Saturday, August 20, 2011
Death Wing Development: Shields Vs Storm Bolters!
As I progress through Death Wing list development (the last game of 'Ard boyz was my 7th game with them in 5th ed), I have the feeling I might need some stormbolters. I love my Hammers and Shields, but I am starting to feel the need for fire support beyond missiles and lascannons. Perhaps some of you could chime in with constructive advice. Here is the list I am working with at 1850:
5x termie squads all hammer and shield with cyclones in each squad and one upgraded with a apothecary and standard.
3x single typhoons with multi-meltas
2x las/auto cannon preds
My 'Ard Boyz list just added a 6th squad of termies and a dakka pred.
I am thinking maybe two squads should take storm bolters and fists with cyclones, so I can plug those nearby squads without having to chase them down. The cyclone on krak mode should kill a marine or two and so should the storm bolters, while a frag and storm bolters will do dome damage to any lesser troops.
This is a conclusion I have come to over the last few games, where scrapping a handful of the enemy could have made the difference in a game. Furthermore, I think that two squads without shields would mess up the enemy target priority a little more and further ensure the survival of the command squad to do its job or maybe buy some time for the preds (which I am not convinced belong in my list).
Anyway, those are my current musings. Any DW players out there have an expert opinion? Any non DW players want to throw down their thoughts? Let's hear what you think?