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How many assult troops should be fielded in a 1500 point army.
Does anyone have a ratio, such as a 750 pt army needs 5 men assult squads .......etc
depends entirely on your theme and style of play. Of course, fill out the squads with 10 men for all of them, but the number of squads vary. I almost always feild one 1000 pointsz and up because they are a versitile unit and make effective counter attacker and do well hitting enemy heavy support units. More then two i very rarely use. If you're feilding 2 or more you're probably going with an assault themed army.
May the Emperor forgive you, for his servants cannot.
There's just too many goodies in the SM codex to use. At most you'll be able to field 1 unit of 10 assault marines if you want a more balanced list (or maybe even 2 units of 5).
If you really like assault marines, I'd suggest you go with Blood Angels. They can field an all assault army.
The important thing to remember about assault marines in 5th edition is flow. How will they stay in combat and avoid being shot? Since you can no longer continually stay in close combat like you can in 4th, the effectiveness of assault troops has diminished.
In 5th edition, assault marines now serve as a counter-assault unit. They're jump packs gives them good speed to get to where they need to be. With the new deep strike rules, i wouldn't deep strike them. Instead, keep them behind your lines waiting for any enemy unit to assault your front lines. If they don't assault you, keep them to contest an enemy objective. Give them flamers to be able to cut down enemies if you do decide to use them as assault troops.
My general rule of thumb for most Marine squads is "Always have 10-men." Any squad under 10 is too flimsy and can be killed in one turn of shooting. There are, of course, exceptions to this as vanguard and terminator squads are usually too expensive to field in 1500 points or less.
When you say behind your linesdoes this mean assult marines with or without jumpacks
There is no right answer - it depends on who you're fighting, what else you have in your list and if you felt like taking any. I have 6k of marines and only just bought my first assault squad so obviously they're not essential
I've always thought they should be fielded in 10-man squads unless it's a really small game. But that's just me!
Yeah, you'd think they posed a threat or something :p
I just can't imagine a ten man squad of Marines being told by their Sergeant "Sorry Jones, you're on the bench this match", heh.