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Old 06 Aug 2007, 01:17   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats wrong with chaos bikers?

hey all im just wondering why i never see any army list that fields bikes,
its not that there a bad unit they may be a bit pricey but can be very versatile and made to fit many situations such as setting a squad up with a flamer and taking out infantry fast or a meltagun and melting tanks.
so there you have it my question why dont i ever see bikes in the army lists out there.
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 02:22   #2 (permalink)
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I use them in my Black Legion "Speed Freeks" force - Even the Lord is mounted on a bike. I find the "turbo-boost" especially handy, as they DO seem to attract every heavy weapon on the board...

They do tend to suffer versus "shooty" armies, such as Tau and IG, as those armies can pump out enough shots that even a 3+ invuln doesn't get far. AND they're not too handy in holding objectives...
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 02:47   #3 (permalink)
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I expect that they'll see more play in the coming months as the new codex comes out. T6 Bikers For The Win. That'll greatly increase their resilience and usefulness at holding objectives. Plus it'll help them get into and last longer in close combat, as well as acting as a scouting force.
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 14:50   #4 (permalink)
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They are very useful when your fighting CC armies such as Orks and Tyranid because you can outmanuver the Ork and intercept the tyranid. They are also good at assisting a Chaos Lord or Daemon Prince with wings because they can keep up with him and also make sure he isn't easily charged by a useless squad of enemy pee-ons, as long as you keep them both seperate. Another use for them is to distract tanks. Charge them at tanks to make the tank move in a direction thats not where the enemy really wants it to go(pisses oponnents off), and if your lucky you may even destroy the thing They are best used without any upgrades as your guarenteed to lose these guys, so also dont take more than 6. Thats what works for me anyway.
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 03:21   #5 (permalink)
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ya this is all great stuff but it still doesnt answer my question why do i never see anyone using bikes? ???
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 03:31   #6 (permalink)
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Because everyone pours there points into there uber lord!


And it may be that there a huge sponge and soak up a lot of fire, and only get 1 attack, then have whatever add ons, like charging, extra ccw. Why get that, when I can buy a whole nother unit of infiltrating marines? more survivability ( imo) and more models.
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 03:41   #7 (permalink)
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thank you for giving me as close to an answer as i can get i thought it had something to do with to many points im not as expierienced in points matters because i have a relatively small army an tend to throw everything i have into my army for larger point battles(i seriously listed my entire army on my help me beat tao yes i know i spelt it wrong with chaos forum).
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 03:50   #8 (permalink)
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Personally I never use them because the models are way to exprnsive, money wise that is.

If they lowered the cost, on top of updating the current models, I would definately use them in my army.
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 06:42   #9 (permalink)
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I'd use them if I could, but as of now its illegal in a DG army. When the new codex comes out, Nurgle Marked Bikes with Meltas. The best anti i'll ever need. I see them in alot of World Eaters lists, they provide a pretty nice combat niche' (though they are expensive).
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Old 07 Aug 2007, 14:19   #10 (permalink)
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I do use them They're a bit unrealiable, though - sometimes they do wonders, other times they get slaughtered before they can say "Slaanesh". And yes, they are expensive... Still, it's a great way to bring my Terminator Lord with his retinue close to the frontline (teleport homer on my biker champion).
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