Saturday, 21 May 2016

Double Trouble challenge

Luke at Darksun life challenged folk to use some of their oldest models for Double Trouble, in truth I don't have much, sure I've a lot of old models but they're not my earliest attempts at painting. But with the Dark Talon unlikely I could feasibly meet his challenge by using these guys my original metal Assault Squad.


 Hopefully folk won't mind they're short on Jump Packs, even though I'll be taking them with such.


I could also take my Rogue Trader Rhino


I could also be taking my old Devastators




Of course these guys now look like this.


Theoretically I could also put together a Battle Demi-Company but the Double Trouble rules state I can only take 1 Formation.


So I wouldn't be able to take the Ravenwing, which would make taking my legacy Chaplain Infernus  pointless!


I'd also need to fill out the list with Brother Cask, but I'd probably want him in a Drop Pod and unfortunately I've only got one part painted but unmade and one made but only undercoated, neither of which are useful.


So I have four lists models meeting Lukes criteria in green, models not painted in red:

DA list 1
  • Techmarine
  • Deathwing Command Squad x 5, with Apothecary
  • Scout Squad x 5, with camo cloaks and sniper rifles
  • Tactical Squad x 5, with Missile Launcher and Rhino
  • Assault Squad x 5, with Jump Packs and Flamer
  • Ravenwing Bike Squad x 3, with Plasma Gun
  • Ravenwing Bike Squad x 3, with Plasma Gun
This list was what I had started with then added the Asault Marines to accommodate Luke's challenge and when I realised the Dark Talon was unlikely.

DA list 2
  • Techmarine
  • Scout Squad x 5, with camo cloaks and sniper rifles
  • Tactical Squad x 5, with Flamer and Rhino
  • Tactical Squad x 5, with Missile Launcher
  • Assault Squad x 5, with Jump Packs
  • Ravenwing Bike Squad x 3, with Plasma Gun and Melta Bomb
  • Ravenwing Bike Squad x 3, with Plasma Gun
  • Devastator Squad x 5, with Missile Launchers
Then  I realised I could make a Battle demi-company and tried to do that, realising at the end this was a Formation and therefore I wouldn't be able to take the Ravenwing squads alongside the Formation as the DT rules say only one formation, so no extras. Therefore I got rid of the chaplain on bike, swapped him with the Techmarine which I can enter into the Character painting competition because best army is no chance (particularly when I know what that competition is gonna be like) and I've no best conversion or worthy vehicle either. 
DA Demi company
  • Chaplain
  • Dreadnought, with drop pod
  • Tactical Squad x 5, with Flamer and Rhino
  • Tactical Squad x 5, with Missile Launcher
  • Tactical Squad x 5, with Missile Launcher
  • Assault Squad x 5, with Jump Packs and Flamer
  • Devastator Squad x 5, with Missile Launchers
Understanding the DT limitations a bit more I tried to make a proper Battle demi-company and came up with this, with the drop pod being the real issue. I suppose I could find an alternative something with those points...
Tyranid list
  • Hive Tyrant, wings and Devourers
  • Tervigon
  • Malanthrope
  • Ripper Swarm x 3
  • Termagant x 10
  • Carnifex with Devourers
 Lastly, old faithful. What I'd take if nids were the only option.
What do you guys think of my choices? I think list 2 is the best option personally.