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ok this is my first stab at a Ravenwing 1500 pt army
advice, obviously, is definitely appreciated
but ive been researching and i believe this is actually a pretty decent army

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Sammael, Master of the Ravenwing: 205 pts

Troops

(6) Attack Squad 1: 430 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Fist & Meltabombs
-Apothecary
-2 Flamers
-Attack Bike MM
-Speeder HB/AC

(6) Attack Squad 2: 395 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Sword
-2 Flamers
-Attack Bike MM
-Speeder HB/AC

(6) Attack Squad 3: 395 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Sword
-2 Flamers
-Attack Bike MM
-Speeder HB/AC

Fast Attack

Support Squad: 75 pts
-Speeder MM/Typhoon
 

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Seems okay to me. I wouldn't bring the Typhoon, and just bring a straight multi-melta land speeder. If you do bring the Typhoon, put a heavy bolter on there instead of the melta. I'd also consider trading out one of the flamers in each squad for either a meltagun or a plasma rifle.
 

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agree with Horus.
Also,20 models total? way too few.
no, i dont believe ur counting the Attack Bikes and Speeders as separate
its 6 bikes along with 1 Attack Bike and 1 Speeder
sorry for the misunderstanding, probably should have specified
so i actually have about 26, still not that much, but better than 20 :mrgreen:


and something like this you would say is better list:


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Sammael, Master of the Ravenwing: 205 pts

Troops

(6 Bikes) Attack Squad 1: 430 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Fist
-Apothecary
-Flamer, Meltagun
-Attack Bike MM
-Speeder HB/AC

(6 Bikes) Attack Squad 2: 400 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Sword
-Flamer, Meltagun
-Attack Bike MM
-Speeder HB/AC

(6 Bikes) Attack Squad 3: 400 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Sword
-Flamer, Meltagun
-Attack Bike MM
-Speeder HB/AC

Fast Attack

Support Squad: 65 pts
-Speeder MM
 

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Really, dude... for Ravenwing, I don't think you can get much better.

The army will always be outnumbered, but the average toughness and speed of the army is well above the norm.

Have you tested out this new list?
 

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I've played the Ravenwing alot and its best to make an Assualt Squad, Ant-MEQ Squad, Anti GEQ squad, and then and an Anti-Vehicle unit. This way you can attempt to hide and out manuever as much as possible and make sure that when you strike it counts and the return isn't as punishing.

Sammael is the best Landspeeder and all you will need in that department. Whatever point you have left over should be used to add more bike squads with redundant purposes or dual roles and maybe another Landspeeder.

Overall you cannot do much with Ravenwing but I would definately avoid more then 1 additional AC/HB Landspeeder with Sammael. You definately need 1 Heavy Flamer in thier.

I'm not an expert though I just know what has got me by in the past.
 

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here is an all bike ravenwing army i made in like 10 mins-ish
except Sammael, he has to be on Land Speeder obviously :mrgreen:

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Sammael : 205 pts

Troops:

(6) Attack Squad 1 : 350 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Fist
-Apothecary
-Standard Bearer
-Flamer, Meltagun
-Attack Bike MM

(6) Attack Squad 2 : 315 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Fist & Meltabombs
-Flamer, Meltagun
-Attack Bike MM

(6) Attack Squad 3 : 315 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Fist & Meltabombs
-Flamer, Meltagun
-Attack Bike MM

(6) Attack Squad 4 : 315 pts
-Sgt w/ Power Fist & Meltabombs
-Flamer, Meltagun
-Attack Bike MM


but ill see what i can come up with have specific squads to be "anti" to certain things
and sorry, but i dont know what MEQ and GEQ mean
i have an idea, but im not totally sure
 

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What i have learned from experience is to not put the banner and apothecary on one squad, it then becomes a huge target.

GEQ=Gaunt equivalent
MEQ=Marine equivalent
 

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I like the list with the 3 Tornados, the MM Speeder, and the MotRW better. The number of shots that list can put out at medium range will be the only thing keeping those bikes alive in the face of horde assaulty armies.
 

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I like the list with the 3 Tornados, the MM Speeder, and the MotRW better. The number of shots that list can put out at medium range will be the only thing keeping those bikes alive in the face of horde assaulty armies.
i actually do too
i just kind of made it to make it :mrgreen:
and to see what opinions i could get out of it

and thanx for the MEQ and GEQ thing
but i dont think i can have enough units to actually have anti for each

i just have to make my squads as versatile as possible and just out think, and out flank my opponent as best i can
 

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Rending and meltaguns take care of anything MEq. Everything takes care of GEq, lol.

Just consider this... Only engage in mêlée if you must to ensure that you don't lose even more models if you don't immediately engage in mêlée. Use terrain to move/shoot with the majority of your force on one flank. Never let yourself be seen by the entire opposing army or you can kiss your tailpipe goodbye. But most of all, Have fun with the Ravenwing. They are not designed to be a competitive force, even though with a bit of luck, they can be.
 

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3 Landspeeder Tornados seems a bit much to me but meh. All of the advice given is good. The real Strength of the ravenwing is to dance and strike only when your opponent cannot counter strike with results.

When I play Ravenwing I use my Speeders and Attack Bikes to drop long range Anti-Vehicle as fast and hard as I can while my force hides and waits for an opportunity. Sammael with that AV 14 can then sit rear unexposed and shoot while your bikes dodge combat.

It becomes a posturing game but one that can win against alot of army lists.
 

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thanx for all the advice
im pretty sure i got my list just about finalized
just got the see how it does in combat for awhile be4 i make any major changes, if any

dont worry, ill have fun with the ravenwing
what isnt fun about a fast army that can destroy those annoying 'Nids :mrgreen:
 

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i know this is a old list but i would suggest the you take out the land speeder in the attack squad in the first list because if you buy it cheeper in points and you can up grade it more for the same cost Just my oppnion
 
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