Sons of Corax (Raven Guard)

Raven Guard, the sons of Corax. These are one of my more recent army endeavors, partly inspired by reading the recent Horus Heresy Novels. So I got to looking which models I could salvage from other armies, and came up with a few scouts, a drop pod, land speeder, a venerable dread and enough tactical/assault troops for a decent sized army. Add in the scout passengers from a couple of land speeder storm and a couple of character models and I had my army.


The theme of the army was a rapid strike force led by Shrike and with 20 of each scouts/tactical/assault marines. A bit of firepower is provided by the Venerable Dread and land speeder. I scavenged a few of the tactical marines from my long term Luna wolves army, which means they are Forgeworld older MKs of armour. The scouts took extensive conversion from the storm passengers and all the troops have been kitted out with forgeworld brass etch. This is the army:


Shrike
Chaplain + JP / Captain Korvadye
Tactical squad (10) + Drop pod
Tactical squad (10)
Assault squad (10)
Assault squad (10)
Scout squad (5)
Scout squad (5)
Scout squad (5)
Scout squad (5)
Venerable Dreadnought
Land Speeder
Thunderfire cannon
Thunderfire cannon

So far the army has performed well in combat with 2 wins and one loss. So far, I find it either performs very effectively or not at all. Considering it has no mechanised element and is from a mid-range competitive codex I can't complain though and enjoy not having to rely on rhinos for a change. Most recently I have played the army with Korvadye alongside Shrike, which gives their squads hit and run and infiltrate respectively, but more importantly makes assault squads troops and gives the entire army fleet. The flexibility of the scout squads also allows the army to be tailored to the mission/deployment nicely, whether you choose to first turn assault with melta bombs/power fists or outflank later on.

Here is an example 2000pt army list:


Shrike 1 195 0
Korvadye 1 155 0
Dreadnought 1 105 Plasma cannon 10
Tac 10 170 PW, melta, combimelta, ML 30
Tac 10 170 PF, melta, combimelta, ML 40
Scouts 10 140 ML, combimelta, PW, MBs 40
Scouts 10 140 PF, combimelta, HB 45
Assault 10 190 PF, 2 plas 55
Assault 10 190 2 LCs, 2 flamers, MBs 55
Speeder 1 50 HF, melta 20
Thunderfire 1 100 0
Thunderfire 1 100 0
1705 295

Below are pictures of the entire army in various states of completion, ranging from basecoated to finished: