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So im reading the new Iron Snakes novel and I love the Chapter thus far. I am wondering how viable it would be to build an army based on Daemonhunter rules (with inducted guard) for the Snakes?
For those that haven't read it, and without giving too much away, the Iron Snakes sometimes only send ONE marine if they think that is sufficient to quell the threat. In chapter 3 there are more marines in use but they are backing up a mass of Guard. I like that idea for tabletop.
So in essence I'd like to come up with a list that uses fairly minimal marines, maybe HQ and Ret, some elites...perhaps one troop of Tacs...then a couple troops of Guard for them to boss around. Probably 1000-1500 points.
Anyone think this can work? (my appologies as i usually play WHFB.)
Cheers in advance for any thoughts and suggestions.
I actually thought that Black Templar might work well for Iron Snakes. Though it's hard to explain the emperor's champion and you can't have librarians. The Snakes are specialists at medium/short range infantry combat. I can't say how you could make them with the upcoming codex. Wait until it comes out than look.
Grey Knights could maybe work, but Iron Snakes are not all psykers, and GK are. Really you'd be best off using a largely tactical force. Maybe with foot-slogging assault marines for the "combat" (or just standard jump packs) I don't recall them using many heavy weapons. The last codex allowed them to be made with traits (trust thy battle brother, Purity above all, flesh over steal and die standing) make your sergeant an apothecary, add a flamer, some meltabombs, and you got close.
I too have just finished reading this book. Its epic! No suprise that you want to make up a viable list under their name!
Honestly, i've been told enough times to chill out and wait for the codex, so i'll tell you the same lol
Someone at the place I play at plays as Iron Snakes (He uses em as vanilla marines).
Also, why meltabombs? Damocles never had meltabombs...give the Sarge a lightning claw instead!