Army List: Bikers

I have taken a fancy on an all biker list recently. The vroom factor, the excitement of fast moving bikers, are taking a hold on my heart. I want to build an all biker list.

That said, there are two builds for an all bikers list at 1750pts: Ravenwing (Dark Angels) and White Scars (Space Marines).

I have come up with an army list for each of the army.

Ravenwing
HQ
01 Master Sammael (Jetbike: Plasma Cannon, TL-Storm Bolter, Sword of Raven/Bolt Pistol)
TROOP/FAST ATTACK
07 Ravenwing Attack Squadron (Sgt w/ Power Fist/Bolt Pistol, 01 Melta Bomb, 02 Plasma Gun, Apothecary, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
04 Ravenwing Attack Squadron (Sgt w/ Bolt Pistol, 02 Plasma Gun, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
04 Ravenwing Attack Squadron (Sgt w/ Bolt Pistol, 02 Plasma Gun, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
04 Ravenwing Attack Squadron (Sgt w/ Bolt Pistol, 02 Plasma Gun, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
04 Ravenwing Attack Squadron (Sgt w/ Bolt Pistol, 02 Plasma Gun, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
04 Ravenwing Attack Squadron (Sgt w/ Bolt Pistol, 02 Plasma Gun, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
04 Ravenwing Attack Squadron (Sgt w/ Bolt Pistol, 02 Plasma Gun, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
8KP, 1750pts

Space Marines
HQ
01 Captain (Relic Blade, Bike)
05 Command Squad (01 Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield, 03 Lightning Claw/Storm Shield/Melta Bomb, 01 Apothecary, 05 Bikes)
01 Captain (Relic Blade, Bike)
05 Command Squad (01 Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield, 03 Lightning Claw/Storm Shield/Melta Bomb, 01 Apothecary, 05 Bikes)
TROOP
06 Bikers (Sgt w/ Combi-Melta/Bolt Pistol/Melta Bomb, 02 Melta Gun/Bolt Pistol, 05 Bikes, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
06 Bikers (Sgt w/ Combi-Melta/Bolt Pistol/Melta Bomb, 02 Melta Gun/Bolt Pistol, 05 Bikes, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
06 Bikers (Sgt w/ Combi-Melta/Bolt Pistol/Melta Bomb, 02 Melta Gun/Bolt Pistol, 05 Bikes, Attack Bike: Multi Melta)
7KP, 1750pts

Ravenwing
Pros:
1. Great background. Ravenwing is characterful. It has it’s own battle force with plenty of bits/bling.
2. Fearless. All Ravenwing units are fearless.
3. Scout move. Although they cannot turbo-boost, still it’s 12″ closer.

Cons:
1. Not much close combat capability. Only Master Sammael is quite killy.
2. All units are relatively small in size. Easy to kill off.
3. Plenty of kill points to give since Attack Bikes operate independently after deployed. 15KP total.

Space Marines
Pros:
1. Super killy command squads: What more can be said? 4 Storm Shields, 4 power weapons. This unit can shoot, fight and take quite some punishment.
2. With reference to point 1, Space Marines bikers can assault into opponent.
3. Bigger squad size: Ted harder to wipe off compare to Ravenwing.
4. Combat tactics: Ability to fall back when needed to stay out of assault as needed.

Cons:
1. Only 3 scoring unit.

I am seriously tied now. Which army will better suit me? Which army will really be fun to play with?

What do you think? Your opinion are needed.

Thank you in advance.

*Picture taken without permission.
*Edited text when I learned that Ravenwing Attack Bikes must deploy independently.

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3 thoughts on “Army List: Bikers

  1. I also have bikelists

    I went with C:SM, bought 5 ravenwing battleforces though..
    Using the bits for my ohter armies too.

    When the darkangel codex gets redone I’ll see what they do with the ravenwing.

    One doesn’t exclude the other, just don’t glue down the guys to the bike and you can switch betwen commandsquad-dude and normal dude..

  2. I am half-hearted to want to build any biker list now. In my small community of 40K games, there is 3 more players who is already building or has built biker list.

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