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1 Rhino $35
1 Tactical Squad $40
1 Combat Squad $30
1 Assault Squad $30
1 Scout Squad $23
Total $158 (Canadian)
Unlike some other Battleforces the Marine's one is just a troop builder
To you think its worth for the guys you get and their usefulness on the battlefield that is it worth buying a Space Marine Battleforce?
Moneywise, most if not all battleforces are worth it.
Ask yourself, will you be using everything in the box in your army? Can you see it all being useful? For me, personally, the bulk money isn't worth it for a couple of reasons - that's a good portion of cash to part with in one go; that's a lot of models to get in one go, and I'm the type of guy who can't stay focused for very long; and I won't use the Rhino for some time to come. So at this point in time, for me personally, the battleforce isn't worth buying.
If you can stay focused, justify spending the bulk cash, and will use all of the contents, the battleforce is always going to be worth it.
Lost touched on what I think. If you do not plan on using those models, then the Battleforce won't be worth it. However, with the new Codex, most of those models in the Battleforce are pretty decent, and will be your staple to almost any force, WS to Smurfs.
When i bought up my army last month, I built a list of what I wanted first, then looked to see what I could get from the battleforce/buying everything seperately. It should help justify buying the battleforce or buying the boxes individually.
If I were starting marines I'd probably pick up two of them. 20 Tacticals in Rhinos, 10 Scouts, 10 Assault Marines, and plenty of bits for Command Squads, Vets, and the like is a good start to any army. Add in Black Reach and you've got around 1500 points. From there, some Predators, Sternguard, and more transports should give you a very capable tourney level army.
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well it really depends on where you buy it, if you find a good place online where i buy my stuff i can get it for just over $65 (US) when it goes for $90 at my hobby shop. That's $130 retail for me for exactly half the price including shipping.
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I've only ever bought the Battleforce box's when I'm expanding the size of my army. I'm just not sure if I'd pick up the SM one though.
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I'd say it's worth it. For me I already had five assault marines, so that made 10. I got a devastator box along with the combat squad made my full 10 man dev squad. I needed the rhino too.
The scouts I'm looking to trade away, probably.
If you want to start a SM army in one hit the battle force is the way to go, buy a commander (who would at least have a better go than the AoBR captains bolter and power sword combo, wtf?) and then you can use the commanders bitz to buff your serg's up and you have a legal army that is pretty solid with abit of flavour added. (personally I think they could have gone for a razorback over a rhino though)
So great for a starting force but expanding your force I would go AoBR anyday.
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Like most people have said, I think it depends on what you already have and what you need. I'm like GunTAG, I buy it to fill up other squads (Assault and more Marines) and can use the Rhino - so I'll definately be picking it up for the $105 Cnd.
remember too that ebay is your friend. You can find these battleforces for like 70$ US. Now our CAN$ is crap now so it might only cost a little less then buying it at a store.