Space Marine Bikes in a Standard List
Just thought I'd try and get some feedback about a certain idea I've been tossing around.
Somehow I don't expect it to be positive, but oh well.
I've been toying with my 1250 point list and came to an idea of adding a 3-man squad of bikers. Now after another change or two from my 1k point list I have exactly 150 points to play with. This could go to a squad of devastators with all missile launchers and ring it up exactly. Or, of course, the bikers.
Between the three of them, a combi-melta/flamer for the sergeant and a pair of flamers for the other two, it came up to 110 points, not all too bad. Change the flamers to meltaguns (me and my friends are pretty lax about that since meltaguns and flamers really look kinda like they do the same thing), and it tacks on for a total for 120. I'd also like to add that I've added a Vulkan He'stan counts-as for this same list, making all meltaguns and flamers twin-linked.
Now 5 toughness, 3+ save and possibly 3++ save marines that can get up in somebody's face pretty quick, I think, may be worth it. Three twin-linked flamers into a squad can cause some damage, same with three twin-linked melta shots into, say, a monolith, which could earn their points back pretty quick.
Personally I really like the idea of running them, not so much expecting effectiveness, but more because I'm a fluff-nut, and my chapter is supposed to utilize all faucets of war; and with a drop-podded dread and a small bike squad, I think it lands pretty squarely on the lightning-attack tactics that space marines are known for.
At the same time I don't want them to infinitely fail either, thus why I thought I'd ask everybody here for a little feedback. Lastly I'd like it noted that my army and it's lists are not, and probably never will be, competitive or made for tournament play in mind. I play with casually with my casual friends, and although I would like to win, it's not my sole reason for playing.
Anyways, can't wait to hear from you guys again. Always a pleasure to hear the great feedback you guys normally have to offer. Talk to you all soon!
“This is our next objective, our next battle, our next war, brothers. It is there that we shall teach the enemy the wrath of mankind, the wrath of our beloved emperor. With boltgun and chainsword shall we strike the enemy down in righteous vengeance. Our foes will know fear and death, for we are the emperor’s fury! None shall stay our wrath!”
- Chapter Master Tyreal Ardeus of the Crimson Gallants