Friday, December 10, 2010

"Hobby List of the Week": Blood Angels - Dread List

Couldn't find suitable pic, so showing my Khorne Landraider again

This week I'm gonna put out a list I came up with a while back.  Everyone knows the BA codex allows the use of lots of dreadnoughts.  I wanted a list with plenty of them, but not going overboard.  There is no real fluff or story to go with this list.  I just thought it would be cool to drop a bunch of dreads on the table using Drop Pods.    On with the list:


Sanguinary Priest - meltabombs

Assault Squad # 1 - 10 dudes with 2 meltaguns - Srg with powerfist and meltabombs
Dedicated Transport - Land Raider Redeemer - multimelta

Assault Squad # 1 - 10 dudes with 2 flamers - Srg with powerfist 
Dedicated Transport - Land Raider Redeemer - multimelta

Furioso Dreadnought - Blood Talons - Heavy Flamer in Drop Pod

Furioso Dreadnought - Blood Talons - Heavy Flamer in Drop Pod

Dreadnought - Multimelta - Heavy Flamer in Drop Pod

Dreadnought - Multimelta - Heavy Flamer in Drop Pod

Dreadnought - Assault Cannon - Heavy Flamer in Drop Pod

2,000 pts
18-20 killpoints
2-4 scoring units
34 models

This list is very light on numbers of models, but is really heavy on killpoints because of all the pods.  Pretty much you just hope for a good first turn.  This means zooming the raiders as far forwards as possible(probably toward strong flank) and dropping your choice of 3 dreadnoughts on the weakest flank of the opponent.  I say this because with so few models you want to split your opponents army into two parts.  Hopefully, one of your sides will do really well and need no support.  If this happens you have two more dreads in pods to support the side of your army that falls apart.  The Sanguinary Priest rides with either unit and lends his bubble to hopefully both units.  Mephiston follows either Landraider until he gets there and then starts beating face.  Army includes enough melta to get the job done on mech with some luck and enough templates to make foot armies think twice about getting to close.

Mainly, this army relies on confusing your opponent with multiple targets.  All targets on the board will present major threats to most armies.  Three dreadnoughts in your deployment zone must be dealt with.  Also, 2 landraiders full of Assault marines must be dealt with, especially if they have the Feel No Pain and Furious Charge bubble.  Mephiston is a really big threat also.  So, it should be fun getting in there and taking names with this army.  On the other hand, three Long Fang missile squads and a bunch of lascannon Razorbacks could spoil your game before you even started good with some hot rolling.  And probably wouldn't be a good idea to just throw this army at a Vulkan-melta & TH-SS spam army.

All in all, not a real competitive army against other really competitive armies.  But, if you're just out to have a good time with some buddies, it would be something to pull out of the bag.  Hope you enjoyed seeing my take on a multiple threat army list, using lots of hard targets that don't leave you a lot of time to deal with them.  Similar lists can be made with books other than the Blood Angels, but lots of armored dreads, a couple Landraiders and Mephiston are some of the hardest units in the game, all in one book.


  1. Awww, its not DC based :P
    Personally I'd go for a killer list with nothing scoring and a cheap HQ, since Mephy is like two dreads, although argueably more dangerous :D

  2. I do have a non-scoring Khorne list coming up that is written from the BA codex. It is one of the better theme list I have with some great modelling to do. I'll get this one up this week.