So I'm sitting here at my parents for Christmas and I'm bored witless. No access to my hobby desk, which is well over 100 miles away. To amuse myself, I've been doodling ideas for army lists I'd like to do in the future.
One army that's always interested me are the Deathwing and the Dark Angels in general. I've always wanted to do a pure Deathwing force, but the idea of not being able to use Mortis Dreadnoughts has always bothered me and the purist in me balked at the idea of using the Space Wolves book to represent the Sons of the Lion, so the idea was shelved.
That's until my friend handed me a copy of Imperial Armour Apocalypse Second Edition yesterday as an early Christmas present. One of the (many many) options in the book is to field a Mortis Pattern Contemptor - the godsend I was waiting for and that sparked off a melting pot of ideas in my mind
So here's the 1750 point list I've been working out whilst steadily working my way through a bottle of rum:
Azrael, Supreme Grand Master
Belial, Master of the Deathwing
Deathwing Squad Azrael
Heavy Flamer, 2 x Lightning claws, Apothecary, Standard Bearer with Chapter Banner
Deathwing Squad Retribution
Lightning Claws, TH/SS, Assault Cannon, Chainfist, Power Fist
Deathwing Squad Deliverance
TH/SS, Heavy Flamer, Chainfist, Lightning Claws, Power Fist
Deathwing Squad Heavenfall
Assault Cannon, Chainfist, Lightning Claws, TH/SS, Power Fist
Contemptor Brethren Azakion, Mortis Pattern
2 x Kheres Assault Cannon, Extra Armour, Searchlight, Cyclone Launcher
Revered Brother Raziel
Venerable Dreadnought, Multi-Melta
The aim behind the list was to use Squads Azrael and Deliverance, led by Azrael and Belial respectively to spearhead the charge, while the other two squads and the Dreads give fire support.
I deliberately steered away from the usual Interrogator Chaplain as my second HQ, instead i felt that Azraels combat skills and 4+ blanket save over a squad were a better choice, especially when combined with LC's, FnP and a Chapter Banner in the squad he leads.
What do you think?