As might be evident from reading this blog, I don't play a whole lot of the actual game, instead focussing on painting. Once or twice a year this changes, and I get the chance to bring out an Army and engage with the gamer side of the community.
The downside, is that my list building skills are non existent. My goal is to make sure my opponent and I have a good game. Part of that though, is not bringing such a bad list, that there is no fun for the other player. This cuts both ways. The list needs to be solidly middle ground, neither broken, nor cakewalk. Aside from Horus, who should be a death dealing machine, my NOVA Narrative list looked pretty lacking in AV14 abilities. It was also lacking in speed. Hopefully this squad of jet bikes will solve my fast moving scoring and melts-bombing capabilities.
Now for the question. I had the choice of replacing one of the heavy bolters with a melta gun, but instead I opted to give the squad melta bombs. Is this practical? I could scrimp and scrape and have a melta gun and melta bombs but it would leave my large tac squad vulnerable to walkers.
Ok.. time for everyone to snicker at these models. Go ahead, FW deserves that. In game these guys are basically single shot highly explosive suicide mission troops. The leave as fast as they come.