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Hello all, recently been thinking of what my 3rd army would be and ive decided i want it to be a force easy to trnsport that i think is cool and i have a few ideas and would like to hear yours.
1. Sm dreadnaught list, how effective?, (i dont know anything about SM) or what traits or chapter
2. Terminator list, same questions
3. a cool nid list with lots of fexs and trygons?
I just want to know how rational these lists are for friendly games just so i wont always loose.
Any other cool unique ideas are welcome
The new BA can have some beasty dreads.
You can have a librarian dread as HQ which can cast a spell to give itself wings and move as with a jump pack among other things. If you have a reasonable size squad of deathwatch you can have dreads as troops (1 dread per 5 deathwatch) which IIRC have fleet and some cool weapons. Can't remember if librarian spell can give them wings as well. Also I'm pretty sure there are normal dreads as heavy support, although I may be wrong, was too distracted by the other cool stuff, such as deep striking landraiders!
Nid wise I've seen lists with hive tyrant, guard, fex's and trygons backed up by small numbers of little critters. Went up against my crons and I tabled him without much problem, very few losses on my part. The big ones fall hard and don't put out enough attacks. You could end up with this problem with a dread army, although you'll prob have more ranged weapons than he had.
Termie armys can work quite well, although against someone who knows how to counter them you'll have a hard time. Against newer people you probably take them by surprise and get the victory. This army out of the 3 will definatly be the easiest to transport though if that concern is high on you list and I rekon will probably do the best out of the three.
Sometimes it all depends on what your first and second armies are. If you usually play fast armies, maybe its time to try a more steady army. If you usually play shooty armies, maybe its time to try a more close combat army.
However, me not being a space marine fan would have to go with your tyranid army. If the tyranid models looked better, I would've definitely chosen them as my first army .
Fear is of the unknown...
i dont really have any idea my first armies are speedy orks and chaos (competetive)
Okay i run termey list and a list thats vanilla with 6 dreadnoughts. with both of these list i run a unit of scouts to hold an objective. i run a terminator chaplin with the assualt termies. One squad assualt termies in LRC and reg termies in LR. Which list wins more against higher skilled 40k players is the termies the dreadnoughts overwhelme newbies alot.
Space marines 6 dread army Wins: 4 ties:2 Loses:7 Modified Standard nilla marines Wins:37 Ties:8 Loses 42 Daemonhunters Wins:3 Ties:0 Loses:1 Full assualt concept army wins: 6 Ties: none Loses: 2
If you're looking for a small army that's easy to transport, I'd nix the idea of a Tyranid army. Even if you max out on monstrous creatures, the Tervigon's will spew out a lot of gaunts, so you'll need plenty of extra models. You could just use warriors for troops, but I don't think it'd be that effective without at least 20-40 gaunts.
Dread lists work well, but I think the vanilla marines will work better than the Blood Angels for dread lists, since the marines can field 6 (when using a master of the forge), and can give them drop pods and lots of guns. Blood angels mainly have close combat focused dreads (going by what I've heard), which are nice, but not really enough to base an army around. Still, I'd check out the codex when it comes out, to be sure.
Terminator lists usually need a lot of Land Raiders as well, at least when using close combat focused terminators. Dark Angels Marines can take terminators as troops, which might be interesting. If you're going to revolve your army around them, however, I think Black Templar make the best terminator lists, since you can field small units with 2 assault cannons + tank hunters, which will shred transports to pieces.
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