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Hey guys i'm completely new to blood angels and have no idea where to start. I would like to start with a small 500 Pts army list so any help would be appreciated. Any already made list or advice on how to make a list is welcome and appreciated.
 

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hi there, good choice with BA! IMO most variable sm codex, can field a variety of differant lists.

at 500 points you still even have some choice;
you can go for min troops (2 units of scouts) and 2 baals and a captain or something cheap.

you could go for a librarian jp and 2 units of assault marine squads (1 unit of 10, 1 of 5) and a sanguinary priest with one or 2 melta's.

you could even go for a risky 2 scouts and then get a couple furisio's.

DC army? (death company)

or you could go for standard sm army, 2 units of tactical marines with ML and flamers in rhino's and a captain or librarian.

hope this helps :)
 

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Hello.

Blood Angels tend to be an elite force so mostly they aren't numerous and have high point cost at the same time. At 500pts they'll most probably be both outgunned and outnumbered but the higher the point limit is, the better their synergy works.

Basics:
- you need 2 troops and one HQ;
- take assault marines as troops 'cause it's BA way;
- assault marines mostly go in units of 10 with 2 meltaguns and PF (and arrive by Descend of Angels) or ride in Razorbacks in units of 5 (because their transports are fast and you get them at discounted price);
- take Baal Predators when you can (unlikely in 500pts) - they can support both JP marines and Razorback spam;
- sanguinary priest is the greatest boon to your close combat force (should have one if you can).

2 variants below are "small mech" and "small DoA":
Librarian
+ Shield of Sanguinius, Unleash Rage
Assault squad
+ Power weapon
+ flamer
+ Razorback
+ TL assault cannon turret
Assault squad
+ Power weapon
+ flamer
+ Razorback
+ Lascannon/TL plasmagun turret
Attack bike (in bigger game fast attack slot should be occupied by Baals, IMHO)
+ Multi-melta

Librarian
+ Blood Lance, Unleash Rage
+ Jump pack
Sanguinary Priest
+ Jump pack
Assault squad
+ Power weapon
+ meltagun
+ 1 extra marine
Assault squad
+ Power weapon
+ hand flamer
+ meltagun
+ 1 extra marine

Maybe they aren't the most competitive, but they give you the idea of how BA can play. So it's up to you - decide if you need to pack a load of Razorbacks or extra flying assault marines.

Hope this helps.
 

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As above, they beat me to it. :) I bought a rather large army after doing some research on it. Is Budget at all a concern? I'd go with the three assault squads as troops, with a librarian as an HQ.

-Narik
 

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Thanks for the quick and helpful comments so far. I'll look into the troop choices some more. Money is not a concern at all, as in what so ever. I like to try the armies on the board rather then buy a big army straight off, and figure out I don't like them. I'll put together an army list after a few more comments. Thanks again!
 

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Or This one.

Librarian in Terminator Armor/Storm Bolter: 130 Shield of Sanguinius, Blood Lance
Scout Squad, Missile Launcher, Power weapon Sgt: 100
Scout Squad, Missile Launcher, Power weapon Sgt: 100
Predator, TL Las Cannon, Bolter Sponsons, Extra armor: 160
 

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Mine would look like this:

Librarian - 125
- Shield of Sanguinius and Unleashed Rage
- JP

Assault Marines Squad - 130
- 1x Meltagun
- Power Weapon
- Meltabombs

Scouts - 100
- 4x Sniper Rifles
- Missile Launcher
- 5x camo cloaks

Baal Predator - 145
- TL Assault Cannon
- Heavy Bolter Sponsons.

Depending on who get's first turn the Baal can scout forward or outflank, scouts can sit on an objective and give supporting fire and go to ground if need be to survive. ASM w/ libby can either deepstrike or hop behind the Baal for some cover and if they are caught in the open shield can at least provide a little extra safety, plus with unleashed rage you stand a good chance of getting a lot of hits and at lower point games their typically won't be a whole lot of really hard to kill units on the table so regular attacks should be sufficient.
 

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Well if you aren't doing a game that requires scoring units, I would go all out DC... They combine assaultiness and straight out intimidation... besides the DC Dreads just look AWESOME!!!
 
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