Saturday, 19 December 2015

Battle Bunnies 20 Legions of Xmas; Raven Guard

On the Nineteenth day of Xmas The Emperor gave to me:

Shadows of Death
Fire-breathing lizards
Holy Beliefs
Sor-cerers a' cast-in'
Poi-son and cont-a-gion
Big blue bastards
12 Butchers Nails
Ten Ma-chine addicts
9 Angels weeping
Psy-chos a' skin-in'
Seven breachers breaching
Sa-vage laugh-ing kill-ers!
Dirty ditch diggers
+++Records Expunged+++
And a Legion full of mys-ter-y

Legion: XIX
Name: Raven Guard
Former Names: 19th Legion
Primarch: Corvus Corax
First Captain at outbreak of Heresy: Agapito
Forge World Paint scheme:
Not known

Alternative Paint scheme: 
Black armour
Spray black...debrief and cocktails...only joking!
Spray the model with FWs Corax Black
Wash with Nuln oil

Typical 2500pt list:

Praetor: lightning claw (Raven's Talon); infravisor; cameleoline 140

9 Tactical Space Marines: + 1 Tactical Sergeant (combi-weapon; melta bombs) 165
• Drop Pod 35
9 Tactical Space Marines: + 1 Tactical Sergeant 150
4 Reconnaissance Marines: 4× sniper rifle; + 1 Reconnaissance Sergeant 145

9 Mor Deythan Strike Squad: 9× sniper rifle; + 1 Mor Deythan Shade (sniper rifle) 275
Contemptor Dreadnought Talon
• Contemptor Dreadnought: twin-linked autocannon; chainfist 190

Darkwing Pattern Storm Eagle Gunship 275
1 Javelin Attack Speeder: twin-linked lascannon 85
9 Dark Furies: 9× pair of Raven's Talons; + 1 Chooser of the Slain 415

Sicaran Battle Tank: lascannon sponsons 175

Corvus Corax 450

2,500 points

List Summary:
My HQ is a praetor with cameleoline cloak and Ravens talon. Think I will march him forward with my foot tactical squad. Then I have a drop pod coming in for a tactical insertion!
The recon squad and Mor Deythan will perch on higher ground taking potshots to take out commanders and valuable units.
I have chosen a Contemptor for a bit of extra firepower and to try to get in and mince up tanks.
Fast attack comprises a Darkwing Storm Eagle and javelin for some fast moving heavy weapons able to cause a bit of havok. The Dark Furies can leap around and support the other foot soldiers. 
Heavy Support is a single Sicaran (fast tank) which is a nice option for taking on fast moving units and tanks alike.
Of course Corax hisself will be there...probably mincing around with the Dark Furies!!

I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed planning. Sorry for the pants transfers haven't turned up in time. It's the first one I will redo next year lol.



  1. I think the list captures them well! Looks like it would be fun to play with and against! The moritat is a great fluff choice, intrigued to see how they do the field of battle!

    1. Unfortunately it has come to my attention that I had stupidity for dinner and moritats can't be primary HQ choices. It has therefore been replaced with a boring praetor...sadfacecry.

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing the Dark Furies, I think they'll look awesome next to Corax. It's about time we see another primarch!

  3. Recon marines aren't worth taking for Raven Guard players, they are more expensive than and Mor Deythan and not as good. So you know. :)