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    What would be a good "backbone" for a SM force?

    Good morning,


    I have been sitting here, trying to figure out, how many Tacital Squads, would make a good "backbone" for a SM force.

    The forces are at 1000pt, 1500pt, and 2000pt.

    I am thinking 2 - 4 squads, depending on the points for the force, armed with either PG/ML and F/ML.

    Your opinions/exp please!

    Thank you in advance, for all your posts.



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    For 1000 and 1500 id go for 2 full 10 man squads, possibly 3 in a 1500 if you have the points, for a 2000 id say atleast 3 full 10man squads.
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    1500-2000 I'll use 2 full squads with Rhinos and 10 sniper scouts with camo cloaks. I've got a good objective camper and up to 4 mobile scoring units and a cheap wall of armor.
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    Definitely. Then you can flesh out your list with some really hard units to support you. That is what elites, heavies, fast attacks, and HQ are for.

    Remember to give your squad some transports. Rhinos and drop pods are both excellent. I like the free upgrades on squads, such as flamers, multi-meltas, missile launchers, and heavy bolters. All are excellent weapons and I am loving the multi-meltas even more now since vehicles are so hard now.

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    Here's my take on the core needs for the standard three missions

    1000pt - 2 (10 man) Tactical Squads and 1 (5) Sniper Scout Squad

    1500pts -2 (10 man) Tactical Squads and 1 (7) Sniper Scout Squad ( if have points another 5 man Combat Tactical

    2000pts - 3 (10 man) Tactical Squads and 1 (5) Sniper Scout Squad

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    i always go for two full tactical squads and a librarian, whatever the list.

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    I would agree that you probably need 2 for 1000 points, 3 for 1500 points, 4 for 2000 and so on. 2 full squads is good because you can mount them in Rhinos for the extra mobility and it isn't too many points. Only take 3 or more Rhinos in larger games where the points are a little more freely expendable.

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    Thank you all, for the advice.

    All I need to do, now, is decide on the armorment.

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    Thats awfuly generous of you lol.


    for a bit more detail, in my 1500 list i bowl out 2 10 man tactical squads and a 5 man scout sniper squad with a marine commander, i always use a marine commander, some times i will use a librarian.

    in 1750 i do the same but i will give my 2 squads a bit of rhino love!
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    I like to take a 10 man tactical or scout squad for every 1000 points, however i only ever take 1 scout squad which is actualy 5 or 10 men. At 1500 pts ill throw in 1-2 rhinos and at 2000 there's 2.
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