyway. While you’ll never be able to field as much OS scoring as your vanilla brethren, you still can do quite well for yourself.
- 5 Man CSM Squad w/ Plasmagun, Combi-Plasma, in a Rhino w/ Warpflame Gargoyles, Havoc Launcher, and Dozerblades x4
- 5 Man CSM Squad w/ Meltagun, Combi-Melta, and Melta Bombs in a Land Raider w/ Dozerblades x2
- Helldrake w/ Baleflamer x2
This list gives me 10 units with OS, the Landraiders will have it so long as the 5 man squads stay in them and most of the time I can infiltrate/outflank 2 units. LR’s are no easy out either and I have 2 of them backed up by 2 Helldrakes. It’s mobile enough that I can get to where a need to be and its killy enough that I have the firepower to deal with most types of enemies. A friend of mine has been running something similar since the start of 7th and had success. He takes Oblits and Chosen as opposed to the hellturkeys which I’m not opposed to trying, I’m just not ready to give up on my beloved dragons yet!
Space Marines play the objective game a bit better than their spiky evil brethren, Reecius over at Frontline Gaming has a Ravenguard list that demonstrates this point perfectly. Tactical Squads who combat squad in a Rhino are 3 different units with OS for all intents and purpose, this offers an insane amount of scoring potential as it is more than most armies can kill in a game. I’m going to go with Ravenguard and White Scars for this list as I want as much outflanking options as possible.
- 6 man Scout Squad with Camo Cloaks and Sniper Rifles
- 10 Man Tactical Squad w/ Multi Melta and Plasma Gun in a Rhino with Dozerblades x5
White Scars Detachment
- Khan w/ Moondrakken
- 5 Man bike Squad w/ 2 Grav guns, Attack Bike w/ Multi-melta
This list can field a whopping 20 units with OS, most of which are quick or can outflank. It completely crushes the CSM list with regards to scoring and maneuverability at a cost of (somewhat) reduced firepower. I’d be lying if I said I was cool with no Centurions but the point of this list is mass scoring. If it turns out I need the fire power boost I suppose I could add them, though I don’t see myself using this list much as I’m already busy with buying Templars and have a full CSM army available. None the less I’d like to see it in action, FLG has a couple of battle reports featuring their version of it in action (find them here), though they’re all from 6th when the army was much weaker. I look forward to seeing them post a new one and gauge how it performs now, cause in theory it seems very solid!
Thats all for today folks, I’m supposed to be getting a game against some Necrons this week, if so I will try to post a batrep. Until next time!