This week I'm gonna post some more Chaos stuff as they are the awesome. This is a Nightlords list that I have mostly built. However, this list uses the Blood Angels Codex to fit the theme of fast raiding Nightlords. Above is my version of Dante, who will lead the army. I am working on getting the parts to convert up the unit of Sanguinary Guard in the same style, all with Possessed wings.
My outlook on the Nightlords gives me the impression that they would just fall from the sky under cover of darkness, all the while yelling obscenities and smashing right into the enemy. They are very stealthy and do lightning fast raiding then withdraw. The Blood Angels allows this perfectly. They can have all jump infantry as troops and with Descent of Angels can take a few risk getting close on the drop. Check out the list:
Sanguinary Guard x 5 - 1 with Banner, 1 with powerfist, 3 with infernus pistols
Sanguinary Priests x 3 - All 3 have jumppacks - 1 with powerweapon & hand flamer - 1 with powersword - 1 with powerfist
Assault Squad x 10 - 2 with meltaguns - Srg with powerweapon
Assault Squad x 10 - 2 with flamers - Srg with pair of lightning claws
Assault Squad x 10 - 2 with meltaguns - Srg with powerfist
Assault Squad x 10 - 2 with plasma pistols - Srg with powerweapon & plasmapistol
5 scoring units
I have already built the 40 raptors that I am using as Assault marines for this army. In fact, I built these during 3rd edition when the Chaos codex had special rules for Nightlords players allowing this many. I swapped a couple special weapons, but otherwise they are the same as before. I have also converted a Sanguinor and Dante from Possessed parts and will do the same for the Sanguinary Guard and probably same for priest with modifications. I think all of these are easily recognizable as their Blood Angel counterparts and should have little bearing on gameplay with most opponents.
For this list I chose a couple of high points costs HQs. I know I could swap Sanguinor for another whole unit of raptors but that would require 10 more models and money. Plus he is pretty awesome and if anything will give something to soak wounds for army since they drop and sit for a turn. I took a fair amount of special weapons and with some good drops should be able to knock down a few tanks or key enemy units initially. Dante will drop with Sanguinary Guard and infernus pistols to pretty much guarantee dead target on drop. The priests will be split up around the army to offer their services of course. Pretty much the plan is drop as much stuff in the opponents face as possible, then weather the storm and hopefully have enough left to finish the job. If not, whatever, it's a game and this style will offer a great story at least.
I obviously like this list as I am currently building it, so let me know what you think. And I know just another jump army, but at least it's Chaos and not a bunch of followers of the False Emperor.