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I have a bunch of terminators, and really like the new models -- so I guess I want more! In the spirit of a deathwing-style list;
I am wondering if a 5 man (or so) squad of Lightning Claw termies would be a worthwhile unit to have. Say 4 or 5 LC and one Heavy Flamer. Further, I wonder if they should DS or ride in a Land Raider?
Of course, this is a very expensive unit (both points and money!!) would it be worthwhile? How would you want to use it? When would you not want to use it?
Comments, analysis, math-hammer, and/or criticism requested. Thanks!!
If your going to do it, the landraider is the best way to do it. is you DS your termies they have that annoying requirement of standing still and taking fire from everything your opponent can throw at you before they even move.
Armed with dual lightning claws your termies would have next to no shooting power. So after deepstriking people would just walk away from them. Termies are not fast enough to chase anything down, so that is not a viable option.
For deep striking you should go for the quintessential 5 man squad with 4 combiweapons and a heavy flamer. Assault termies need to hitch a ride in a Landraider in order to have a realistic chance of getting into cc ever. And even in a landraider it is going to be very hard to make contract.
If you aim for an assault squad you should consider a slaaneshi sorcerer with lash. That should greatly increase the odds of getting into cc. Maybe give the sorcerer terminator armor and have him join the squad.
Honestly though, terminators at the moment work best as deep striking shock troops. A 5 man squad with 4 combi weapons (plasma has worked wonders for me) and a heavy flamer can vaporize an entire squad the round they enter.
If the radiance of a thousand suns
Were to burst at once into the sky,
That would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...
I am become Death,
The shatterer of Worlds.
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CC troopses need delivery methods or to be counter attack types.
basically the need to get stuck in anyhow.
Sort that problem out, and the rest will fall into place.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
if you wanted to waste an amazing amount of point you could do a squad of 5 termie champions w/ LCs and IoK in a landraider. 5 attacks each (6 on charge). Its a lot of umph from a small unit, unfortunately itll cost around 600pts. The idea is cool, but it just seems unrealistic to do a "deathwing" style list with chaos. Or maybe just a CC type deathwing.
Alternatively, what about a shootier type of list?
2 units 6-7 termies, combi plasma nad reaper autos, 1 unit of 10 assault termies either with double LC or combi melta/flamer and heavy flamer.
About 1000 points. Throw in a couple Land raiders or dreadnaughts to round out the death wing feel and you have a 1500pt list.