Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Raven Guard startup ideas

So I am very close to starting my Raven Guard (as in the next couple of weeks) and thought I would share with you a 'dream' list I have concocted. I'm looking to do around 3000 points which includes Corax but excluding other HQs. It comprises of:

9 Legionaire: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol, Chainsword, Combat Blade; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (RG - Single Raven's Talon; Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades; RG - Infravisor) 210
4 Reconaissance Legionaire: 4× Sniper Rifle; Cameleoline; + 1 Reconaissance Legionaire Sergeant (Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades; RG - Infravisor) 185
19 Assault Legionaire: Hand Flamer (1in5); Plasma Pistol (1in5); 2× Power Weapon (1in5); + 1 Legionaire Assault Sergeant (RG - two Raven's Talon; Melta Bombs (sgt only); RG - Infravisor) 485

1 Legion Contemptor Deadnought: Twin-linked lascannon; DCCW Melta gun 215
10 Mor Deythan: 7× Combi-weapon; 1:3 Volkite Charger; 1:3 Meltagun; 1:3 M. Launcher w/ Suspensor (Frag and Krak missiles); Mor Deythan Shade (Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades; Melta-bombs (Sgt); RG - Infravisor) 316

RG - Dark Wing Pattern Storm Eagle Gunship 275
9 Dark Furies: + 1 Chooser Of The Slain (Melta Bombs (sgt only); Infravisor) 365
3 Sky Hunter Legionaire: Jetbike Volkite Culvarin (1in3); + 1 Sky Hunter Legionaire Sergeant (RG - Single Raven's Talon; RG - Infravisor) 190

Legion Fire Raptor Gunship: 4 Hellstrike missiles 220
Legion Sicaran Battle Tank: Armoured Ceramite; Sponson Lascannons 195

Primarch Corvus Corax 450

3,106 points

I like this list due to the fast attack nature of the assault options and love the look and rules of the special units. The hit and run philosophy of the Raven Guard come through quite nicely with the picking off from the recon squad and then has enough firepower from flyers and assault squads for some fast paced gameplay. The infravisors are more for show as they only do night vision but hey, who knows if you get thrown into a dark planet with no sun, or some Night Lords who love inflicting night fighting all the time!!

Let me know what you guys think, love to get some feedback about this list.

Darko Thane


  1. Think the list is very strong and fluffy. It screams hit and run and epitomises their fighting style. Think you have done very well there.

  2. Needs a brace of Javelins. The rest is fantastic!

  3. Nice start of a list! I honestly like having recon squads maxed out so its easier to pin or take out a special character in a squad as well as 6 bikes instead of three.

    Second note, I like the mor vein decked out with plasma combi-plasma. Tac on a centurion with the new void shield relic, they'll be a force to be reckoned with!

    1. Thanks for the comment, this is only a startup list but I will probably look to add to squads and equipment in the future. The relics are really nice and can't wait to see how they fare with this force. Really excited to start this now!!